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.
A “serving size” is a standard measurement amount of a food consumed. A “portion” describes how much you eat. For example, the Nutrition Label may equate ¾ cup (150 g) as a single serving but if you eat 1½ cups (300 g), that is your portion size.
Calories (cal) and kilojoules (kJ) are both units of energy in food. Kilojoules are the official unit for measuring energy in South Africa. The more calories or kilojoules a food contains the more energy it provides. 1 calorie is equal to 4.2 kJ.
Your individual energy needs are largely based on your age, activity levels and gender. Within the South African context, recommendations are published by the National Department of Health under the Food Based Dietary Guidelines. If in doubt, consult with a registered dietitian, who will be able to assist you in tailoring a nutritional plan to suit your needs.
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
than apart. Whole foods also follow the principle of no additives or preservatives.
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. Our Single Ingredients, Snacks and Pantry Items are single batch raw
foods, using freeze drying methods only with no additive blending or
All our Outdoor and Adventure Meals are all pre-cooked to save you valuable time and energy. These do not require cooking (only heating to your desired temperature) and could as a matter of fact be eaten cold.
Our Single Ingredients, Snacks and Pantry items are generally raw (as nature intended) to preserve all their nutrients. There might be some exception in
which case it would be noted under that product’s page.
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, some of our products (particularly fine food 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