How Long Does Emergency Freeze Dried Food Last?

When it comes to emergency food storage, freeze-dried food is one of the most popular options. This type of food is known for its long shelf life and its ability to retain most of its nutritional value. But how long does freeze-dried food last?The official shelf life of freeze-dried food is usually 5-7 years, but many reports suggest that it can last much longer. In fact, some manufacturers guarantee their freeze-dried foods for up to 30 years.

This is because the freeze-drying process removes almost 98% of the moisture content, which eliminates one of the main ingredients needed for spoilage.The palatability life of a food is the point at which undesirable changes occur in the taste, texture, color and cooking qualities of foods. This is why many foods have expiration dates and why the shelf life of foods in general is limited. However, even if a food has reached the end of its palatability life, it doesn't necessarily mean that it has gone bad. It just means that it may not taste as good as it once did.When it comes to freeze-dried foods, they can usually be consumed 6 to 12 months after opening them if they are properly sealed against the elements.

Poorly sealed containers containing food (or food prepared with water) should be considered perishable and eaten as soon as possible after opening them.If you're looking for an economical option for freeze-dried emergency food, I would recommend My Patriot Supply. They offer a variety of freeze-dried foods as part of survival packages for families preparing for a national emergency. Valley Food Storage also produces high-quality freeze-dried foods and offers 30-day, 60-day and 90-day kits if you want to add variety in a single kit.In conclusion, freeze-dried foods have an official shelf life of 5-7 years but can last much longer if stored properly. They are a great way to store significant amounts of food for your family in an emergency and can be used to cook all your favorite meals if you know how to move around the kitchen.

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