Freeze-Dried Vegetable Peas - Green
One bulk bag contains the equivalent of 32 ounces of fresh vegetables. Net weight of 8 ounces of freeze-dried vegetables.
Each Resealable Mylar bag has an oxygen and moisture absorber to ensure the longest shelf life possible.
To cook freeze-dried peas, follow these instructions:
1. Rehydrate the Peas: Place the desired amount of freeze-dried peas in a bowl or container. Add enough warm water to cover the peas completely. Allow them to soak for about 5 to 10 minutes or until they become soft and rehydrated. Gently stir occasionally to ensure even rehydration.
2. Drain Excess Water: After the peas have rehydrated, drain off any excess water. You can use a strainer or colander to remove the water thoroughly.
3. Cooking Methods:
- Boiling: In a saucepan, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the rehydrated peas and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until they are tender. Cooking time may vary depending on the desired texture. For firmer peas, cook for a shorter time; for softer peas, cook for a longer time. Drain the peas after boiling.
- Steaming: Fill a steamer pot or a saucepan with a small amount of water. Place the rehydrated peas in a steamer basket or colander and position it over the boiling water. Cover the pot and steam the peas for about 5 to 7 minutes or until they are tender. Adjust the steaming time based on your preference.
- Sautéing: Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of oil or butter to the pan. Once the oil is hot, add the rehydrated peas and sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes or until they are heated through and lightly browned. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
4. Seasoning: Season the peas with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs or spices to enhance their flavor. You can add a pat of butter or a drizzle of olive oil for extra richness.
5. Serving: Once the peas are cooked to your desired tenderness, remove them from the heat and serve immediately. They can be served as a side dish, added to stir-fries, mixed into rice or pasta dishes, used in soups or stews, or incorporated into salads.
Always ensure the peas are fully cooked before consumption. Enjoy your cooked peas made from rehydrated freeze-dried peas!
Freeze-Dried Peas - Green
When handling and storing freeze-dried foods, it's important to follow these instructions to maintain their quality and ensure food safety:
1. Read Packaging Instructions: Carefully read and follow any specific instructions provided on the packaging of the freeze-dried food products. Handle uncooked freeze-dried foods the same as fresh raw foods.
2. Properly Seal and Store: After opening the packaging, make sure to reseal it tightly to prevent air and moisture from entering. Properly sealed packaging helps maintain the quality and shelf life of freeze-dried foods. If the original packaging is not resealable, transfer the contents to airtight containers or resealable bags.
3. Store in a Cool, Dry Place: Store freeze-dried foods in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight, humidity, and heat sources. Exposure to these elements can compromise the quality, texture, and taste of the food. Aim for a storage temperature between 50°F (10°C) and 70°F (21°C).
4. Protect from Moisture: Moisture is the enemy of freeze-dried foods as it can lead to spoilage. Keep the packaging or containers away from areas with high humidity or sources of moisture, such as sinks or steamy environments.
5. Prevent Cross-Contamination: Use clean utensils or washed hands when handling freeze-dried foods to avoid cross-contamination with other ingredients or surfaces. This helps maintain the quality and safety of the freeze-dried products.
6. Check for Signs of Spoilage: Before consuming or using freeze-dried foods, inspect them for any signs of spoilage. Discard the product if you notice off-odors, unusual colors, or mold growth. If the packaging is damaged or compromised, it's best to err on the side of caution and not consume the product.
7. Rotate and Use Before Expiration: Freeze-dried foods have a long shelf life, but it's advisable to consume them before the expiration date mentioned on the packaging for the best quality. Practice proper first-in, first-out (FIFO) rotation to ensure older products are used before newer ones.
By following these handling and storage instructions, you can maintain the quality, flavor, and nutritional value of your freeze-dried foods for an extended period, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience.