My Thoughts on Freeze Dried Raspberries
Freeze dried raspberries were the first freeze dried fruit I ever tried. I remember being so impressed with how real they looked. They were little raspberries that were so dry I could crush them in my hand. The flavor was so strong! I was hooked and started ordering more freeze dried fruits.
The raspberries are still up there on the list of my favorite freeze dried fruits. They are great dry as a snack. They are great hydrated in smoothies and sauces and I use them to make a fabulous raspberry honey butter.
Crush to a powder
If you would like to use them in a sauce, crush them to a powder before hydrating them. Your sauce will turn out much smoother this way.
Use less than you think
The flavor is strong! If you want to add just a bit of raspberry flavor to your lemonade, sauce, or smoothies, I suggest adding a little less than you think you will need and then tasting it before adding more.
Keep the lid on!
If you live in a humid area and want to make the best use of your raspberries (and other fruit actually), I suggest keeping the lid on the #10 can of raspberries. They hydrate quickly in humid weather and you won’t be able to use them as effectively. I suggest purchasing a pantry can to eat / cook out of. Then, just refill your pantry can a few times from your #10 can.
|I store and use THRIVE Freeze Dried Raspberries As such, everything else I mention below will be about THRIVE Freeze Dried Raspberries.
Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.