The following comes courtesy of Wise Food Storage.
At Wise Foods, we take a unique and innovative approach to long-term food storage and emergency preparedness. Our ready-made entrees include both freeze-dried and dehydrated components, depending upon the food component.
Through extensive evaluation, research and testing, we have combined both freeze-dried and dehydrated products together to ensure optimal taste, texture and nutritional value. Expensive ingredients such as peas, carrots and other vegetables are generally freeze-dried. Other ingredients like noodles and onions actually taste better when dehydrated.
By utilizing both freeze-dried and dehydrated food, we offer ready-made meals that are guaranteed to be fresh when reconstituted even after 25 or more years, if kept in optimal conditions.
- Food maintains its original flavor, shape, color, and texture
- Food retains its nutritional value
- Food is condensed in size
- With nearly all its water extracted, food is extremely light weight
- With addition of water, food is quickly and completely reconstituted
- Wise customers enjoy peace of mind because of the food’s long shelf life
In freeze-drying, the product is first flash frozen and then placed in a vacuum drying chamber. This process removes 98% of the water and moisture without affecting the taste, color, form or nutritional value of the food item.
In dehydration, food product moves through a drying chamber where air removes the moisture from the food. This occurs at low temperatures so that the nutritional profile stays intact.
"We went four days straight eating nothing but Wise food, and our kids loved it; they didn’t get tired of it . . . In fact, while eating the cheesy lasagna, one of my twin five-year-old boys turned to me and said, ‘Dad, this is the best noodles you ever made! . . . My wife and I are kind of picky eaters, and we really liked the meals. They didn’t have the aftertaste of other freeze-dried food we’ve tried. We were pretty pumped about that!"
-Stefan Mamual, Evanston
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