Freeze-dried food is a type of preserved food that has been dehydrated using a process called "freeze-drying" or "lyophilization".
This process involves freezing the food, then placing it in a vacuum chamber and subjecting it to low pressure. This causes the water in the food to evaporate without melting into a liquid, leaving behind a dry, lightweight product that can be stored for long periods of time without spoiling. Freeze-drying is a popular method of preserving food, particularly for camping, hiking, mountaineering, humanitarian aid, and other outdoor activities where weight and long shelf life are important factors.
Freeze-dried food is also commonly used in emergency and disaster relief situations, as it can be easily transported and stored for long periods of time. The process of freeze-drying preserves the nutritional value, flavour, and texture of the food.
There are a number of advantages of Freeze-dried food:
1. Long shelf life: Freeze-dried food can be stored for long periods of time without spoiling, as the process removes the water that bacteria and other microorganisms need to grow and thrive. This makes it an ideal option for emergency food supplies, camping trips, expeditions, humanitarian aid, and other situations where long-term storage is necessary.
2. Lightweight: Freeze-dried food is lightweight and easy to transport, making it a popular choice for backpackers, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who need to carry their food with them. Our Extreme formula takes the lightweight concept to another level, creating the highest energy, lowest weight and most compact size possible.
3. Nutritional value: Freeze-drying preserves the nutritional value of the food, as it does not use high heat or chemicals that can destroy vitamins and minerals. This means that freeze-dried food can be a healthy and convenient option for people who want to eat well while on the go.
4. Convenience: Freeze-dried food is easy to prepare, as it usually only requires the addition of hot water to rehydrate it*. This makes it a convenient option for people who want a quick and easy meal without the need for cooking or other preparation.
* Freeze-dried food can be rehydrated with cold water, but takes much longer, typically 2 to 3 times the recommended time when using hot water.