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Freeze-Drying 101

What is freeze-drying? It’s simple, and that’s part of what makes it so special. It just takes the moisture out of food. The main objective in drying foods is preservation. But how does it differ

The Super Benefits of Superfoods

Are superfoods really super? The term “superfood” was coined to describe ingredients that are nutrient-rich and have known benefits that positively affect health. They are considered natural enhancements that provide benefits such as stress relief

Mercer Foods: Our History of Freeze-Drying

Our History Mercer Foods has a rich history deeply rooted in California’s Bay Area and Central Valley. Mercer Processing was founded in Palo Alto in 1980 by Jim Mercer, an inventor and cryogenic engineer. Earlier

Sour Cherry Chili Shrub Recipe

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to get out your decorations and recipe book! While the holiday recipes passed down in your family may not have freeze-dried fruits on the ingredient list, we highly

Get Creative with Freeze-Dried Fruit Powder

One of the many reasons we love freeze-dried fruits is their versatility. With even more application options than fresh products, freeze-dried fruits are nutritious and delicious whether they end up in baked goods, confections, breakfast

The Smart Side of Freeze-Drying

Mercer Foods has been a pioneer in freeze-drying for over 40 years. Freeze-drying is our favorite dehydration method for fruits and vegetables, for a lot of reasons. In addition to the peak nutrient retention that

Top Takeaways from the IDDBA Show

The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) show in New Orleans was a huge success this year. Our team at the event connected with peers, learned about industry trends, and gave out samples of our

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