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Make MREs More Exciting with Freeze-Dried Foods

Meals ready to eat (MREs) are getting more and more popular. Whether customers are backpacking or preparing for potential emergencies, demand for MREs has increased, as have customer expectations.

October 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

All About Sulfites

When you hear the term sulfites, your first thought might be wine. However, many food products, especially those that are shelf stable, contain added sulfites for preservative purposes. Mercer Foods does not add sugars, sulfites, or chemicals to our products. Our process and expertise allow our products to deliver unmatched shelf-life and flavor without added

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Eat the Rainbow

It’s well known that the key to a balanced diet is a variety of fruits and vegetables. Not just pleasing to the eye, the color of your food can indicate details about the nutrition it holds. By eating a variety of colors, or “eating the rainbow,” you can help ensure you get as many vitamins

September 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

6 Trend Takeaways from Expo East 2017

As the leader in freeze-dried foods, we have our ear to the ground on the trends, rumblings, and forecasting for our market. Mercer Foods kicked off the fall season in Baltimore at the Natural Products Expo East. Twice a year, the natural products industry gathers to see the latest and most innovative products slated to

September 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Save Money With Freeze-Dried Ingredients

Innovation and new product development shouldn’t be cost prohibitive. Using freeze-dried ingredients in your products saves money for your company, as well as your consumer. One of the more versatile ingredients, freeze-dried foods allow research and development teams to create unique items to enhance product assortments. The Benefits of Freeze-Dried Ingredients Overall, freeze-dried food is

September 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

How to Use Freeze-Dried Foods for a Delicious Dinner

Cooking three square meals a day isn’t easy, and families are looking for ways to add nutrition to dinner without adding time. That’s where freeze-dried produce comes in handy! With a wide variety of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables available to you, any meal can be spiced up with some simple additions. The meal prep trend

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

The Science of Sublimation

Freeze-dried food is preserved at the peak of ripeness and nutrient content, easily comparing with fresh produce. The final product of freeze-drying provides flavor, versatility, and nutritional value not found in other types of food preservation. In the freeze-drying process, sublimation is when the magic happens. It’s the scientific name for the moment a solid

September 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

All About Lyophilization

Lyophilization! The scientific name for the art and science of freeze-drying may be a mouthful and spelling bee stumbler, but it ultimately leads to a product that serves many uses.  The lyophilization process can be broken down into three components, which when performed together, results in freeze-dried food. The lyophilization process To start off, the

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Freeze-Dried Foods For Breakfast

As families grow and life stages evolve, so do the meal habits of today’s consumers. It’s no secret that portability and snackability are a growing trend while the traditional three square meals a day mentality is slowly losing steam. People are eating whenever and wherever, so brands are jumping at the opportunity to meet this

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Unique Uses for Freeze-Dried Foods

Food innovation is at a high, and with that comes the need to stay ahead of the game and deliver items that consumers demand. Using freeze-dried food in your products adds natural flavor and nutrition. Freeze-drying leaves more nutrients intact in fruits and vegetables than any other preservation method. This means the flavor is never

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |