The Augason Farms Brown Rice bran and germ layers contain more nutrients than white rice, making it a naturally healthy choice for your food storage supply and everyday use. This rice will stay fluffy after cooking, making it ideal for use in salads, casseroles and stir-fry dishes. The Brown Rice is contained in a 4-gallon watertight pail including 242 servings and 38, 720 total calories.
Augason Farm’s products are an excellent choice for food storage, emergencies, survival, camping and everyday use! Family owned and operated since 1972, Augason Farms believes that great taste is a tradition worth preserving. Crafted with a focus on taste and nutrition, their products are manufactured to the highest standards.
Whether enjoying Augason Farm’s products for everyday meals, as an emergency food supply, or years down the road, you can be confident that Augason Farm’s long-term food storage products are for quality and taste every time. Make the wise decision and let Augason Farms’ food essentials give you a peace of mind that’s as indispensable as it is delicious.
*Product good for up to 7 years when unopened. Best when stored in a cool, dry and dark place at temperatures between 55°F and 70°F. Actual shelf life may vary based on individual storage conditions. Please remove and discard oxygen absorber after opening.
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Why choose freeze dried foods?
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.