Did you know that the freeze-dried food from Thrive Life may last for up to 25 years while still tasting and being as nutritious as it was when first made? Therefore, it is a preferred option for both indoor and outdoor cooking. Yet, knowing how to rehydrate your Thrive Life freeze-dried meal correctly is essential if you want to get the most out of it. Here, we’ll show you how to rehydrate your freeze-dried food so you may have a healthy and satisfying supper wherever you are in the world.
How you choose to rehydrate our premium freeze-dried foods is an important factor in getting the best out of our product. This is due to the fact that the optimum techniques for rehydrating Thrive Life freeze-dried food differ from those used for other meals.
Without a doubt, Thrive Life’s goal is to satisfy our customers with a superior product. To ensure the highest quality throughout their whole interaction with our product, we also make sure to be there for them when they’re ready to use it again after storage. For a tasty result, all it takes is a few helpful guidelines printed on the back of our packages.
Here are some of the tips to consider when rehydrating:
Moisture must be replenished.
Rehydrating freeze-dried food entails, in a nutshell, reintroducing liquid to the product so that it may return to its former consistency. There is no hard and fast rule on what constitutes “water” as long as the meal is rehydrated. The freeze-drying process produces small pores or holes throughout the dried food where the liquid has drained, which is why the food becomes dry and crumbly. Because of this, the food’s texture and nutritional value are maintained throughout preparation and storage.
When rejuvenated with liquids such as broths or juices, certain foods are able to absorb more taste and look fresh as new. There is plenty of space to try something new.
It Needs The Right Amount of Moisture
Second, remember to rehydrate with the right quantity of water. This characteristic is very food-specific.
Over-watering freeze-dried food is a common error that may undo many of the positive effects of eating this kind of food. In a pinch, you may use enough water to form a “pool” at the bottom of a container (just be sure to stir it every few minutes). Keep in mind that chicken and ham may need far more water than other freeze-dried meals. Adding the right quantity of water makes the meal ready to consume almost instantly.
Is there a need for no moisture?
Freeze-dried foods are used in certain situations when they don’t need to be rejuvenated. One situation in which this may be useful is when a pastry chef wants to spice up their desserts with some unexpected taste and color. Adding freeze-dried fruit powders to otherwise basic recipes helps bring out their attractive colors and rich flavors. However, rejuvenated fruit powder cannot be sprinkled artfully over a cheesecake or other edible surface.
Freeze-dried powders are readily absorbed by dense substances like frostings and may even improve their texture. On the other hand, too much water could be added during rehydration, turning the substance into a soupy slop.
Should water be boiled before being used to rehydrate freeze-dried food?
The most important thing you need when rehydrating freeze-dried food is clean drinking water. Using boiling water is not needed, but may speed up the rehydration process of freeze-dried meals, and it also assures that the water used is always safe to consume after it has cooled down a bit.
How to Rehydrate Your Freeze-Dried Meal
Now that you have your water and your spoons, here’s how to cook your Thrive Life freeze-dried meal:
To make stirring the food simpler, flatten the bag by separating its bottom corners. Rip apart the pouch’s top and take out the sachets. Make use of the bag’s zipper again to close it. To prevent the dry ingredients from clumping together, give the bag a brief shake. Prepare the necessary amount of boiling water using one of the aforementioned three measures. Once the water is hot, pour it into the pouch and stir the freeze-dried meal well with a spoon. Remove the air from the pouch and reseal it. After ten to fifteen minutes, remove the meal from the bag and mix it with a spoon, adding extra hot water if necessary. You’ve just finished preparing the ultimate dish of Thrive Life meal. Enjoy!
Since the Thrive Life pouches we already own do such a great job of preserving the freshness of our food, we are overjoyed to have discovered a method to recycle them. Food safety and the shelf life of our Thrive Life meals were in conflict with our efforts to lessen the environmental effect of our pouches. This plan gets us out of that bind while letting us maintain utilizing the pouches we’re already familiar with.
The Thrive Life meals are designed to be easy to prepare and transport, and if you have a few go-to dishes, it might be comforting to know that you’ll be receiving the same thing every time you prepare for a vacation. Although the meals are consistent, people are strange and amazing beings who find ways to put their own unique spin on even the most basic of tasks; for some, the need to combine and eat different Thrive Life freeze-dried meals is no exception to this rule. Is this something you will be trying out?