Since most fruit is between 70-90 percent water, the easiest way to reduce weight is to remove the water. NASA realizes this and uses freeze dried food on the international space station. NASA has even done research with food from Harmony House. How does this affect those of us who happen to be more earthbound? When backpacking on the Appalachian trail, or paddling across the Atlantic Ocean, adventurers have relied on Harmony House to supply a lightweight food product that provides flavor, vitamins, minerals, and energy.
When planning a long arduous journey, or a less ambitious weekend trip, having a lightweight product that rehydrates quickly is important. You can try our freeze dried vegetables or our freeze dried fruit. Keep your pack light and your stomach full.
The Long lasting Freeze Dried Food of the Incas
Freeze dried food has been consumed as early as the 1400s. The Incas would put potatoes outside on mountaintops. During the day the water would evaporate creating a potato that would last for up to a year. Today the method of freeze drying is less rudimentary, but the idea is the same: remove water to preserve food for years. Water is the building block for life on earth, and that life includes many kinds of bad bacteria, mold, and fungus. By removing water from food such as our Freeze Dried Apples, these bad organisms can’t survive. This allows freeze dried food to last for years while maintaining the same flavor, vitamins, and minerals as the first day it was made.
If it takes a year to eat our Tropical Fruit Medley you can be assured that it will taste just as good on Christmas as it did on Groundhog Day. Try a variety of freeze dried food and find your favorite. Eat it as a snack, or use it to enhance the flavor of a special dish.