Why Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks Are Healthy
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants essential to keeping your body looking and feeling good. But those nutrients diminish over time. Eating produce at peak ripeness? That helps. The window between ripe and rotting is small though — bananas, we’re looking at you. What’s the solution? It comes down to your preservation method.
Did you know that when you freeze fruit, you lose some of those nutrients, degrade the taste, and put them at risk of freezer burn? Drying fruit and veggies retains more of the original nutrients, extends the shelf life to one year, and gives them a chewy texture. Freeze drying — the art of removing moisture from food — gives a crispy texture, retains over 97% of original nutrients, and extends the shelf life to 25 years.
Healthy Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks: The Benefits
Let’s dive into the health benefits of organic freeze-dried fruit snacks:
In most cases, there is only one ingredient for freeze dried fruit snacks: the fruit itself. Without the added sugar, preservatives, and other additives, you can snack away in a healthy way.
In fact, an Ohio State University researcher, Gary Stoner, Ph.D. found that the antioxidant phytochemicals contained in fresh fruits were the same as in freeze dried fruits.
What does this mean? All of those essential vitamins and minerals you get from fresh produce can be found in your favorite freeze -dried fruit snacks as well.
Having a nutritious bite to eat that you know the kids will enjoy is one of the best aspects of buying freeze dried fruit snacks, but the convenience is great too! Fresh fruit generally needs washing, drying, cutting, and packaging or plating before it can be enjoyed. The only effort involved with eating freeze dried fruits is opening the package.
This convenience of a freeze dried fruit snack makes it simple to eat something healthy on the way to work, pack a car snack for the kids on their way to soccer practice, or grab a quick bite while you’re finishing up dinner for the family.
You know that most fresh fruits can only last a few days before they start to spoil. Freezing fruits can buy you more time, but they’ll eventually go bad after a few months. Organic freeze dried fruit snacks are very different in this aspect, as they can last before they’re inedible.
Our unopened freeze dried fruit snacks have a shelf life of up to 25 years!
Freeze dried fruits are more than nutritious, long-lasting convenient snacks. They’re also incredibly delicious! They taste just like their fresh counterparts (for example, freeze dried apple snacks taste just like apples, and freeze dried bananas are sweet like bananas) but they have a different texture.
Many describe freeze dried fruits as crunchy, crispy, and airy. It’s almost as if the fruits are turned into a soft and sweet candy or puffed corn snack you would normally find in a traditional grocery store snack aisle.
Find Nutritious Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks from Sow Good
You don’t always have to have fresh fruit on hand to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. We have a variety of freeze- dried food options that can make you feel Sow Good about adding convenient snacks to your everyday diet.
From freeze-dried strawberries and mango, to freeze-dried apples, bananas, blueberries and more, you’ll find a massive selection of snacks on our website. We even have simple smoothies and granola that are free of fillers, preservatives, added sugars and flavors. We let the natural sugars and taste do the talking.
Ready to get your hands on a satisfying treat? Browse our collection of freeze-dried snacks today.