BACK COUNTRY CUISINE PRODUCTS ARE EASY TO PREPARE AND TASTE GREAT BECAUSE OF OUR UNIQUE FREEZE DRYING PROCESS
This combines quick-to-hydrate, high energy meals of vegetables and meats with delicious sauce mixes that retain their natural flavours and nutrition. The result is tasty freeze dried meals that can be prepared inside the pack in 10 minutes with just a bit of boiling water.
THE FREEZE DRYING PROCESS
During the freeze drying process, crystals of frozen ice in the fresh food are sublimed (evaporated) to water vapour in a vacuum chamber. The result is a completely dry product that does not shrink during the drying process.
When prepared for eating, the water is quickly absorbed by the pores left by the ice crystals to give a juicy, tender food product. After packing, the food is heat-sealed in foil pouches from which all the air has been removed and replaced with nitrogen gas, keeping the food safe and flavoursome for at least three years.
Back Country Cuisine meals are formulated to meet the high energy needs of outdoor activity, both in New Zealand and abroad, and our products have a careful mix of the essential components needed for a healthy diet.
This includes balanced carbohydrates and sugars for instant energy, protein to replenish exhausted muscles and oils and fats to keep you feeling full
BENEFITS OF BACK COUNTRY CUISINE FREEZE DRIED MEALS MOISTURE REMOVAL
Freeze drying removes the moisture from food making it much lighter and easier to carry.
Freeze drying retains the natural vitamins in the food because of the low temperatures used in processing. Along with naturally occurring minerals and the addition of salt, the freeze dried meals provide vitamins and minerals necessary to meet the high energy needs of outdoor activities.
READY WHEN YOU NEED THEM
Flushed with nitrogen gas when packed, freeze dried products have a long shelf life, meaning you can have high energy, high nutrition meals on hand to eat at any time you want.
Food does not shrink during the freeze drying process, or inside the pouch.
HOW TO PREPARE OUR FREEZE DRIED MEALS
To make your Back Country Cuisine freeze dried meal simply add the required amount of hot or cold water stated on the back of each meal pouch, stir and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. The result is a meal full of nutrition, ready to eat wherever your adventure may take you.
IT'S MESS FREE
Check out the added lower tear tab on all pouches, once the meal has been reconstituted just tear the lower perforation and use the pouch as a bowl. A great idea and saves getting messy hands when using your spoon or spork.