Why Milk is One of the Best Foods to Freeze Dry

Milk has long been seen as a healthy drink, because it is high in a range of nutrients. Milk is good for bones because if offers a rich source of calcium, a mineral essential for healthy bones and teeth. Milk is also fortified with vitamin D, which also benefits bone health and, along with calcium, can help prevent osteoporosis. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for 2015 to 2020 suggest that Americans should consume “fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages.” 

Milk, and other dairy foods, are an essential food item in any good emergency food storage. Milk is easy to freeze dry and, once powdered, takes up little space and is extremely lightweight. An entire gallon can fit into a quart jar. It is also simple to reconstitute. Simply add a 1 to 1 ratio of powder to water. But does it taste the same? Find out what “Retired at 40” discovered while freeze drying milk. Pick up some very useful tips when it comes to freeze drying dairy and watch to the very end to see why he thinks milk is one of the very best foods to freeze dry. 

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You can also watch a video he did on freeze drying cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products.


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