Freeze-dried strawberries refer to the process of freezing and vacuum-drying fresh strawberries to remove the water in them, so as to make dried strawberries. Compared with ordinary dried fruits, freeze-dried strawberries are welcomed by many people because they retain most of the natural nutrients and taste of strawberries. Freeze-dried strawberries can be eaten as snacks, and can also be used to make various desserts such as cakes, pastries, ice cream, etc., and can also be used as ingredients for juices, milkshakes, salads, etc.
The process of producing freeze-dried strawberries is roughly divided into the following steps:
① Picking: Select ripe strawberries, wash and remove leaves and stems.
② Slicing: Slice the strawberries into thin slices for better freeze-drying.
③ Pretreatment: Strawberry slices are briefly soaked in hot water or steamed to destroy enzymes in strawberry cells and prevent oxidation and color changes.
④ Freezing: Put the processed strawberry slices into the refrigerator or freezer for freezing for subsequent freeze-drying.
④ Freeze-drying: Put the frozen strawberry slices into a freeze-dryer for freeze-drying. During this process, temperature, pressure and time need to be controlled to ensure the quality and taste of strawberries.
⑤ Packaging: Put the freeze-dried strawberries in a sealed bag to prevent moisture and oxidation, and store them for a longer time.
Compared with fresh strawberries and ordinary dried fruits, freeze-dried strawberries have the following advantages:
① Retain the nutrients of strawberries: During the production process of freeze-dried strawberries, the moisture is removed from strawberries by low-temperature freezing and vacuum drying, so it retains the nutrients such as vitamin C, dietary fiber, and minerals of strawberries, which is relatively Healthier than regular dried fruit.
② Maintain the taste and taste of strawberries: Since freeze-dried strawberries retain the original shape and structure of strawberries during the production process, the taste and taste are close to those of fresh strawberries, and they are more chewy and mouthfeel, compared with ordinary dried fruits. appetite.
③ Easy to store and carry: Freeze-dried strawberries remove moisture during the production process, so they are light in weight and volume, easy to carry and store, and can be used as healthy snacks when outdoor sports, travel, work or school.
④ Extending the shelf life of strawberries: Freeze-dried strawberries are dehydrated during the production process, thereby slowing down the spoilage of strawberries, extending the shelf life of strawberries, and enjoying the deliciousness of strawberries for a longer time.
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