Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you ship? Yes, we do. We ship worldwide.
Do you sell wholesale? Yes, we do. Check out our wholesale page.
Where do I pick up my order? 4725 Hwy 363, Mantachie.
Do you operate out of a commercial kitchen? Yes, we do. We are a licensed manufacturing facility.
Do you offer bulk options for parties and events? Yes, we do! If you are interested in our bulk options please message firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you.
Do you do custom labeling? Yes, we can make custom labels for events.
What is the freeze-drying process?
Freeze drying, also known as lyophilization, is a process used to remove moisture from a wide range of products while preserving their structure, flavor, and nutritional content. This method is commonly used for preserving foods, pharmaceuticals, biological samples, and more. The freeze-drying process consists of several stages:
Freezing: The first step involves freezing the product. This is typically done in a special freeze dryer or a separate freezing unit. The low temperature causes the water in the product to turn into ice.
Primary Drying (Sublimation): The frozen product is then placed in a vacuum chamber. In this chamber, a low-pressure environment is created, and heat is applied. The heat causes the ice to transition directly from a solid (ice) to a gas (water vapor) without passing through the liquid phase. This process is called sublimation. The removal of ice by sublimation reduces the moisture content of the product.
Secondary Drying (Desorption): After the primary drying, some bound water molecules may still remain in the product. To remove these, the temperature is raised slightly, and a lower vacuum is applied. This step is known as desorption and ensures that all the moisture is removed from the product.
Final Packaging: Once the freeze-drying process is complete, the product is sealed in airtight packaging to prevent moisture from re-entering and to maintain the product's stability during storage.