Freeze-Dried Strawberries - Whole
One bulk bag contains the equivalent of 26 ounces of fresh Strawberries. Net weight of 5.5 ounces of freeze-dried Strawberries.
Each Resealable Mylar bag has an oxygen and moisture absorber to ensure the longest shelf life possible.
Fruits and vegetables don’t need rehydration because they are good to eat out from the bag.
Freeze-dried strawberries are a tasty and convenient snack, and they can also be used in various culinary applications. Here are some instructions for using freeze-dried strawberries:
1. Snacking: Eat them right out of the bag as a healthy and delicious snack. Freeze-dried strawberries retain their natural sweetness and can satisfy your sweet tooth without added sugars.
2. Cereal and Oatmeal: Add freeze-dried strawberries to your morning cereal or oatmeal. They rehydrate slightly when they come into contact with moisture, adding a burst of flavor to your breakfast.
3. Smoothies: Freeze-dried strawberries can be crushed or blended into smoothies. They add a concentrated fruit flavor without extra water content, helping to thicken your smoothie. You can also rehydrate them by soaking them in a bit of water for a few minutes before blending.
4. Baking: Incorporate freeze-dried strawberries into your baking recipes. Crush them into small pieces and mix them into muffin, pancake, or waffle batter. They work well in cookies, too. You can also make strawberry-flavored icing or frosting by mixing crushed freeze-dried strawberries into the recipe.
5. Salads: Break freeze-dried strawberries into smaller pieces and sprinkle them on top of your salads. They add a delightful crunch and a burst of fruitiness.
6. Yogurt: Sprinkle freeze-dried strawberries over your yogurt or mix them into Greek yogurt. The strawberries will rehydrate slightly when they come into contact with the yogurt, enhancing the flavor and texture.
7. Desserts: Decorate cakes, cupcakes, or other desserts with freeze-dried strawberry pieces for added flavor and a decorative touch.
8. Trail Mix: Create your own custom trail mix by combining freeze-dried strawberries with nuts, seeds, and other dried fruits for a nutritious and tasty snack.
9. Infusions: Add freeze-dried strawberries to your water, tea, or cocktails to infuse them with a fruity flavor. They will rehydrate in the liquid, giving it a natural strawberry taste.
10. Garnish: Use freeze-dried strawberries as a garnish for various dishes, such as ice cream, pudding, or custard. They can add a pop of color and flavor to your desserts.
11. Homemade Fruit Powders: Crush freeze-dried strawberries into a fine powder and use it as a natural flavoring and coloring agent in recipes. It's a great way to add strawberry flavor to frosting, icing, or homemade fruit-flavored snacks.
Remember that freeze-dried strawberries are quite versatile but have an intense strawberry flavor, so a little goes a long way. Be sure to store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh and crispy. Enjoy experimenting with these delicious, shelf-stable fruits in your culinary creations!
Freeze-Dried Strawberries - Whole
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.