Freeze-Dried Fruit is incredibly healthy. The freeze-drying process requires no preservatives or additives, and is 100% clean. Freeze-dried fruit can be eaten as a snack, or added to breakfast cereals or muesli to add extra flavour and fruity goodness. It can also be rehydrated and used in a similar manner to normal fruit, just by adding water.
As we shall see, freeze-dried food is exceptionally healthy, because it is dried quickly without applying heat. This preserves more of the nutrients within the food than is normally achievable using other drying processes.
The freeze-drying process makes use of a useful characteristic of the water that is contained within all food. When water is cooled at low pressure, it actually evaporates, in a process known as sublimation. To freeze-dry a fruit, it is placed within a low-pressure container and cooled to just above freezing point. The water escapes from the food, and we are left with dry fruit which is nutritionally intact. It is simply dehydrated.
Sublimation can often be seen when you open your freezer: visible clouds of water vapour often emerge. This is the same principle upon which freeze-drying works.
Freeze-dried fruit can be anything from one-fifth to one-tenth of the original weight of the fruit. It is thus a very compact source of nutrition.
Freeze-dried fruit is of high nutritional value. Antioxidants and other phytonutrients are preserved in a manner that rivals other drying processes. The fruit is concentrated and very high in nutritional density.
Many brand-name breakfast cereals contain freeze-dried fruit, but they do not do them justice. At Healthy Supplies, we have sourced fruit that is particularly tasty. It bursts full of flavour on the tongue, rehydrating within the mouth to create a unique, fruity sensation! We really recommend freeze-dried fruit as a healthy snack for kids, or to add to breakfast cereal or muesli. When added to cereals, the milk partially rehydrates the fruit to create a very intense sensation.
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