About Alpine Aire Foods
Gourmet Supreme- Versatile - Super Pack
Alpine Aire offers high quality, long life storable freeze-dried foods with
excellent taste and texture. Freeze dried food is ready to eat complete meals in
just minutes! Just add water!
Light, tasty and nutritious, perfect for Camping, Backpacking, Hunting, Hiking
and all Outdoor Activities. Perfect for home preparedness and a cost effective alternative
to store bought foods without all the wasted packaging and water content.
Shelf Stable Food Systems
Alpine Aire Gourmet Reserves has shelf stable food systems designed
to meet your needs with food that is nutritionally sound, convenient, and familiar. Our
systems are practical and easily incorporated into your daily diet. Our exclusive 'No
Cooking Required' systems are easy to prepare. Items are eat-as-is, or prepared by
adding hot or cold water to reconstitute. We have selected the very best quality foods,
(freeze-dried, dehydrated, instant) completely free of artificial additives. The systems
are assembled to supply both your long-term and short-term needs.
Freeze-dried products make up the majority of ingredients used for Gourmet Reserves.
For instant or quick rehydration of certain dried foods and for products which retain
their shape and texture, freeze-drying is the preferred method. The first step in
freeze-drying is to rapidly freeze the food. The water content, now frozen, is turned
directly into a gas and withdrawn from the food during the next steps, vacuum and heat,
thus avoiding the shrinkage. Many of Gourmet Reserves products are custom freeze-dried to
suit our strict quality requirements. Freeze-dried products include: grains, beans,
fruits, meats, seafood, pastas, vegetables, and eggs. Using this process, 98% of the
moisture is removed.
Key advantages of freeze-dried products:
- Retains the original taste and nutritional value of the food
- Foods are quick and easy to prepare
- No waste
- Ideal method for maintaining flavors of meat, poultry and fish
- Extends the shelf life of the product
- No preservatives are necessary
- Results in a super-lightweight / compact product - perfect for backpacking and
hiking, trekking and expeditions
- A wide variety of foods are available
The standard method of dehydrating vegetables and spices is to place the items on a
conveyor belt and run them through an oven at a high temperature for a relatively short
time. Between 90% and 95% of the moisture is removed.
Some vegetables are more suited to this form of drying than others. This means that
with the addition of water, the product rehydrates back to its original state more easily.
Preferable items include: onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, celery, carrots and mushrooms.
Dehydrated items such as peas, corn and green beans do not rehydrate as well as
Specific Features of a Gourmet Reserve System
- PURITY OF INGREDIENTS Gourmet Reserves foods are all natural, NO
artificial preservatives, flavorings, colorings, MSG, or white sugar.
- FAMILIARITY Your food system should be familiar everyday foods easily
recognizable and reflect a balanced diet offering good taste. Gourmet Reserve foods offer
the best selection from which to choose.
- PREPARATION CONVENIENCE Gourmet Reserves offers many convenient food
systems which can be prepared with a limited amount of fuel and water.
- SHELF LIFE Shelf life of any food reserves is always critical. Gourmet
Reserves uses the latest technologies available to insure long shelf life. Excessive heat
will shorten the shelf life of all products. A rule of thumb: the cooler the better.
- PROPER ROTATION It is important to rotate food reserves into your daily
diet. Gourmet Reserves easily integrates with other foods to meet daily dietary needs.
Find out even more on why freeze dried and dehydrated foods can save you hundreds of dollars over high food prices!
GOURMET SUPREME SYSTEMS
We refer to this new food system as our NO COOK, NO THINK food system. With this
system, the meal planning is outlined for you. Our one-year and six-month systems contains
almost every breakfast, lunch and dinner entrée we make! Each meal was designed to
include a main course, a side of fruit, and either a vegetable or snack/dessert. Loaded
with meat entrees! There are 15 times more meat entrée servings as our Premium System and
no bulk ingredients which need to be mixed together and turned into a meal! It just
doesn't get any more convenient than this! MORE VALUE! This is Gourmet Reserve's very best