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Freeze-Dried Ingredients

What is Freeze Drying?

Freeze-drying (also known as liofilization) is an advanced & highly technical drying method in which a frozen product is subjected to vacuum whereby the ice crystal (solid phase) within the product avoids the direct crystal to liquid transition and directly transitions to the vapor state (phase). The vapor is then condensed onto a cold surface. Heat is added via an enclosed hot-water heat transfer system to maximize the drying rate.


Applications include:

  • Cereal inclusions
  • Healthy snacks
  • Nutraceutical fortification
  • Drink mixes
  • Energy bars
  • Protein shakes
  • Sauces & seasonings
  • Bio Ingredients
  • Flavorings

freeze-dried ingredients

Freeze-drying creates real, premium ingredients for breakthrough products. When you need innovative solutions to challenging projects, freeze-drying may be the answer. Can't use liquids? Want the benefit of fresh fruits, vegetables, or herbs in a shelf-stable format?


Need real flavor, fragrance, or nutritional benefits? Need powders that hydrate quickly and go into solution instantly? Looking for ingredients that provide high ORAC or anti-oxidant values? Freeze-drying is the method of choice for creating these types of premium ingredients.


Fresh-like flavors and more...


  • Label friendly....all natural, no additives, preservatives or artificial flavoring
  • Concentrated nutritional values
  • Shelf-stable
  • Enhanced texture
  • Vibrant color
  • Intense fragrance
  • High ORAC and anti-oxidant values
  • Organic compatible
  • Superior alternative to drum and spray drying
  • Cost effective solutions

Sample product list:

  • Fruit –whole, bits, powders
  • Vegetables—snacks, ingredients, flavors
  • Yogurt—snacks, mixes
  • Extracts—cranberry, spinach, grape seed, strawberry seed
  • Bacteria cultures, probiotic  formulas
  • Acai powder


Freeze Dried Food Supplier, Processor, Manufacturer


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P.O. Box 40 | 202 North Ford Street | Gridley, IL 61744
Phone: 309.747.3000