Canning, as a way of food preservation, was invented by in the late 1800’s. It has been a popular method for preserving fruits, vegetables, and meats for hundreds of years. However, in the 20thcentury, a relatively new preservation method called freeze drying appeared on the scene. Freeze drying technology first began to be used by […]
MERGING FOOD PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES: FERMENTATION AND FREEZE DRYING
In the world of food preservation, there are many methods that are satisfactory. Freezing, drying, and canning have been around for many generations in some form or another, and have improved as new equipment has come available. Freezing is known for preserving flavors closest to fresh, and drying works wonders with many foods, allowing them […]
Freeze Drying Pineapple
We’ve been writing about preserving seasonal foods that grow locally, but if you live in the United States there are some tasty treats that have to come from somewhere else. Like pineapple. Pineapple is an amazing food. Pineapple isn’t just tasty, it contains Bromelain, a powerful digestive enzyme that helps break down protein. It’s a […]
Freeze Drying for Hurricane Season
We have lots of customers in hurricane country and they’ve given us insight into some problems associated with traditional hurricane preparedness scenarios: Canned food is heavy and bulky. Space in the evacuation vehicle becomes high value real estate after you add kids, pet kennels, suitcases, and necessities. Canned food is limited in selection. People who […]
Freeze Dryer Quickly Pays for Itself
A Home Freeze Dryer will quickly pay for itself in a number of ways: Preserve food you normally waste and throw away. Easily preserve produce from gardens and fruit trees. Create your own long term, emergency food storage. A number of studies show that an average American family wastes 40% of their food purchases per […]
Celebrate National Dairy Month With Freeze Dried Dairy
June is National Dairy Month and is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. Dairy products contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. We all know dairy products have a short shelf life in your […]
What Kind of Food Can I Freeze Dry?
If you’re new to freeze drying at home or are considering if a home freeze dryer would be useful, you might be wondering what kinds of foods you can freeze dry. We love experimenting, and so do our customers, so there’s no shortage of information on the subject. Freeze Dry It The short answer is, […]
Have You Taken the Test?
This month we’re talking about good nutrition and better health. March 24th is American Diabetes Alert Day, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is encouraging everyone to take their quick online Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The test takes about 60 seconds to complete. It’s important because 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the majority […]
Severe Food Allergies? You Need a Home Freeze Dryer.
Recently one of the Harvest Right team was traveling in Europe and overheard a woman in a restaurant attempting to explain to a waiter, in broken Italian, that she had broad and severe food allergies. She couldn’t have fat, dairy, gluten, eggs, beans, corn, and a whole other list of foods. It was a difficult […]
Freeze Drying Process from Beginning to End
Do you want to see the freeze drying process from beginning to end; from freeze drying to packaging to rehydrating? Our new video shows Jackie prepping raspberries, apples, ice cream sandwiches, scalloped potatoes, and ham for the freeze dryer. She also shows how to properly package the food and the steps to quickly rehydrate a delicious dinner. The process is […]