History of Freeze-Dried Foods
Freeze-dried foods have been around since the ancient Peruvian Incas. Incas stored their crops in the Machu Picchu mountains, and the low air pressure combined with high-altitude, cold air vaporized the water in the crops. Today, the process of removing water from frozen foods is called “lyophilization.” The freeze-drying process was commercialized after World War II.
Here Are Our Favorite Tips for Freeze-Dried Berries
• Berries are a light food to munch on. Replace salty snacks with nutritious, low-calorie berries.
•They can make quick, tasty snacks by combining berries with plain yogurt, and various kinds of nuts, seeds or nuts.
• To make delicious and healthy milkshakes and beverages, combine berries with berry juice, plain yogurt, buttermilk, milk, water, soy or oat milk, cereals and different sorts of seeds or nuts.
• Berry powder can be easily added to yogurts, cereals, porridge or tea.
• one tablespoon of berry powder is equivalent to about 1.5 dl of fresh berries.
• Berry powder is easy to take with you to work or on trips.
• Keep the berry powder in an airtight container so that you can take it along even in warm or humid weather.
• Freeze Dried berries are easy to carry along as a snack, and can be used instead of raisins in baking.
• Combine berry with mineral water for a bubbling celebration drink or mixed it together with tea leaves for fresh fruit favor.
• You can make a refreshing summer treat by added berry powder with ice cream and cold water.
Preserves The Taste, Color and Nutritional Value of any fruit!
Freeze drying is remarkable because it causes no damage to the nutrition of the food being preserved. Other methods of preservation, such as canning and dehydrating, use higher temperatures that can destroy more than half (50%) the food value. Freeze drying does not shrink or toughen the food but retains the aroma, flavor, color, shape and nutritional content. Simply add our berries into water and they’re fresh! Smoothies, breakfast cereals, ice cream and yogurt will still look and taste fresh because, in reality, they still are. Without water and oxygen to spoil the food, it is as if the food has been placed in a time capsule. It will last and last and last!