The benefits of freeze-dried

--Retains original characteristics of the product, including:


--Reconstitutes to original state when placed in water

--Shelf stable at room temperature - cold storage not required

--The weight of the freeze-dried products is reduced by 70 to 90 percent, with no change in volume

--The product is light weight and easy to handle

--Shipping costs are reduced because of the light weight and lack of refrigeration

--Low water activity virtually eliminates microbiological concerns

--Offers highest quality in a dry product compared to other drying methods

--Virtually any type of food or ingredient, whether solid or liquid, can be freeze-dried