why freeze-dried food?
Originally produced for the U.S. Military and NASA, freeze-dried food has several advantages over frozen or dehydrated foods. Frozen foods retain flavor and nutritional value, but require low temperature storage conditions. Dehydrated/canned foods are shelf-stable, but lose flavor, texture and nutritional content. Freeze-drying is the best of both worlds, preserving freshness, color, and aroma, while being completely shelf-stable.
Long Shelf-Life: If a freeze-dried substance is sealed to prevent the reabsorption of moisture, the substance may be stored at room temperature without refrigeration, and be protected against spoilage for many years. Preservation is possible because the greatly reduced water content inhibits the action of microorganisms and enzymes that would normally spoil or degrade the substance.
Food Insurance™ uses two different types of packaging for our freeze-dried food. The food in our short-term supplies comes in heavy-duty mylar pouches, making them compact and portable. These packages come with a 7-10 year shelf-life. The food in our long-term supplies comes in tin #10 cans, and has a 25+ year shelf-life.
Regardless of your emergency food needs, with Food Insurance™ you can be confident that you are getting the highest quality, longest lasting food available on the market.
Convenient Storage: Through the freeze-dry process 98% of the water is removed from our foods, making them incredibly light, portable, and compact. Our food is then stored in #10 cans which are packed inside of uniform sized boxes. Traditional food storage containers are often awkward and come in different shapes and sizes. This makes it difficult to discreetly store or even find a place in your home for emergency food. Food Insurance™'s compact design allows you to store more in less space. Our food is so compact that a 3-month supply of food for a family of 5 can easily be stored under a twin-sized bed.
The Food Insurance™ Essentials and Emergency Plus emergency food kits come in a convenient backpack that can be easily stored in a closet or under a bed, while ready to go on a moments notice.
Easy Preparation: Freeze-dried products can be rehydrated (reconstituted) very quickly and easily. All that is required is water. Although hot water is recommended for the fastest reconstitution time (8-10 minutes) and the best taste, the food can be prepared with cold water if that is all that's available.
Nutritious: Unlike other food preservation processes, freeze-dried food doesn't lose its nutritional value. Freeze-drying also causes less damage to the substance than other dehydration methods using higher temperatures. Freeze-drying does not usually cause shrinkage or toughening of the material being dried. Freeze-dried food has been found to retain the same nutritional value, taste, texture and color for over 25 years when stored in a cool dry place. With Food Insurance™ you can rest assured that your family will have good, nutritious food that is ready for any situation for the next 25+ years.
Gourmet Quality: Quite simply, Food Insurance™ products are delicious! Few people enjoy eating the same thing day after day. Your emergency food solution should offer a variety of great-tasting foods that taste and look as fresh as homemade meals.
Many competitors say they provide high calorie meals, but on further inspection, these "meals" are just bland tasting energy bars. If you or your kids won't eat it, then what good is having it?
Also, some people believe that storing buckets of wheat and beans makes them prepared to live through an emergency. However, most people today don't know how to grind wheat, let alone do anything with raw flour. Food Insurance™ survival foods come ready to eat. All you have to do is add water.