Our freeze-dried fruit is harvested and dried at its peak ripeness, preserving the natural flavors and nutrients. Bulk freeze dried fruit is a perfect companion for our standard
survival food options
. Pair it with some
freeze dried meat
and your family will be eating well no matter the circumstances. Valley Food Storage freeze dried fruits have no additives or preservatives so you know what you're getting.
FREEZE DRIED FRUIT IS THRIVING, NOT JUST SURVIVING
Freeze dried fruit is an amazing addition that no survival food supply should be without. While empty calories may keep you fueled short term in an emergency, the vitamins and minerals provided by bulk freeze dried fruit is critical to overall health. But besides that, freeze dried fruit provides an easy to eat, absolutely delicious treat that fuels your body and your sprit.
HOW WE MAKE OUR FREEZE DRIED FRUITS
We have a variety of different freeze dried fruits available on a rotating basis because we harvest fresh fruit at it's peak and quickly freeze dry it to preserve 99% of it's nutritional value. But, even better, freeze drying fruit condenses the flavors and sugars making taste like a natural candy! And if you check our ingredients, you'll find only one on the list. We just give you the purest and tastiest freeze dried fruit we can, no sugar or preservatives, just fruit.
HOW TO EAT FREEZE DRIED FRUIT
One of the best things about having bulk freeze dried fruit around is that it requires absolutely no preparation! You can just snack on them anytime. The texture is crisp and easy to chew. But you can still add freeze dried fruit to water and rehydrate them, perfect for cobblers, pies or on top of oatmeal. But if you're like us, you'll find yourself enjoying a handful as desert after a good meal.
FREEZE DRIED FRUIT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Freeze dried fruit often fills a different niche from fresh or canned fruit. It's light, airy and crunchy, but we do have a few common question we get.
IS FREEZE DRIED FRUIT GOOD FOR YOU?
Our bulk freeze dried fruit is just as healthy as fresh fruit. The freeze drying process preserves all the nutrition, vitamins and minerals from fresh fruit. However this is not true of all freeze dried fruits. Check ingredient lists on any dried fruit you buy because often sugar and preservatives are added during the processing!
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DRIED FRUIT AND FREEZE DRIED FRUIT?
Dried fruit usually refers to dehydrated fruit. This process involves exposing the fruit to low heat and air movement to slowly dry out the fruit. The dehydration process can be fine for some purposes, but it does leave the fruit tougher, often leathery, and shriveled up. Think of raisins vs. grapes. Freeze drying fruit, on the other hand, involves quickly freezing the fruit in a vacuum then letting the ice sublimate into vapor, leaving the fruit the same size, shape and color it was originally, just without the moisture
. This has a much more airy, crisp texture. Freeze drying also causes less damage to the fruit, letting to rehydrate better and preserve more of it's nutrition.
IS FREEZE DRIED FRUIT HEALTHIER THAN DEHYDRATED FRUIT?
Both freeze dried fruit and dehydrated fruit are healthy options. However, the heat used to dehydrate fruit does cause more loss of nutrition than freeze drying, which preserves a higher percentage of most nutrients. Freeze drying also removes more moisture than dehydrating, contributing to it's longer shelf life.