Freeze Dried Raspberries and Dehydrated Raspberries, including raspberry powder, are commonly used in raspberry recipes, and for hiking, backpacking, healthy snacks, and survival food supplies .
If you have a lot of raspberries on hand, and you do not wish to freeze or can them, you can dry them in a food dehydrator and use them in recipes or for a healthy snack food.
They can also be added to breakfast cereals (warm or cold cereals), yogurt, muffins, cookies, and more!
Dried raspberries taste delicious, and they are nutritious too.
Did you know raspberries are packed with antioxidants?
Including these fruits in your died is a "berry" healthy idea!
The benefits of Dried Red or Black Raspberries, is that they offer the convenience and natural health benefits of this tasty seasonal fruit year round, especially in areas where fresh raspberries are not available.
These berries are also a great choice to have on hand in the case of emergency preparedness since they are not only very nutritious, but, unopened, they have a very long shelf life.
Also, many hikers, campers, and backpackers like to pack these dried fruits in their food collections and "survival kits" as nutritious, and light weight, healthy foods, perfect for easy storage.
Dried red or black raspberries can be substituted in many recipes that list other dried fruit in the ingredient list, for example, dried cranberries, dried goji berries, and currants.
~ Scroll down for a list of Recipes which I have included in this website that use Dehydrated Raspberries ~
I find that where I live it is not usually possible to purchase dried black or red raspberries in local grocery stores, health food stores, or bulk food stores. I can find dried cranberries, apricots, goji berries, and more, but not raspberries! The only way I purchase them is through "Amazon".
Here are some examples of dried red / black raspberries you can purchase online.
Note that it is also possible to purchase organic dried raspberry powder.
The live organic Red Raspberry Concentrated Freeze Dried Extract Powder is the most potent form of Red Raspberry available.
This product is 100% versatile and can be mixed with smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, juice, cereal, ice cream and so much more.
Click on the images below for additional product information and product reviews, products available online from *Amazon.com.
Most raspberries that are "dried" are actually "freeze-dried".
These raspberries are not actually frozen. They are initially frozen, and then go through a process called "sublimation" where the water in the berries is changed from a solid state to a gas.
This process allows the water to be removed from the raspberries, but the nutritional portion to be preserved.
How should these dried fruits be stored?
Dehydrated berries can be stored in a cool, dry place until opened, and then it is better to store them in a freezer to maximize the antioxidant potential of the berries, and reduce any possibility of oxidation and water reabsorption.
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