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Why Plant-Based Snacks Are the Wave of the Future

Most people remember the days of being told to “eat your veggies,” and the American consumer has finally taken the advice to heart. Food manufacturers are acknowledging the rising demand for healthier snacks that are natural and free of processed ingredients. Many companies are trying different methods of “naturalizing” their products, and freeze-drying remains one

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

3 Things We Love About Freeze-Dried Beets

Beets are finally getting the attention they deserve. Here at Mercer Foods, we take pride in all of our freeze-dried vegetables and fruits, but this snackable good-for-you food is one of our favorites. Taking center stage over the years, beets are getting creative applications on menus, in recipes, and popping up on shelves across the

April 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

4 Things We Love About Freeze-Dried Raspberries

Raspberries are sometimes referred to as “nature’s candy,” and for good reason. This delicious, fanciful fruit packs nutrition, taste, and aesthetics all into one delightful berry-shaped package. We have been freeze-drying raspberries for a long time, and our commitment to our craft shines in our products. Here, we’ll show you what this berry has to

April 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Have you ever thought about your own carbon footprint? The number may surprise you; try it now using the EPA carbon footprint calculator. Many of our daily activities — turning on lights, driving a car, using electricity, throwing away garbage — emit greenhouse gas. All of these carbon emissions make up your carbon footprint. Just

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

10 Big Takeaways from Expo West 2017

Natural Products Expo West 2017 brings together the best in organic and natural foods. Creating sustainable, nutritious freeze-dried foods is our mission, so naturally we were at the show. We went last year too, and this year we were delighted to see new trends and old favorites making appearances. Whether it is plant proteins or

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

Sustainable Saturday: Your Guide to Green Technology

No matter your opinion about the environment, most people can get on board with the principles of sustainability. Creating less waste and embracing products and technologies that are gentler on our environment can result in a smaller carbon footprint and, in some cases, serious savings. We will take you through all the ways — from

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

How to Save Money with Freeze-Dried Food

The decision to incorporate an ingredient into a new recipe or product ultimately comes down to two things: product quality and the total cost of production. A great tasting product is one thing, but if it comes at too high a price point, it won’t be a viable option. We have already shown you how

February 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Sustainable Saturday: Recycle Like a Pro

Over the course of our three-part series, we’ve taken you through each piece of the mantra “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” Why is reducing your waste or   important? Because roughly 55 percent of 220 million tons of waste Americans produce every year ends up in landfills, out of sight and out of mind. The sheer

February 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

An In-Depth Look at Lyophilization

Lyophilization? What is that? It’s not surprising if you haven’t heard the term, but lyophilization (lī-ˌä-fə-lə-ˈzā-shən) is the proper name for freeze-drying. Freeze-drying is both art and science, ultimately leading to a product that can serve many uses (and not just in the food industry). The process can be broken down into three components, which

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The Benefits of Freeze-Dried Ingredients in Pet Food

We’ve covered the many health benefits of freeze-dried foods for people, but what about for our canine and feline friends? Research shows that sales of pet food incorporating freeze-dried ingredients have surged in recent years. Pet owners are only just beginning to realize the benefits of freeze-dried foods for pet health, and they’re clamoring for

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |