Freeze Dried Food Nutrition Information

Freeze Dried Food Nutrition Information

Every food product you buy from Valley Food Storage is clearly labeled with all Nutrition Information required by the FDA and USDA.  What these federally required labels don’t always tell you about is the quality of the ingredients used. We take pride in knowing that every ingredient we use is clean, natural and non-GMO with no fillers or added preservatives.

You’ll also notice some things that are clearly missing when you read our nutrition labels.  We don’t have any MSGs, artificial flavors, or hydrogenated oils. They aren’t on the label because they aren’t in our food!  We believe you should store food you’ll love to eat so we only put in real food made from real ingredients that we would feed to our own families.

When shopping for long term food storage you will find a variety of recommendations for serving sizes and daily values.  Here are the key factors to analyze in the nutrition information:

  • Serving Size - How many servings come per container and what is the size of those servings?  Is the serving size calculated by mass, volume, or weight? Is that size calculated before or after freeze-drying?  Are any preservatives or added ingredients included in that serving size or is it measuring just the natural food product in the package?  Many “survival food” brands market large numbers of servings in their kits but upon closer inspection, you will find the serving sizes can be quite small and value lacking.
  • Calories - When most people think of calories they think of cutting calories in a diet to lose weight.  Whereas in an emergency situation your body needs to consume as many calories from food as possible to sustain itself.  Calories are, in essence, the energy your body needs to survive and thrive. When you compare Valley Food Storage against other long term food supplies you will find that we have some of the highest daily calorie allotments.
  • Macronutrients - There are three macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. These are the building blocks of calories. For every gram of protein or carbohydrate you consume your body has 4 calories to burn whereas grams of fat provide 9 calories of energy.  Having balanced sources of Macronutrients providing you with calories is key to ensure that your body has the right “mix of fuel” to consume. Much like an engine needs both gasoline and oxygen to burn, your body needs a mix of Macronutrient sources to function well.
  • Micronutrients - The other part of the nutrition equation is the need for micro-nutrients - the vitamins and minerals your body needs for proper function.  The largest quantities of micronutrients are found in fresh foods. One of the reasons we have such a relentless focus on product quality and insist on natural ingredients is to preserve the micronutrients in our products.  No matter what steps are taken for preservation, micronutrients will deteriorate over time which is why we invest in the best storage systems for freeze-dried food - to ensure that no matter when you consume it that the food has the best protection to preserve its micronutrients (and it’s taste!)