¿What is Freeze-Drying?
Freeze-drying combines the best of food processing standards to preserve and retain organoleptic and nutritional characteristics in food. Through deep freezing followed by sublimation via controlled vacuum, the freeze-drying process removes 98% of the water content of food while leaving nutrients intact.
Our freeze-drying process is 100% natural. It uses no artificial ingredients, sugars, flavoring, color or preservatives. It also retains the original size, shape, and visual appeal of the fruit or vegetable.
Since most of the water content is removed, freeze-dried foods weigh approximately 10% of their original wet-weight, generating efficiencies in shipping and handling.
Water content is the primary cause of food deterioration. By removing most of the water, and having a carefully controlled packaging process, we ensure that the high-quality of our products is maintained. This translates in longer shelf-life without the need for refrigeration which further increases efficiencies in the supply chain.
All of our products are 100% natural, and we do not use any artifical ingredients in any of our processes.
Differences between Freeze-Dried and Air-Dried
Dehydration is the oldest method used to preserve food. Air-drying removes moisture by placing products under a carefully controlled, continuous flow of dry air. Moisture is thus reduced, minimizing enzyme growth and the reproduction of microorganisms that cause spoilage. Consequently, shelf life is extended, while weight and volume are reduced, generating efficiencies in the logistics involved in moving the finished product.