Freeze-drying can be used to dry a wide range of food products such as fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, soup, milk, rice, and noodles, etc. This is because the freeze-drying process preserves the products original shape, colour, taste and nutritional qualities. Once appropriately packaged and sealed it has an incredibly long shelf life. This can be for many years without deterioration. Freeze-drying produces superior instant coffee because the gentle drying process preserves the flavour and provides a granular product that reconstitutes readily with hot water. Freeze dried survival food has been the choice of backpackers, climbers, campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts for over 30 years. Freeze-drying is superior to all other food preservation methods.
Freeze-dried foods can be stored at room temperature, without spoilage for long periods of time. This is because freeze-drying removes water and oxygen, the main causes of food deterioration. Almost any food can be freeze-dried including cooked meals. A lightweight packet of dried food that may have been stored for years can be turned into a hot nutritious meal within minutes by just adding hot water.
Freeze-dried foods can be stored at room temperature, without spoilage. This is because freeze-drying removes both water and oxygen, the primary causes of food deterioration. Almost any food can be freeze-dried including whole cooked meals.