How to Freeze Dry and Store Your Favorite Foods: Guide with Pictures

If there’s one thing that I absolutely love, it’s freeze-dried goodies. Lyophilization, otherwise known as freeze-drying, not only preserves the color of food but also preserves the flavor. Freeze-drying reduces thermal damage to nutrients that are heat sensitive. But how do you freeze-dry and store foods? Freeze drying foods is a straightforward process. Prep food…

Can You Freeze-Dry Seeds?

Whether you’re collecting and storing heritage seeds or trying to keep new seeds for growing next year, storing seeds can be a fun or frustrating experience. Which has made me wonder about using the freeze dryer to store seeds – and how that works. Seeds can be freeze-dried and stored properly to extend their viability…

Can You Freeze-Dry Casseroles?

Whether you’re getting ready to go camping or prepping for an emergency, it’s especially nice to know that you can freeze-dry foods you like for whatever tomorrow brings. But that begs the question – can casseroles be freeze-dried? Casseroles can be freeze dried by removing any excess oils and fats, and by dividing the casserole…

Does Freeze-Drying Foods Kill It? (Bacteria, Virus, Nutrients, Enzymes)

Freeze-drying, also known as lyophilization is one of the safest and healthiest methods of food preservation used today. It locks in 97% of your food’s nutritional value, it is way easier than dehydrating or canning, and it extends the shelf life of your food considerably. Freeze-drying foods doesn’t kill most bacteria or viruses, though many…