Nutritional value per 100 g: 310 kcal / 1300 kJ, fat 2 g, of which 0.1 g is saturated, carbohydrates 34 g, fiber 33 g, protein 9 g, salt 0 g.
Freeze drying or lyophilization is the highest standard for product drying. Frost and vacuum are used in the process, which leads water into evaporation directly from ice to steam without entering a liquid phase. Skipping the liquid phase saves the product's structure, so we get wonderful flavors and the best possible nutritional value for dried berries, fruits, vegetables, etc.! Freeze-dried foods are durable for up to 25 years. Freeze-drying retains 97% of the nutritional value of the food. Other preservation methods, such as preservation and drying, use high temperatures that destroy much of the nutritional value. Freeze-dried products get a wonderful crunchiness and are super light in weight, very comfortable when you are on the go.
What is the process of freeze-drying food?
The food is placed in a vacuum chamber where the temperature is lowered during freezing. The temperature rises slowly, together with a certain pressure, which causes the water (which is now ice) in the food to break out from the food. Then the air is sucked out of the chamber, lowering the pressure, which causes the water to change from the solid state of ice, straight into water vapor that collects on the freezer coils, while the rest of the food remains intact. So it literally just extracts the water (99% of it)
Freeze-dried food ...
Has a longer shelf life, is more nutritious because the freeze-drying process locks in the vitamins and nutrients (the drying process absorbs a lot of the nutrients WITHOUT the food)
Are tasty (for the above reasons). Is lighter and usually costs a little more, because the process is more expensive but in return the products become more concentrated and you need less.
Each can of food has a shelf life unopened and then a shelf life when opened. We have found that most products have an unopened shelf life of about 25 years and a shelf life of one year when the jar is opened, but this presupposes that it is not open.
When you cook with freeze-dried ingredients, you get simple, safe canned food that is ready to be prepared! If you are considering testing, we will give you a little info here:
- You do not have to chop and cut up, now cooking just became faster and easier. Freeze-dried ingredients have already been washed and prepared, so just add them to the bowl and cook.
- Freeze-dried ingredients have no liquid in them so your products do not water down your soup, cream or sauce. Instead, it will be packed with concentrated flavor.
- No additives or sulfites are used during the freeze-drying process so ingredients are full of natural nutrients and vitamins instead of excess chemicals, dyes or by-products.
- As if that was not enough, freeze-dried products are naturally gluten-free, so it fits into many diets and a sugar-free lifestyle.
Since many fruits are not in season all year round, freeze-dried is also a way to get fresh flavors all year round.