Food - Drink
You Should Always Have Freeze-Dried Fruit In Your Pantry. Here's Why
BY MEGGAN ROBINSON
When you need to preserve fruit, you can pickle, can, or dehydrate it, or choose to buy freeze-dried or dehydrated fruit and keep it in the pantry so you have it ready to go when you need it. Freeze-dried fruit in particular has a multitude of benefits, ranging from shelf life to versatility to its strong punch of fruit flavor.
Freeze-dried fruit is practically weightless, so it's portable and doesn’t take up a lot of space. You don't have to worry about it going bad, since it has a shelf life of 25 years, and freeze-dried fruits really shine in dessert recipes, adding vibrant fruit flavor without the excess water found in fresh fruit, which can mess with ingredient ratios.
Freeze-dried fruit won't alter the moisture content of your recipe, nor make it overly sweet, making it the best way to add fruit flavor and all-natural color. Since freeze-dried fruit is light, crunchy, and completely devoid of moisture, you can blend it or crush it to create a powder that incorporates seamlessly into other ingredients.