Discover Freeze-Dried, Fruit-Infused Beverages

Healthy, delicious, and easy to make. Freeze-dried fruit is shaking up the beverage industry.

2018-06-19T19:24:25-07:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The Ultimate Freeze-Drying Glossary

Stay in the know with the freeze-drying industry by brushing up on the language we speak!

2018-06-19T19:24:26-07:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The Top Six Trends From IFT17

At the end of June, Mercer Foods headed to Las Vegas to attend and exhibit at the Institute of Food Technologists 2017 trade show, or IFT17 for short. As the largest technology and research and development show of the year for the food industry, we always look forward to attending and seeing the latest advancements

2018-06-19T19:24:27-07:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The Benefits of Bulk Ordering Freeze-Dried Ingredients

Whether you are a business owner, food buyer, or in product development, you are likely on the constant lookout for ways to reduce overhead costs and save money not just for your company, but also for your consumer. You know buying in bulk can save time and money, but freeze-dried food is a bit different

2018-06-19T19:24:28-07:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Top 10 Trends From the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

We love what we do here at Mercer Foods, and one of our favorite times of year is trade show and expo season. The movers and shakers, new products and old standbys come together to showcase the latest and greatest in products, innovation, and trends. The Sweets & Snacks Expo is exactly what it sounds

2018-06-19T19:24:28-07:00June 6th, 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

2018-06-19T19:24:29-07:00February 28th, 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

2018-06-19T19:24:29-07:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Exploring the Science of Sublimation

One of the fascinating physical properties of freeze-drying is a process called “sublimation”, a little-known but important process that allows freeze-drying to happen. Most people don’t walk around seeing sublimation in action, but this unique “phase change” where water changes from ice to vapor deserves a little time in the spotlight, as it’s the basis

2018-06-19T19:24:29-07:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

4 Unique Uses for Freeze-Dried Food

Freeze-dried foods have many different uses, some of which are currently known by some consumers. You can add freeze-dried vegetables to a recipe, make a better dessert, or conveniently pack it for a trip. But what happens when we think outside the box? Join us as we explore several new and unique methods for using

2018-06-19T19:24:29-07:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The Top 10 Food Trends to Look for in 2017

2017 is here, and you’re likely curious about what food trends consumers are getting excited about for the coming year. Whether you’re developing new products, researching new ways to use a tried-and-true ingredient, or thinking about changing an existing product’s marketing strategy, knowing what consumers are clamoring for keeps your foods relevant. Mercer Foods distills

2017-01-20T18:09:57-07:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |