Rainy Day Foods

Emergency Food Storage Tips & Recipes

  1. Slash Food Waste, Slash Water Waste With Dehydrated Food

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Around 40% of food in the United States goes to waste every year — that’s around 400 pounds of food annually per person. And, since food also has a water footprint, water waste is also intertwined with food waste. In fact, the average individual in the U.S. wastes at least 26,500 gallons of water every year simply...
  2. Debunking Myths about Dehydrated Food

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson   Photo by Muyuan Ma on Unsplash One of the main reasons why dehydrated foods are chosen by so many families across the globe is because dehydrated foods can be preserved for a long period of time without any refrigeration—as found in the 2022 Dehydrated Food Market Size report. Take blueberries—a juicy fruit that is only harvested...
  3. Wow Your Kids with the Science of Dehydrated Foods

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Ben White on Unsplash Drying food can take between four and 24 hours, but those who are into the unique texture of dehydrated foods will tell you that the wait is definitely worth it! Dehydrated foods concentrate calorie and sugar content, making them an energy-efficient snack that is quickly absorbed by our bodies. Moreover, their reduced moisture...
  4. What Foods Do Astronauts Eat in Space?

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by NASA on Unsplash Space tourism will be worth $3 billion by 2030, with current efforts by Virgin Galactic, Space X, and Blue Origin having huge ramifications for the industry. Although this mode of flight is currently little more than a hobby for the elite (think Jeff Bezos or Richard Branson), it will be significantly more mainstream...
  5. Top Backpack Meals For Your Next Expedition

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson   freeze dried broccoli Hunting remains a popular pastime in the USA with more than 15 million individuals partaking in the activity at least once a year.  While it is no secret that countless Americans find hunting to be extremely exhilarating, not everyone is aware of the impact it has on the body. In fact, a hunter...
  6. Dehydrated Foods To Complement Popular Meal Kit Offerings

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Matthew Lakeland on Unsplash Meal kits of all shapes and sizes have enjoyed a considerable surge in popularity over recent years. In fact, they were considered to be one of the hottest meal trends of 2020, according to Forbes. Apart from the obvious convenience offered, they are also helping to address the nation's food wastage...
  7. Dehydrated Fruit Perhaps Not The Dental Enemy It Was Believed To Be?

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels For the longest time, dried fruit has had a bad reputation for wreaking havoc with dental health. It is commonly believed that the high sugar content and sticky nature of dried foods are a leading cause of cavities. An independent review that was published in the International Journal of Food Sciences...
  8. Simple Ways To Be A Healthy Vegan In College

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Naim Benjelloun from Pexels Decades ago, becoming a vegan may have seemed more like wishful thinking than a reality, but in recent years, going on a plant-based diet has become mainstream, especially among young people. Most young vegans enjoy this lifestyle as it helps them to manage their weight, allows them to be healthier...
  9. Dehydration And Beyond: Preserving Cabbage For Delicious Dinners

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Natalie Runnerstrom on Unsplash Americans eat over a million pounds of cabbage every year, yet this misunderstood vegetable is one of the most disliked vegetables in the country - 84% of people say that they don’t like cabbage. They clearly haven’t been preparing cabbage in the right way! Cabbage can be dehydrated to make a...
  10. Can Dehydrated Foods Help Improve Your Immunity?

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by K8 on Unsplash If you have always dreamed of freeze drying ingredients for use in healthy dishes to create raw savory and sweet delights, then here’s another good reason to do so - these foods can help make you more resistant to disease. Immunity is the buzzword in current times, with the Nutrition Business Journal reporting that immunity...

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