What Is Freeze Dried Fruits?
There are two ways to make dried fruit: drying by heat and drying by freezing. Hot air drying is placing food in an oven at a positive temperature for a period of 12-24 hours to remove water and moisture from the fruit.
Freeze-drying uses negative temperatures to sublimate water out of foods at high temperatures (usually around -35°F).
Freeze-dried fruit preserves the berry or piece of fruit exactly as it is, minus the liquid. It’s a great way to preserve the flavor and nutrients of fresh fruit in an easy-to-carry form.
Depending on the freeze-dried fruit you choose, it can hold up to 90% of its original weight in water (meaning less room in your backpack), which makes it ideal for long hikes or camp!
Freeze-dried fruit has a stable shelf life (and can be stored for many years) but does not require refrigeration. Freeze-dried fruit is light, crunchy and rich with concentrated fruit flavors. It is very light, has a dry, crunchy texture and intense fruit flavors.
It has been used by people around the world for centuries — from the ancient Egyptians to Native Americans to today’s hikers — to preserve foods that are no longer fresh. This is also a great way to keep fruit from spoiling in a storage box or on the pantry shelf.