Clean eating is all about eating whole, real foods which are as close to their natural form as possible. Freeze drying offers just that…
Yes, it would be ideal to have fresh, ripe fruits straight from the tree or bush instead of freeze dried ones but unfortunately for most of us this isn’t an option.
First of all most fruits are seasonal.
Secondly, fruits out of season imported to us from far far away and then kept in storage for months until required aren’t really all that tasty to begin with.
Third… well even if we had an ever growing tree of our favourite fruits in our back garden, eventually you would simply get bored of them.
Freeze dried fruits aren’t new to me. If you follow me on Instagram you might remember my photos of homemade seeds and nut snack bars which I’d made with freeze dried strawberries on top… but freeze dried fruits in snack packs are actually totally new to me.
Lately I’ve been making quite a few homemade snacks so I had lost touch with what’s new on the shelves in our supermarkets… as it ended up they are now richer (the shelves… not the supermarkets) and contain a great selection of freeze dried fruit snacks.
Freeze drying is a healthy alternative to dry fruits… the freezing process preserves the fruits nutrition and flavours without any additional ingredients like oils, sugars or preservatives so all you have in the pack is 100% natural fruit!
Freeze dried fruits are similar to air dried fruits with one difference… they have a super crunchy texture and you can easily powder them by simply crushing the fruits with your fingers.
Freeze dried fruit can be used in many different ways, usually used as an addition to breakfast cereal, desserts and baked goods but they can also eaten straight from the pack as a snack… and if you fancy an even more “natural” look you can also simply re-hydrate them by adding some water.
The freeze dried fruit snacks from The Snack Organisation are available at Tesco and retail £1 per 18g bag, which is just big enough for a nice fruity snack 🙂
Have you came across freeze dried fruit snacks before?
Which is your favourite and how do you usually eat them?