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Rehydrating Freeze Dried Full Meals, Breads and Cakes

Harvest Right freeze dryers make it easy to freeze dry full meals, even in one cycle. You can place different foods on separate trays (or on the same tray) and there won't be any flavor transference (foods with strong flavors/scents such as onions, garlic, and jalapeños may have some flavor transfer and may be an exception

By | December 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Asparagus

Let's talk about asparagus. If you're going to freeze dry one vegetable, asparagus is a good choice. Besides all of the usual vitamins, asparagus also contains chromium - a trace mineral that helps regulate blood sugar. Asparagus is also extremely high in fiber and can help reduce water retention. Asparagus comes in giant bundles that always seem

By | June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Bananas

  Bananas are universally loved - but they have a short shelf life. However, if you have a home freeze dryer you can take advantage of sales or even salvage this universally loved fruit before it over-ripens. Bananas are high in fiber and potassium and are a healthy source of carbohydrates. Studies also suggest that

By | June 2nd, 2016|2 Comments

How to Package Freeze-dried Food So It Keeps For 25 Years

 Whether you are putting together long-term food storage or simply want to have garden-fresh fruits and vegetables all winter long, the key to successfully preserving food is proper packaging. After all, all the freeze-drying in the world won’t do you much good if your food is improperly stored in containers and packaging that don’t preserve

By | March 8th, 2016|21 Comments

Tips for Storing and Sending Freeze-Dried Food

Freeze-dried food is much lighter than normal food. It generally retains its original shape, but because all the moisture is removed, it's practically weightless, which makes it easy to transport in an emergency and also simple to mail for dirt cheap. Freeze-dried food is also resistant to spoiling, but it can still go bad if

By | March 2nd, 2016|9 Comments

Freeze-dried Ham Dinner

One of the things the home freeze-drying community is talking about is how simple it is to freeze dry and quickly rehydrate entire meals. This comes in handy in a true emergency, such as a power-outage or storm, and in life's small emergencies, like when your child announces they have a science

By | February 22nd, 2016|12 Comments

Freeze-Dried Turkey Dinner Video

Recently we made a short video to illustrate just how easy it is to freeze dry and rehydrate entire meals. In this video we're freeze drying sliced turkey breast, gravy, corn and green beans - all in one run. We also prepared mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing in a second run. Notice

By | February 16th, 2016|6 Comments

How Freeze Drying Saves Money

A family of four can freeze dry enough food to get a full return on the investment on a home freeze dryer with in a year. The ability to freeze dry food is a total game-changer for the family budget. You'll reduce grocery bills by being able to buy food in bulk and take advantage

By | February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

How Much Energy Does Freeze-Drying Use?

Freeze drying four trays of food in a Harvest Right freeze dryer takes between 24 and 36 hours. You can freeze dry about 6-10 pounds of fresh food in each batch. One of the great benefits of freeze drying is that it can save you money by allowing you to buy food in bulk and preserve your

By | January 12th, 2016|24 Comments

Re-hydrating Freeze-Dried Food for the Holidays… and Beyond

A home freeze dryer can make holiday feasts and parties so much easier. Freeze drying allows you to make snacks, entrees and side dishes ahead of time, then quickly re-hydrate and serve. Instead of cooking all day and feeling too exhausted to enjoy your party or holiday meal, you can make, freeze-dry and store dishes

By | December 15th, 2015|9 Comments