Freeze-dried fruit is shelf-stable and has had nearly all moisture removed while preserving flavor and nutrients. It has a light, dry, crispy texture and a robust and powerful fruit flavor. Freeze-dried fruit retains all of its original characteristics, minus the juices. Freeze-drying, also known as lyophilization1, is “a procedure in which water is removed from a product after it has been frozen and placed under a vacuum, allowing the ice to convert directly from solid to vapor without going through a liquid phase,” according to the FDA.
This technique gives the fruit a crisp, fresh-looking shell.