At Daily Bread, we are focused on helping people understand food storage options
There are several questions that you should ask before purchasing food storage products:
Have you compared price per serving?
- Lower is not always better
- Review the nutritional panel
- Compare the costs of the meals to meals, drinks to drinks, side items to side items
- More is not always better
- Need to understand the quality of the calories
- Balanced diet is recommend
- You enjoy a variety of tastes and meals now
- You need options and assortment in you emergency food supply also
- Oxygen and moisture pose the biggest challenge to preserving shelf-life for any packaged food stored for long term use
- Freeze dried or dehydrated foods that are packaged correctly use an oxygen absorber to maintain and sustain the food
- Food that is properly sealed in metal cans provide the best environment /conditions to have foods maintain a 25+ year shelf-life, as well as taste, texture and nutritional value
- Food stored in pouches have a higher likelihood of becoming compromised, allowing oxygen and moisture in the package. Pouches only provide a 7-10 year shelf life whens stored properly.
- Optimal conditions for dehydrated products are 50-550 F
- Optimal conditions for freeze-dried food is in an cool dry place that can maintain a 700F temperature
- Both dehydrated food and freeze dried food just need water.
- The difference is that dehydrated food needs 20-30 minutes of cooking, whereas, freeze-dried foods just requires water to reconstitute. Of course, warm water is preferred for full flavor.