Freeze-Dry Your Own Food
Harvest Right’s In-Home Freeze Dryer (patent pending) makes it possible to easily preserve food that will last for 15 to 25 years, with little loss of nutritional value and flavor.
As important as it is to have long-term storage, there is also a need to preserve food for daily use. We live in an age of canned and prepared foods that have little nutritional value and are full of additives that may be harmful.
With your own In-Home Freeze Dryer you can easily preserve delicious, healthy meals, fruits, meats, and vegetables that you and your family will love every day.
Continue reading for more specifics on the benefits of in-home freeze drying.
1) Preserves Taste, Color, and Nutritional Value
Freeze drying is a remarkable method of food preservation that does not damage the nutritional value of food. Other methods of food preservation, such as canning and dehydrating, use higher temperatures that destroy nearly half (50%) of the food’s nutritional value.
Freeze drying also preserves the original size and relative softness of food, unlike other methods that often shrink it or make it tougher.
This picture was taken of food that was preserved in a Harvest Right freeze dryer. It doesn’t have a drop of water in it. As you can see, the apples, cheese, avocados and the rest (steak, turkey breast, raspberries, corn, peas, ice cream, yogurt, banana slices) still look fresh. And, in reality, they are fresh. Simply add water—it is delicious.
2) Large Pieces of Food Can Be Preserved
Home freeze drying allows you to preserve large pieces of tasteful, high quality food, such as apricot halves, strawberry halves, thick peach slices, large slices of cooked steak, whole shrimp, ice cream sandwiches, etc. …not just small dices or shavings of fruit or meat that you find in store bought, freeze dried products.
3) Cut Down on Waste
Leftovers, including overly-ripe fruits and vegetables that are typically wasted and thrown away, can be freeze dry preserved 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 $2,500 or more.
With an in-home freeze dryer, families can avoid most of this waste and, every year, preserve large quantities of high quality food they would normally put in the garbage.
4) Freeze Drying Accommodates a
Wide Variety of Diets
The freeze drying process is compatible with virtually any special diet or nutritional need. What you put in is what you get out. Below are some common dietary concerns. Each of these can be addressed with a home freeze dryer.
• No processed foods or preservatives
• GMO free ingredients
• Food allergies
• Gluten free diets
• Vegetarian and Vegan
5) Herbs Preserve Best When Freeze Dried
Herbs used in cooking, as well as medicinal and aromatic herbs, are best preserved when freeze dried. They retain nearly 100% of their flavor and potency. No other preservation method makes this possible.
6) Help Protect the Environment
When we cut down on waste, we also help the environment. It’s that simple. Preserving your surplus food will stop that otherwise good food from further filling up our landfills.
Want to Learn More About the Benefits of Freeze Drying?
Freeze drying is a relatively new invention, and it has revolutionized how people preserve food. To further explain how the benefits of home freeze drying has changed food preservation, we’ve created a free white paper download all about freeze drying and the history of food preservation. Click the button below to navigate to the article download page.