Why freeze-drying is the best food preservation method

Freeze-drying (lyophilization) is a food preservation process where food is quickly frozen. Next, the ice turns into water vapor and is removed by placing the frozen food in a vacuum, resulting in a dehydrated product.

If you want to freeze-dry food at home, you will need special equipment.

To save time and money, you can build your survival stockpile by purchasing lab-verified and organic freeze-dried fruits and vegetables from trusted manufacturers. (h/t to

Benefits of freeze-drying food

Astronauts, campers, backpackers, food manufacturers and the military use a variety of freeze-dried foods.

As a prepper, you can also buy freeze-dried foods for home use or your survival stockpile. Additionally, you can also buy entire meals in freeze-dried form.

Note that almost all foods can be freeze-dried.

Here are some of the prepping and survival benefits of freeze-dried food:

  • Food becomes lighter once the water is removed after freeze-drying. This means freeze-dried items are portable, which is ideal if you plan on moving or bringing large amounts of food when you are bugging out after SHTF.
  • Freeze-dried foods usually retain most of their nutritional quality, taste, shape and size. This ensures that you can feed your family nutritious meals even when dealing with a long-term survival scenario.
  • Freeze-dried foods do not require refrigeration, and they can last for months or years in your survival stockpile.
  • Unlike dehydrated foods, you can quickly rehydrate freeze-dried foods. (Related: Essential survival fuel: Freeze-dried organic kale packed with nutrients.)

To rehydrate freeze-dried foods like kale or blueberries, rehydrate them using either cold or hot water. If you plan on going camping, this allows you to carry the food you need without worrying about having a way to keep the food cold or to heat it.

Where to get lab-verified, organic freeze-dried food

Freeze-dried foods are handy and their long shelf life makes them a great addition to your emergency food stockpile.

Before disaster strikes, prepare your stockpile and purchase a variety of freeze-dried fruit and vegetable products.

Enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals using delicious and nutritious Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Acai Powder from the Health Ranger Store. Our antioxidant-rich freeze-dried organic acai powder can be easily added to smoothies, shakes, fruit juices and other beverages.

Aside from antioxidants, acai berries also contain plenty of dietary fiber, protein, iron, fatty acids and beneficial electrolytes, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.

Organic Freeze-Dried Acai Powder’s unique flavor profile is also well-suited for superfruit blends, desserts and sauces.

The Health Ranger Store also offers Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Whole Blueberries, a healthy snack that you can enjoy all year round.

The freeze-drying process preserves the taste, texture and nutrients of fresh blueberries better than other food preservation methods.

If you are looking for freeze-dried vegetables, you can also try Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Chopped Kale. Kale is one of the healthiest and most nutritious vegetables.

Like other leafy vegetables, kale doesn’t stay fresh for very long. But freeze-drying kale helps extend its shelf life and also retains maximum nutrition.

Loaded with a variety of essential nutrients, our premium chopped kale is carefully grown by trusted suppliers under strict organic standards. It then undergoes a freeze-drying process that preserves the original taste, texture and nutrients of our premium kale.

Available in convenient #10 cans, Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Chopped Kale contains no gluten or GMOs. It is also lab-tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology.

Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Chopped Kale is also non-China and has been certified Kosher and organic.

Visit Health Ranger Store to browse other freeze-dried foods and organic products with a long shelf life. You can also go to for more ideas on what to stock up on before SHTF.

Watch this clip about the health benefits of acai berries.

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