Legacy Premium knows a thing or two about utilizing freeze-dried food and dehydrating fresh ingredients in order to create delicious, and easy to use gourmet entrees and breakfasts. Paired with a 25-year shelf life, it’s the reason their meals make perfect food for your long-term food storage plan. Extensive research and testing has shown that some foods are better preserved using the freeze-drying process, and some reconstitute better after being dehydrated. The key that allows the highest quality in taste, texture and nutritional value is in getting those combinations right.

The Freeze Dried Food Process

Legacy Premium is known for their freeze-dried food options. Freeze dried foods are first flash frozen, or exposed to cryogenic temperatures, and then placed in a vacuum drying chamber. During this process, up to 98% of the water inside food may be extracted. This process gives Legacy meals an incredible 25-year shelf life by preserving the ingredients, making for easy food storage planning. Freeze-drying is done without compromising the flavor, shape, color or texture of the food. It will be as though your entrée has just been prepared.

The Dehydrated Food Process

Dehydration is one of the oldest methods of food-preservation. Technological advances have pushed the process beyond simply laying pieces of food out in the sun to dry and hoping for the best. Modern dehydrated food goes through an intensive low temperature-drying chamber where the moisture is removed by air. Not only does this inhibit the growth of microorganisms- it reduces weight, eliminates the need for refrigeration, and prolongs shelf life, making it ideal for long-term food storage.