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What Are the Different Types of Freeze-Dried Berries?

Sherry Holetzky
Sherry Holetzky

Berries are so healthy and tasty that it’s no surprise they are being packaged and sold in numerous different and convenient ways, including freeze-dried options. Freeze-drying removes the moisture from food while freezing it and retaining its basic form as much as possible. Freeze-dried berries make great snacks when eaten alone, and they can also be a terrific addition to a number of tasty foods.

Those homemade cranberry-orange muffins a family serves every holiday season might just be made using freeze-dried cranberries. Many types of muffins, cookies, and other baked goods can be enhanced with freeze-dried berries.

Berries before freeze-drying.
Berries before freeze-drying.

Due to their long shelf life, freeze-dried foods are perfect for people that like to plan ahead or keep an emergency food supply on hand. They are a good source of fiber and antioxidants. This type of sustenance is perfect for emergency situations. Other folks may just like freeze-dried berries because they taste great.

Some people may not be aware that cherries are also considered berries. Cherries are delicious and healthful. While many types of berries provide antioxidants, cherries are also said to help lessen a number of adverse health symptoms including being helpful for migraine. Since they are easy to store, freeze-dried berries such as cherries can be kept on hand at all times.

Strawberries are sweet and tasty besides having a lot of healthy qualities. Strawberries are another favorite type of freeze-dried berries. They can be added to cereals as well as favorite recipes for baking.

Many fruits can be freeze-dried into a crispy snack.
Many fruits can be freeze-dried into a crispy snack.

Raspberries are another type of the freeze-dried berries available. Along with blackberries, blueberries, and a number of others that can also be found freeze-dried, these berries are filled with antioxidants and are said to help reduce the effects of macular degeneration.

Maybe you have heard of goji berries but do not know much about them. Freeze-dried goji berry powder is a popular supplement and there are many claims made regarding the amazing potential of goji berry products. Some people claim that this berry has helped lower their blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and even helps alleviate discomfort such as back pain. It is best to consult a healthcare provider before using any new supplements.

Acai is another popular berry, which can be found in South America, and offers a number of health benefits. These particular freeze-dried berries may have higher levels of antioxidants than many other well-known types of berries. This berry is considered by some to be a “superfood.” Research indicates that acai may be helpful in creating anti-aging products as well as being useful for weight loss.

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    • Berries before freeze-drying.
      By: Elenathewise
      Berries before freeze-drying.
    • Many fruits can be freeze-dried into a crispy snack.
      By: Bert Folsom
      Many fruits can be freeze-dried into a crispy snack.