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Freeze Dried and Air Dried Foods and Ingredients From PrepareDirect

An increasingly popular choice among those looking for backpacking foods as well as survival and emergency preparedness foods is freeze dried foods. Freeze-dried meats vegetables, fruit, beans, and other ingredients provide you with the same nutrient as the original product, and the removal of water makes them stable in a variety of conditions. They will not go bad, which makes them excellent for long-term storage as well as taking along for nutrition during adventures through the great outdoors.

At PrepareDirect, we aim to provide you with only the finest freeze dried and air dried foods. Our bulk freeze dried and air dried food selection includes many popular choices including meats beans, strawberries, blueberries, apples, bananas, potatoes, carrots, and much more. Most products arrive vacuum-sealed, and each food will keep for years when repackaged in an air-tight container.

We sell the original processors bulk packaging directly to you. This ensures freshness, quality and a substantial savings when you pack your own long term foods. They normally sell only to other processors, manufacturers, and re-packers. By special arrangement they will drop ship directly to our PrepareDirect customers. Individuals, churches, organizations, buying groups and small businesses can take advantage of the savings by buying these selected quality foods in bulk quantities.


Our freeze-dried meat supplier:

North American Specialist in meat, poultry, fish and seafood

For over 40 years we've been serving our clients by freeze drying food ingredients and other specialty products. Our customers include many of the world's leading food companies and other specialty processors. With our fully equipped laboratory we are able to help customers develop the products they need.

We are regulated and comply with all requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Canadian Food Inspection Service (CFIA), and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We operate under HACCP accreditation systems and participate in British Retail Counsel (BRC) audit program. We are an approved supplier to many of the world's leading food companies.


While most products are always in stock, due to to the seasonal nature and industry demand, some items may be unavailable for short periods of time. We will notify you of any items that are out of stock and the anticipated restocking schedule.

All items in this category include FREE shipping in the 48 contiguous states


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Powdered Cooked Chicken, DEHYDRATED BULK Powdered Cooked Chicken, DEHYDRATED BULK

50 LB box with polyethylene lined fiber carton

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Sausage, Cooked, Crumbles FREEZE DRIED BULK Sausage, Cooked, Crumbles FREEZE DRIED BULK

30.86 lb/14 kg in heat sealed, nitrogen flushed poly-nylon-saran laminated bags in corrugated cartons

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Chunk Style 1/4" Cooked Chicken, DEHYDRATED BULK Chunk Style 1/4" Cooked Chicken, DEHYDRATED BULK

50 LB box with polyethylene lined fiber carton

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Beef, Cooked, Powdered DEHYDRATED BULK Beef, Cooked, Powdered DEHYDRATED BULK

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Chicken White Meat Cooked 3/8" Diced FREEZE DRIED BULK Chicken White Meat, Cooked, 3/8" Diced FREEZE DRIED BULK

30.86 lb/14 kg in heat sealed, nitrogen flushed poly-nylon-saran laminated bags in corrugated cartons

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Chicken White Meat Cooked 1/4" Diced FREEZE DRIED BULK Chicken White Meat, Cooked, 1/4" Diced FREEZE DRIED BULK

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Beef, Cooked, 1/4" Diced FREEZE DRIED BULK Beef, Cooked, 1/4" Diced FREEZE DRIED BULK

30.86 lb/14 kg in heat sealed, nitrogen flushed poly-nylon-saran laminated bags in corrugated cartons

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Beef, Cooked, Seasoned, Ground (crumbled) FREEZE DRIED BULK Beef, Cooked, Seasoned, Ground FREEZE DRIED BULK

30.86 lb/14 kg in heat sealed, nitrogen flushed poly-nylon-saran laminated bags in corrugated cartons

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Chicken White Meat Cooked 1/4" Diced FREEZE DRIED BULK Turkey White Meat, Cooked, 1/2" Diced FREEZE DRIED BULK

30.86 lb/14 kg in heat sealed, nitrogen flushed poly-nylon-saran laminated bags in corrugated cartons

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The Technology

Freeze drying is the process of dehydrating frozen foods under a vacuum so the moisture content changes directly from a solid to a gaseous form without having to undergo the intermediate liquid state through sublimation. In this process, the product maintains its original size and shape with a minimum of cell rupture. Removing moisture prevents a product from deteriorating at room temperature.

The process is used for drying and preserving a number of food products, including meats, vegetables, fruits, and instant coffee products.

The dried product will be the same size and shape as the original frozen material and will be found to have excellent stability and convenient reconstitution when placed in water. Freeze dried products will maintain nutrients, color, flavor, and texture often indistinguishable from the original product.

Depending on the product and the packaging environment, freeze dried foods are shelf-stable at room temperature for up to twenty-five years or more, if canned or sealed in a zero gas transmission rate container, and between 3 to 10 years if stored in a quality poly-foil bag container in a proper environment.

The main determinant of degradation is the amount and type of fat content and the degree to which oxygen is kept away from the product.


The Benefits of Freeze-Drying

  • Retains original characteristics of the product, including:
    • color
    • form
    • size
    • taste
    • texture
    • nutrients
  • Reconstitutes to original state when placed in water
  • Shelf stable at room temperature - cold storage not required
  • The weight of the freeze-dried products is reduced by 70 to 90 percent, with no change in volume
  • The product is light weight and easy to handle
  • Shipping costs are reduced because of the light weight and lack of refrigeration
  • Low water activity virtually eliminates microbiological concerns
  • Offers highest quality in a dry product compared to other drying methods
  • Virtually any type of food or ingredient, whether solid or liquid, can be freeze-dried