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Freeze-Dried Foods

MeditatingMeditating Raw Newbie

I have been reading lately about freeze-dried foods. I didn’t find much on the processing but what I read indicates no chemicals are used and more of the nutritional content remains compared to other preservation methods including conventional freezing.

Many fruits and other foods are available in freeze-dried form and I was thinking about seeking out these alternatives when I can’t get fresh products.

I have no idea what impact it has on flavor.

Anyone have info on the subject, have tried freeze-dried products, or know a supplier of organic, freeze-dried fruits, maca, etc, please let me hear from you. Thanks.

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  • Meditatin, I have bought some freeze-dried fruits in the past(just once) from Justtomatoes: http://www.justtomatoes.com

    The fruits are raw and they also sell some organics. I don’t know if the veggies have been first blanched, so I would ask.

    There is another site that sells both dried and freeze-dried foods in larger amounts, but I can’t remember the name. I’ll look it up. I’m interested in fruits for the winter, also. And truly raw dried veggies, so it’s something I need to look into more.

  • MeditatingMeditating Raw Newbie

    TOMS MOM – Thanks for the link. I think I found the other site you were talking about that sells in bulk.

    Did you like the flavor of your pruducts and how did you use them?

    I thought I would try some fruits and use them in smoothies. I was also hoping I could find freeze dried versions of the powdered goods I already purchase like maca, cacao and bee pollen.

  • The only things I bought were the non-organic, freeze-dried raspberries and cherries. I thought they were delicious. Over-priced, but so good! I just ate them like candy! I meant to hydrate them, but never got around to it, haha. Greed got the better of me.

    Oh, I think smoothies would be great with them!

    What was the name of the bulk company? I think I’ll get some stuff for winter.

  • Hi All

    Whole Foods Market has some freeze dried vegetables, I have tried the mixed and really liked the green beans. But since going raw I looked at their ingredients and it seems they have added dextrin or maltodextrin… can’t remember which but I did not purchase for that reason.

    Would love to find a source for bulk freeze-dried too!

    QT

  • ambiguousambiguous Raw Newbie

    Justtomatoes has some of their products available in bulk, and as their name suggests, they don’t add anything to their products. I think their peas are totally awesome, and very addictive. You can order directly from them at justtomatoes.com.

  • Thanks ambiguous!

    I have tried their peaches, raspberries, strawberries and their garlic… they were all good… but did not stay crisp very long after opening.

    When the strawberries were crisp… I ground some in my coffee grinder and used the powder in my iced green tea for a wonderful strawberry drink in the summer! :)

    QT

  • I’ve been wondering about the just tomatoes, peas, etc. I always eye them up, but wondered about the taste. do you snack on them dry, or rehydrate them?

  • MeditatingMeditating Raw Newbie

    TOMS MOM Thanks for the heads up on Just Tomatoes having organic fruits. I have never seen the organic versions in stores.

    CHICORY I bought some the other day to taste them. They taste freeze-dried. I re-hydrated some berries and I would use them in a smoothie. I would actually prefer to find them in freeze-dried powder form because I am only interested in them for smoothies and the powder form takes up much less storage space.

    QTLAYLA Google “bulk freeze dried food” and you will find several sources.

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