Thursday, February 16, 2023

Freeze drying technology for Home Food Preservation

We are now getting this technology down to even the home although still costly there. Yet it solves one of our most important problems in agriculture. That is how to process and store food without degradation and for longer than a year if necessary.

Right of the bat, ripe avocadoes need to be processed and stored in one fell swoop.  This could be done by the growers to produce bags of product or evden sacks.  While we are at it, restaurants always buy in bulk and need to deal with ripened surpuses.  This is something that the prep chefs can be doing to product salable product down thye strreet at the green grocer.

Avocadoes are the obvious low hanging fruit, but easily add raspberries with zero process along with strawberries and all other small hand fruit  Amoung frozen fruit, blueberries are the best, but it sounds like be can bring all the rest aboard when you rely on moisterization in the mouth.

You do need to have a productive garden to justify the expense, but it also nicely replaces the freezer which rarely adds value and all storage is off to the pantry.

Freeze dried fresh corn anyone?  Correctly timed fresh corn niblets is an easy product to produce and then sell in bags listing the ripening date at say day of hand picking.  Understand you can actually feel just when a cob is ready.  Processing that day stops starch making which slowly wreaks flavor.

Eat fresh freeze dried corn niblets and you will never go back

By the way, the obvious way to rehydrate all this stuff is to put it all in a sieve, dip in into a bowl of water and then place immediately on a plate to drain a bit.  Then taste in a few minutes to determine quality.

Freeze drying technology for Home Food Preservation

I keep Avocados on my shelf for years like this... It still tastes FRESH!02-12-2023 •, Homesteading Family

Now we'll have jars of this on our pantry shelf, just waiting until we're ready for taco night. Come watch as I freeze-dry avocados, guacamole, cilantro and even sliced lime wedges... yes, they actually come back just like a fresh lime!

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