About Alpine Aire Foods
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 The water content, now frozen, is turned directly into a gas and withdrawn from the food during the next steps, vacuum and heat, thus avoiding the shrinkage.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:
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 freeze-dried.
Specific Features of a Gourmet Reserve System
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