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Taste Test of Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Foods part 3

As you can see by now the results were all over the place.  I was surprised at the results and how different people looked at the same product.  There seemed to be good and bad in every company’s products.

One thing that I want to point out strongly is that you need to be sure you are comparing apples to apples when you compare their products.  You cannot go by the number of servings.  There is too much difference in serving size. I suggest that you multiply the number of calories in a serving by the number of serving.  This will give you the total number of calories in the pouch or can. …

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Taste Test of Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Foods

Well the results of the taste test are in.  First, I am going to explain the methodology that was used for the test.  A panel of five people was chosen that were not overly familiar with any of the brands of food that were in the test.  The panel met at one location and was given the foods without any information.  They were not told either the product  or brand. After tasting the products, they then scored them on a scale of one to ten.  The foods were judged on four factors, taste, texture, appearance and an overall score.  They were instructed to use five as a base line for average and if they varied from this to make comments as to why.…

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Comparisons of MREs to Dehydrated, Freeze Dried and other Foods


This post will compare MREs to various other options.  If you have been following the series of posts on MREs, you will have a good idea of their shelf life, which is 3 years at 80 degrees.  In reality they are probably good for a longer period.  But in a real emergency I want to have the best rations available.  To find out your food was bad would be a real problem.

I have only compared the MREs against foods you would probably use in a bug out bag.  In my opinion MREs should not be used for a prolonged period. 

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Cobbler from Thirty Year Old Fruit

cobblerCobbler from 30 year old dehydrated fruit. We were rotating out storage when we came across some #10 cans my husband had .We decided to check their condition. The peaches were in good condition and tasted like they had been canned yesterday.  The apples slices were about 10 years old. After re-hydrating them both fruits still tasted and smelled good so I added ingredients and made a cobbler. This was taken to my husband’s mans night out and nothing came home but the remaining whip cream.

Prepare a 13X10 pan with cooking spray

  • 4 cups dehydrated peaches
  • 4 cups dehydrated sliced apple
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup raisins (optional)
  • Add ¼ to ½ tsp.
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Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Here are a couple of recipes; I recently made using dehydrated fruit.

Dehydrated fruit recipes;
Apple Crisp
3 c. DH apple slices
4 c. water
1 c. granular sugar
1 ¾ tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp salt
Topping;
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
½ c. soft butter or margarine

Boil apples slices in water. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, and salt, into apple slices. Spread mixture in 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan. Sift remaining ingredients except for butter. Cut in butter until mixture looks like cornmeal. Spread on top of apple slices.…

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Reconstitution of Dehydrated fruits and vegetables;

 

In general, when I look for a recipe, I want it easy to read with few ingredients and for it to taste good. Nutrition of course is important, so I look for ones that have vegetables and seeds in them. Raisin bread is one of my favorites, but of course you have to consider calories. My husband and I have been trying to watch what we eat and portion control our meals. Believe me, it’s very hard. We only bake in our house now when we have the grandchildren and guests for dinner or a church event. Nothing comes back home.…

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Comparisons of MREs to Dehydrated, Freeze Dried and other Foods

This post will compare MREs to various other options.  If you have been following the series of posts on MREs, you will have a good idea of their shelf life, which is 3 years at 80 degrees.  In reality they are probably good for a longer period.  But in a real emergency I want to have the best rations available.  To find out your food was bad would be a real problem.

I have only compared the MREs against foods you would probably use in a bug out bag.  In my opinion MREs should not be used for a prolonged period. …

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