Freeze Dried Fruits

Freeze dried fruit is different than dried fruit in that the fresh fruit is quickly chilled to temperatures below zero when it is at its prime. At the very cold temperatures the moisture in the fruit is then removed, but because it is so cold all the flavors remain with the fruit. The freeze dried version melts in your mouth and is rather crunchy. It is used in cereal, trail mix, or eaten by the handful just like regular dried fruit. The powdered version (the freeze dried berries or fruit are grinded into a fine powder) are used often in smoothies or other drinks.

Because of the freeze drying process, the fruit retains the nutritious and healthful properties without any need for preservatives. It is great for flavoring almost any recipe, including smoothies, homemade ice creams, trail mixes, yogurt, etc.

Buying freeze dried berries and fruits makes it easy to get your favorite nutritional fruit when it is out of season. Afterall, there are only a few weeks every year where some fruit is available, like pomegranate. Whereas, other berries that are harder to come by and harder to keep fresh are excellent as freeze dried versions, like the acai berry. Freeze dried berries do not require any refrigeration or freezing, they retain more nutrients, and the flavors are so concentrated you do not need very much of the powder for your favorite drinks, dips, smoothies, dressing, etc. Unlike the fresh fruit that is only available for a short time and then molds, the freeze dried fruit will last as long as it is stored in a cool dry place.