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Dehydrated Foods You Can't Do at Home
There are some things that it is just impossible to dehydrate at home. Most people accept that dairy foods and fats cannot be part of their long-term storage foods. However, it is entirely possible to have the taste of some of our favorites, such as:
Eggs: I have tried to dehydrate eggs, and the result is really less than appetizing. The only way Ive found to create a palatable egg dish is to cook a scrambled egg and turkey sausage mix and then dehydrate it. It rehydrates well, but the eggs still tend to be a bit rubbery.
Cheese: I also tried to dehydrate some grated cheddar cheese. It dried, but it was a greasy mess and didn't rehydrate worth anything. Since I consider cheese a staple, finding dehydrated cheese has been a real treat.
Butter? Thats right. This is a powder made with real butter that will last for an average of seven years. It reconstitutes with a little water, or can be used in powdered form in baking or sprinkled directly on vegetables. The margarine powder works the same way, although it only stores for a little over five years
Shortening: Good news. It is possible to have some fundamental staples in your food stores without the necessity of refrigeration or heavy containers. Dehydrated foods give outstanding options in this area.
Many people forget that fats are a vital component in any food storage program and survival food situation. Like amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, the body requires some essential fats from external sources. Not all are the same. Fats provide energy and a feeling of satiety between meals which is very important in limited survival foods programs when a disaster strikes. However, the essential fatty acids also are necessary for hormone production and other vital functions. Survival-Homestead.com recommends adding long-term storage vitamins and mineral supplements with any emergency food and survival food program. Even when the manufacturer says that these products may not require rotation, we still recommend rotating and using them much sooner to be sure you are protected when the need arises. It costs a little more to do this, but the best nutrition is not worth skimping in times of difficulty.
While the home dehydrating is limited, these dehydrated food powders are high quality, store for years, and are the perfect addition to one's food storage plan. Of course you can try dehydrating any one of those items at home, but you will have an absolute mess!
Most of these commercially dehydrated staples come in #10 cans and can be rehydrated in single-serving quantities with just a bit of water. When used in baking, the powder can be added to the dry ingredients with just a simple increase in the liquid ingredients.
French toast without cracking an egg
For example, when you want to have a scrambled egg breakfast, you use 2 tablespoons of the dehydrated whole egg powder and mix it with an equal amount of water. The mixture can be used to create tasty and nutritious omelettes and French toast. In addition, there is no danger of salmonella either because the manufacturer tests all dehydrated egg products with the analysis methods approved by the USRDA.
The shelf life of these products is another reason why they should be added to your stores. Fresh eggs, butter and margarine can only be stored with refrigeration and for a very limited period of time. Shortening can be stored for a little longer; however, no canned or dried foods that you buy in a regular grocery store have a shelf-life of about 2 years.
Dehydrated foods - perfect for survival storage
Dehydrated foods and freeze-dried foods are perfect for this type of long-term emergency food survival storage and deep woods camping. Family mylar packaging is excellent for a traveling option with a small group. Open one package to server more without the expense of single serve pouches. Although single serve pouces are always available, this option can save extra money. The #10 can of powdered whole eggs has an estimated shelf life of 5-9 years depending on your exact storage conditions. Additionally, each can is equal to 4 dozen eggs. Thats a lot of omelets!
These aren't the rations of years ago anymore. These products taste good and whip up easily in an emergency or outside at a rugged campsite.
To help you decide on menu selection in the event of a survival situation, these long-term dehydrated foods come with many, many creative options that automatically add excellent variety to your long-term food storage program.
Although we all like these options at Survival-Homestead.com, decide what's best for your family first. The dehydrated foods at Nitro-Pak give you excellent menu selections in the event of a survival situation or just to take with you on a weekend camping trip. The price is excellent as well and shipping costs are included.