Non of the goodness or taste is lost when long life food is prepared, it can also be store for very long periods of time, even years. There are several methods used to produce long life food but the most popular are Freeze Drying or dehydration. The process is safe and has been used in many of the main street brands that you buy today in your supermarket. There is a vast assortment of gourmet food entrees, breakfast and desert that can be reconstituted ready to prepare in minutes.
Process for Freeze Drying
First the foodstuff is frozen really quickly and then put into a chamber that dries it in a vacuum. This process removes the majority of the water and moistening without affecting the taste, color, form or nutritional value of the food item.
The Dehydration method
In dehydration, food product moves through a drying chamber where air removes the moisture from the food. This occurs at low temperatures so that the nutritional profile stays intact.
Many people buy Freeze Dried Food not just in case of emergency, but to eat every day because it tastes great! Storage space is a premium for us all but this food is lightweight and takes up less space so you can get more in a container. Freeze dried food is nutritious and great tasting but equally it is economical to buy and use as all you have to do is add water. In emergencies, where there is no power or heat so that you can make hot food, you can use cold water to re-hydrate the food. As freeze dried is lightweight you can carry far more food for the same weight that will therefore last you much longer.
You will find many previously prepared recipes ready to eat however you can also order meat and poultry, vegetables and fruit in loose or bulk and make up your own meals as you would do with fresh produce. You can treat long life food like a food insurance that protects you from rising inflation and all types of emergency or if you were to lose your job.