YOUR BEST PRESERVATION OPTION. Freeze drying is easier than canning or dehydrating, and will last up to 8 times longer. In about a day, your food is freeze-dried, packaged and ready for a shelf-life of up to 25 years.
THE AVERAGE FAMILY THROWS AWAY $2,250 OF FOOD PER YEAR.
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Better Than Canning and Dehydrating
As a food preservation method, it is easier than canning and dehydrating and will last 7 to 8 times longer. Just put your leftover meals and ripening fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy in your own freeze dryer and press start. In about 20 to 36 hours, your food is ready to be packaged for a shelf life of up to 25 years.
Preserves Taste, Colour and Nutritional Value
Freeze drying is remarkable because it causes no damage to the nutrition of the food being preserved. Other methods of preservation, such as canning and dehydrating, use higher temperatures that can destroy more than half (50%) the food value. Freeze drying does not shrink or toughen the food, but retains the aroma, flavor, color, shape and nutritional content. Simply add water. Apples, cheese, avocados, meat, raspberries, peas, ice cream and yogurt will still look and taste fresh because, in reality, they still are. Without water and oxygen to spoil the food, it is as if the food has been placed in a time capsule. It will last and last and last!
Freeze-Dry Large Pieces of Food and Complete Meals
A Harvest Right Home Freeze Dryer™ allows you to preserve large pieces of tasteful, high quality food, such as apricot halves, thick peach slices, large slabs of cooked steak, whole shrimp, ice cream sandwiches, and a lot more. You don’t have to settle for the small dices or shavings of fruit or meat that you find in store bought, freeze dried products. Prepare it and preserve it how you want it.
Cuts Down on Food Waste
Leftover meals, including overly ripe fruits and vegetables, that are typically wasted and thrown away may be freeze dried until you are ready to eat them. Studies have shown that the average family of four throws away 40% of the food they purchase each year, a value equal to $2,250 or more. Families can avoid much of this waste and preserve large quantities of high quality food that would normally be put in the garbage.
Your Food, Your Needs
Prepackaged, processed meals typically include unhealthy additives, such as sodium nitrate, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, monosodium glutamate (MSG), food dyes and colors. When you freeze dry at home, your food is untainted. It will accommodate any dietary need, including food allergies, vegetarian, or vegan needs. It is perfect for a non-preservative or non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) diet that is designed for a healthy lifestyle.
New and Modern Approach
Freeze drying food is a relatively new process and our Home Freeze Dryer™ has revolutionized household food preservation. For a detailed explanation of how Home Freeze Drying™ has changed food preservation process, we’ve created a white paper—available as a FREE download—describing freeze drying and the history of food preservation. Click the button below to download your own copy for free.
When used to dry food daily, your Home Freeze Dryer™ will pay for itself much sooner than you might think. Considering the low cost of the appliance, most families will be able to dry enough food to fully return the investment in less than a year.
Refrigerated food, frozen food, and canned food just don’t last very long. However, freeze dried foods will last up to 25 years. It does not need to be rotated as do other foods. Because of this it is perfect for home storage.
How Freeze Drying Works
Fresh or cooked foods are placed in the dryer where they are frozen to -40 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.
Once the food is frozen, the freeze dryer creates a powerful vacuum around the food. Then, as the food is slightly warmed, the ice transitions into vapor and evaporates.
The freeze-dried food is then sealed in moisture and oxygen-proof packaging (Mylar bags, mason jars, or cans) along with an oxygen absorber to ensure freshness until opened.
When water is added to the food it regains its original fresh flavor, aroma, and appearance. Enjoy it as good as fresh!