Dehydrating food is something Augason Farms knows a lot about. Skip the prep work of washing, peeling or slicing and add Augason Farms dehydrated potato slices to casseroles, soups, or potato salads. These certified gluten free, hassle free dehydrated potato slices make excellent au gratin or scalloped potato casseroles or can be seasoned and Oven baked for crispy potato slices and are tasty pan-fried for breakfast. You can even make homemade potato chips! Easily combine them with other Augason Farms dehydrated vegetables to provide a nutritious, great tasting meal.
They’re a great addition to any family’s survival food storage, whether you use them today for a quick meal or down the road in an emergency. Shelf life up to 25 years based on storage conditions. Family owned and operated since 1972, Augason Farms products are guaranteed for their great taste and superior quality. Include Augason Farms in your pantry for everyday use or in your emergency food supply for the unexpected.
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Why choose freeze dried foods?
There is a direct correlation between moisture content and shelf life. The higher the moisture content, the
shorter the shelf life. Dehydrated food looses quite a bit of moisture–up to 90 percent! Home dehydrators may only remove 80% of the water in food, leaving it with a shorter shelf life. However, most top end dehydrated food will still maintain a shelf life of up to 15 years, and depending on the type of food, in some cases up to 25 years.
Freeze dried food is best to store for long-term. Freeze Dried Food has a shelf life 25 years or more. Cooler temperature helps lengthen shelf life. Store Freeze Dried food in a cool, dark and dry location when possible, which will prolong shelf life.
Prepare Freeze Dried Food for Eating
To prepare freeze-dried food, you add water and eat when rehydrated. Your food will taste so close to the original that you may not know the difference. Dehydrated food is different in the way you prepare it. To prepare dehydrated food will likely boil to rehydrate it. This can take 20 minutes, depending on the food. .
Freeze‐dried food maintains most of its nutrients throughout the process. Once rehydrated, the food is similar in nutritional value to its fresh counterpart. Dehydrated food only retains 60‐75% of original nutrients. Freeze‐dried food retains about 97% of it original nutrients.
Flavor is important in food. If it doesn’t taste good, why would we eat it? Both freeze‐dried and dehydrated food taste great, however freeze-drying preserves more nutrients. Freeze-drying keeps in the flavor, retains original texture, and maintains the natural aroma. Dehydrating food uses heat, which causes food to loose flavor, nutrients, and texture. Most people agree that freeze‐dried food wins the taste test.