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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
Innovation and new product development shouldn’t be cost prohibitive. Using freeze-dried ingredients in your products saves money for your company, as well as your consumer. One of the more versatile ingredients, freeze-dried foods allow research and development teams to create unique items to enhance product assortments. The Benefits of Freeze-Dried Ingredients Overall, freeze-dried food is
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
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
Food innovation is at a high, and with that comes the need to stay ahead of the game and deliver items that consumers demand. Using freeze-dried food in your products adds natural flavor and nutrition. Freeze-drying leaves more nutrients intact in fruits and vegetables than any other preservation method. This means the flavor is never
1. Freeze-dried foods pack a nutritional punch. Freeze-drying is often seen as a “processed food” because it is made in a large, industrial facility. Because of that misconception, the health benefits of this marvelous food preservation method are often overlooked. In fact, freeze-drying leaves more nutrients intact in fruits and vegetables than any other preservation
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