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 from other dehydration methods such as air-, drum- or sun-drying? Dehydration removes about 90-95% of moisture content and yields a
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 and aiding brain functions. Here we’ll be focusing on fruits and vegetables, but some types of dairy and fish are
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 in his career, Jim Mercer was the Chief Development Engineer for a coffee company where he developed the continuous equipment
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 foods, snacks, beverages or desserts. Mercer Foods offers freeze-dried fruits in a variety of formats, including slices, dices and pieces
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 freeze-drying offers over other dehydration methods, there are endless benefits ranging from application versatility to cost savings. So, let’s get
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 Truth in Snacks and AquaFruit products. If you couldn’t make the event, have no fear! We’ve rounded up a few
Give your products a leg up on the competition with this innovative freeze-dried ingredient.
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Expo West 2018 was filled with food industry trends to watch. Check out these takeaways if you didn’t catch them all.