Augason Farms Fruit Variety Pail offers a delicious selection of freeze-dried and dehydrated fruits. They’re the ideal no-spoil, no-refrigeration solution for smoothies, fruit salads, or to use in any one of the recipes included in the pail. They also make a yummy, crunchy-sweet snack right out of the bag. Another great way to dehydrate and freeze-dried fruits? Take them with you while exploring the great outdoors, when headed out on a road trip. Either way, you can be confident that Augason Farm’s long-term food storage products are made with flavorful, high-quality ingredients every time. PAIL INCLUDES: Freeze-Dried Sliced Strawberries; Freeze-Dried Apple Dices, Freeze-Dried Whole Raspberries, Freeze-Dried Whole Blueberries, Dehydrated Banana Chips, Spiff-E-Whip Dessert Topping Mix, and Recipe Booklet. For maximum shelf life.
- Strawberries, Apples, Bananas, Raspberries, and Blueberries
- Includes Spiff-e-Whip Dessert Topping for dipping and desserts
- Includes Recipe Booklet
- Fruits individually packaged in heavy-duty, air-tight pouches
- Perfect for emergency food storage, outdoor survival food, camping food, and everyday snacking
- Shelf life ranges from 10 to 30 years based on food type
We have many food options to choose from!
Why choose freeze dried foods like Augason Farms?
There is a direct correlation between moisture content and shelf life. The higher the moisture content, the
shorter the shelf life. Dehydrated food looses quite a bit of moisture–up to 90 percent! Home dehydrators may only remove 80% of the water in food, leaving it with a shorter shelf life. However, most top end dehydrated food will still maintain a shelf life of up to 15 years, and depending on the type of food, in some cases up to 25 years.
Freeze dried food is best to store for long-term. Freeze Dried Food has a shelf life 25 years or more. Cooler temperature helps lengthen shelf life. Store Freeze Dried food in a cool, dark and dry location when possible, which will prolong shelf life.
Prepare Freeze Dried Food for Eating
To prepare freeze-dried food, you add water and eat when rehydrated. Your food will taste so close to the original that you may not know the difference. Dehydrated food is different in the way you prepare it. To prepare dehydrated food will likely boil to rehydrate it. This can take 20 minutes, depending on the food. .
Freeze‐dried food maintains most of its nutrients throughout the process. Once rehydrated, the food is similar in nutritional value to its fresh counterpart. Dehydrated food only retains 60‐75% of original nutrients. Freeze‐dried food retains about 97% of it original nutrients.
Flavor is important in food. If it doesn’t taste good, why would we eat it? Both freeze‐dried and dehydrated food taste great, however freeze-drying preserves more nutrients. Freeze-drying keeps in the flavor, retains original texture, and maintains the natural aroma. Dehydrating food uses heat, which causes food to loose flavor, nutrients, and texture. Most people agree that freeze‐dried food wins the taste test.