Here are several of the most Frequently Asked Questions. We will update this page as we continue to get more questions asked. We also try our best to answer the most popular questions in our blog posts. Thanks for reading!
1. What is the difference between Freeze Dried and Dehydrated?
The process of freeze drying is the food is flash frozen and then placed in a vacuum chamber where a low level heat is applied to evaporate the ice without returning it to liquid form. The process removes up to 97% of the water in the product. Freeze Dried Foods have some major benefits. It preserves the freshness, color and aroma similar to frozen foods while providing the shelf -stable convenience of canned foods.
The process of dehydrating food is the water is slowly cooked out of the product without actually cooking it. They do shrink in size compared to Freeze Dried foods. In my experience they do take longer to rehydrate as well.
2. How do I use oxygen packets? If I put packets in a bucket, and the open the bucket to get some product, can I put the lid back on and they will be ok? How many per bucket?
Typically, you use 1 oxygen packet per gallon. Fill your container with the food being stored, throw the oxygen packets on top of product and seal your container. The oxygen packets should not be left in the open for more than 30 minutes.
If you open your container to get product out, you should not re-use the oxygen packet.
Check out our "All About Oxygen Absorbers" post for more.
3. How do I know when my product was packaged?
The best way to know when your product was packaged would be by reading the lot number, located on the bottom of our Honeyville packaging. Because these numbers can be kind of difficult to read, visit our "Frequently Asked Page" on our corporate website to find out how to read the lot number on your product.
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