The Shelf Life of Freeze-Dried Food

Do you know what “best if used by” actually means? Learn about shelf life and how to preserve food in proper storage conditions.

2018-04-02T14:55:09-07:00April 2nd, 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: , , |

Food Safety and Freeze-Dried Foods

When it comes to food safety, freeze-drying is one of the safest methods of food handling used today.

2018-06-19T19:24:26-07:00November 15th, 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

2018-06-19T19:24:26-07:00October 4th, 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

2018-06-19T19:24:27-07:00September 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

2018-06-19T19:24:27-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |