Freeze Dried Food Storage

Freeze Dried Food Storage

Eating a balanced diet is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. While emergency preparedness is crucial, Wise Company understands that it’s also important that all of our food items are nutritious and filling too. That’s why we carry a line of long-term freeze-dried foods, ranging from freeze-dried meats to freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, so that our customers can not only purchase foods designed to last for decades, but that they can also acquire foods that satisfy all of their daily nutritional requirements easily too. Our dry-food storage goods are sealed in special pouches and stackable buckets so that the food items can last for up to 25 years. The freeze-dried items are also easily prepared by simply adding water, and the meats and veggies can be quickly added to other dishes as well. The freeze-dried foods are available based on serving size, as customers can purchase anywhere from 60 servings to 1,080 servings of freeze-dried meats, veggies and fruits. Wise Company offers a line of “customer declared” dairy products, which includes delicious powdered eggs and long-term powdered whey milk—these dairy products will help to round out any emergency diet. With our line of freeze-dried foods and dry-food storage goods, you and your loved ones will have everything you could possibly need to overcome any emergency event.
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Freeze Dried Food Storage

5. Freeze-dried food is relatively healthy. Gary Stoner, a professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, found that the freeze-dried berries retained 90 percent of their anthocyanins—compounds that give berries their color and are thought to prevent cancer. Other nutrients, such as vitamins C and E and folic acid, are somewhat depleted through the freeze-drying process. Once rehydrated, freeze-dried food is similar in nutritional value to fresh food according to Diane Barrett, a food science and technology prof at UC-Davis. Barrett calls freeze-drying “one of the best ways to preserve food.” Freeze-dried food has long been popular with outdoor enthusiasts and shoppers at sporting-goods stores such as REI, which sells small, lightweight packets for hiking and backpacking.
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Freeze Dried Food Storage

7. Freeze-dried food can be pretty tasty. I was dubious staring down into a paper sample cup of freeze-dried ground beef at the tea party expo. How could this taste like anything other than cardboard? When I mustered the courage to toss the cup’s contents into my mouth, I was surprised to find that once rehydrated, the beef tasted good and oddly similar to my mom’s tacos—a childhood dinnertime staple prepared with Old El Paso taco seasoning packets. That said, rehydration is key to your enjoyment of freeze-dried food. I recently bought a package of freeze-dried blueberries only to discover that right out of the bag they have the flavor of the berry—but the texture of Styrofoam.
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Freeze Dried Food Storage

Package Name Package Name We selected comparable packages across the most popular food storage providers to show you how costs compare between products. Total Cost(with Shipping) Total Cost including Shipping Total cost of the package being compared, plus the actual shipping charges. Remember that cost per 2000 calories is a better indicator of actual cost. Total Package Weight Total Package Weight This is another good indicator of the actual food quality and quantity offered in a package. Sugary items that are high in calories and not very nutritious weigh much less than real food! Cost per Pound of Food Cost per Pound of Food The easiest way to measure what you are getting for your hard earned money. Drink mixes, desserts, items with low nutritional value all weigh very little and will not help you in an emergency situation! Total Calories Total Calories Total calories included in the package being compared. Always look at the total calories provided instead of the number of servings to compare the true value of a food storage purchase. Average Calories per Serving Average Calories per Serving Surprise! Not all serving sizes are created equal. Legacy Premium’s serving sizes are 30-60% larger than leading competitors’. Cost per 2,000 Calories Cost per 2,000 Calories TThis number represents your actual cost per day, if you were to consume 2,000 calories. Knowing this measurement is a great way to understand how much food you are getting for your hard earned dollar. Gluten Free Options Available Gluten Free Options Available Over half of our meals are gluten free. Our facility operators are experts on cross contamination control and completely sterilize all equipment before producing any of our gluten free lines. Click here to see gluten free options. Total of 2,000 Calorie Days Total of 2,000 Calorie Days Measures how many days this package will actually last you if you consume 2000 calories per day. Shelf Life Shelf Life Shelf life is almost solely determined by residual oxygen levels inside the food packaging. All of our food is nitrogen flushed, oxygen absorbed, and stored in sunlight resistant mylar pouches. Oxygen levels are maintained well below the 2% standard to ensure that your food retains a rich flavor profile and high nutritional values for years to come. Non-GMO Non-GMO Legacy Premium has gone to extensive lengths to ensure that every ingredient used in their long term emergency food storage is Non-GMO. We have certified documentation from each and every ingredient provider that proves they meet the certification standards and requirements to be considered Non-GMO. No MSG or Autolyzed Yeast Extract added No MSG or AYE added Legacy Premium foods are 100% free of added MSG and AYE (Autolyzed Yeast Extract). Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), although occurs naturally in many ingredients, it is well known as a “flavor enhancer” even though several studies indicate a multitude of health issues associated with it’s consumption. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed it generally safe to use, we have chosen to keep unnatural MSG out of our foods. No Artificial Flavors No Artificial Flavors Legacy Premium brand is 100% free of artificial flavors. Nitrogen Flushed Mylar Pouches Nitrogen Flushed Mylar Pouches Shelf life is almost solely determined by residual oxygen levels inside the food packaging. All of our food is nitrogen flushed, oxygen absorbed, and stored in sunlight resistant mylar pouches. Oxygen levels are maintained well below the 2% standard to ensure that your food retains a rich flavor profile and high nutritional values for many years. Oxygen Absorbers in Every Pouch Oxygen Absorbers in Every Pouch Oxygen absorbers increase the shelf life and quality of stored food by limiting deterioration due to free oxygen in the packaging. Legacy Premium includes an oxygen absorber in every pouch of stored food. That is not true across the board. Residual O2 Content Residual 02 Content The industry standard oxygen level for stored food is 2% or lower. Ours averages 0.11%, which means your food lasts longer in our packaging. Stackable Storage Buckets Stackable Storage Buckets Each of your meals is packaged in a mylar pouch, then stored safely inside one of our BPA-free, stackable storage containers. Although 5 gallon buckets are the traditional standard, we have opted for smaller, more manageable buckets that allow for easy stacking, easy moving, and easy opening. FREE Shipping FREE Shipping We offer free shipping on every item, every day. No minimum purchase necessary. Time to Ship Time to Ship Your order ships from our warehouse in 2-5 business days, with many shipments being processed the same day as your order. Preservative Free Preservative Free Instead of adding unnatural preservatives to your food, Legacy Premium uses an advanced packaging process and natural ingredients, like sea salt, to preserve your food.
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Freeze Dried Food Storage

6. Freeze-drying is a really, really old technique. Freeze-drying is a three-step process that begins with freezing. Next the food is placed in a vacuum chamber under low heat. The frozen water crystals evaporate directly from ice to water vapor in a process called sublimation. The food then undergoes “secondary drying,” in which any remaining water molecules are removed under slightly higher temperatures. The food is nitrogen sealed for storage to prevent contamination from water or oxygen. As far back as 1200 A.D., the Incas freeze-dried potatoes (chuño) and a precursor to beef jerky (charqui), placing food on high-elevation stone platforms to freeze overnight and then dry in the sun.
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Freeze Dried Food Storage

Since last fall, conservative pundits—including Fox News personality Sean Hannity, talk-show host Laura Ingraham, and Glenn Beck—have all extolled freeze-dried foods. In October 2010, Beck promoted a freeze-dried food company called Food Insurance to people concerned about inflation, terrorist attacks, or natural disaster. “This is something that my staff has, my family has,” he said, showing off a backpack stuffed with freeze-dried foods. Beck explains:
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Freeze Dried Food Storage

2. Economic hardship and natural disasters propel people to store food. The modern industry of freeze-dried food storage arose in the late 1970s, when widespread concern over the oil crises of 1973 and 1979 and stagflation led many to stockpile food. In recent months the economic downturn prompted a spike in sales of freeze-dried foods. The founders of Shelf Reliance, a food-storage start-up born in 2004, say their company tripled in size from February to March of this year and again doubled in size from March to April. In January, Mountain House sold out of its one-gallon cans. Unable to meet demand, the company recently had to temporarily remove the cans from their website. In March, right after the earthquake in Japan, they could be found on eBay for two to three times their retail price.

Freeze Dried Food Storage