Freeze-dried products are
shelf-stable at room temperature, requiring no refrigeration and
(under typical storage conditions) are capable of retaining up to 98%
of fresh-equivalent nutritional value for up to 25 years.
Great question! Dehydration
and Freeze-drying both seek to remove moisture from food, however the
methods are vastly different. Dehydrators use heat to evaporate
water, whereas Freeze drying uses vacuum freezing (a process called
sublimation) to gently remove water, without damaging the food and
the delicate vitamins and essential phytonutrients. This allows the
food to retain its original shape, texture and concentrated taste.
Freeze dried products are generally more expensive than Dehydrated
equivalent products, but are way superior in every other aspect.
Freeze Drying effectively
removes almost all moisture from food, leaving an incredibly light
and concentrated final product. (A typical bunch of fresh celery
(weighing half a kilogram) can be reduced to only 30g of Powder).
Food is more than a sum of
its individual nutrient parts. Whole foods are foods that nature
provides with all their edible parts and the benefits come from these
combinations of compounds and nutrients that work better together
No, Superfood powders are
typically a blend of a number of processed powders from different
sources and manufacturing processes, which may include heat-derived
dehydration methods. Forever Fresh’s powders are single batch raw
foods, using freeze drying methods only with no additive blending or
mixing – as nature intended.
All our products are
essentially raw Whole Foods that have undergone freeze-drying process
with no additives or other ingredients. General safety would be
similar to that of the fresh equivalent product in its natural state.
If unsure, always consult a medical professional.
The power of nature in a
powder. These are a convenient novel way to introduce nutritious
flavours, colour and variety into your cooking, as well as forming
the base to a number of all-natural cosmetic and beauty treatments.
Nope – nothing. We want to
keep the ingredient as pure as possible and concentrated for the
highest quality profile. Also it’s not necessary as under the right
storing conditions the product will remain fresh.
In the deliberate absence of
food additives, flow agents or similar, powders may sometimes clump.
Sometimes this is due to exposure to moisture and/or oxygen or just
due to extremely small particles being attracted together. A quick
shake or re-blending with a teaspoon or home blending will break up