Freeze Drying, The Process Explained

Ever wondered how freeze dried fruit is made, and why it’s different than dehydrated fruit? Check out the simple steps below:

  1. Freeze drying starts with fresh fruit that is picked when ripe. This way more nutrients are stored and the flavor is just right.
  2. Brothers All Natural freeze dried fruit is then sliced into bite sized pieces after being cleaned. The fruit is then frozen for a minimum of 24 hours.
  3. This prepared fruit is then placed into a chamber that has a vacuum to remove the frozen water. This process, called sublimation, takes the ice water and changes it into gas which is removed from the chamber.
  4. Now the fruit has been freeze dried and all that’s left is packaging it in sealed, oxygen free packets to prevent them from becoming soggy.
  5. That’s how nutritious and delicious Brothers All Natural fruit crisps are made!

Dehydrated Fruit Vs. Freeze Dried

It’s a common mistake that people think dehydrated fruit is the same as freeze dried. In reality making dehydrated fruit keeps more moisture in the fruit resulting in a chewier bite.

Freeze dried fruit has minimal moisture which results in a crispy, melt in your mouth texture. There are multiple ways to make dehydrated fruit at home while freeze dried requires machinery.

Why Freeze Dry  – What Are The Benefits Of Freeze Dried Fruit?

  • Freeze dried products require no preservatives and have a long shelf life. (Our fruit crisps have a 2 year shelf life with no artificial flavors or preservatives).
  • The nutrition from the original fruit is maintained throughout the process leaving a low cal, low fat, and nutritious snack.
  • You can feel good about snacking!


What Does Brothers All Natural Do With Freeze Dried Fruit?

We make allergy friendly, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO family friendly snacks. Our flavors include Apple, Apple Cinnamon, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry, Banana, Peach and Pear! We also have fruit clusters which provide a crunchy way to snack on freeze dried fruit.


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