It is recommended that most adults get 1.5-2 cups of fruit every day and 2-3 cups of vegetables.  This is also sometimes listed as 3-4 servings of fruit and 4-6 servings of vegetables b/c 1/2 cup is often listed as one serving.

So, what does that mean for dehydrated and freeze dried produce?  Well, the United States Departement of Agriculture says this:

In general, 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or ½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the fruit group.

That is why THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) lists their serving size for most fruits and vegetable as 1/4 cup.  1/4 cup freeze dried = 1/2 cup fresh = 1 serving.

If you were to meet the daily reccommeded amounts using freeze dried produce alone you should have:

  • 3/4 – 1 cup of freeze dried fruit (or 3-4 servings) and
  • 1 – 1.5 cups of freeze dried vegetables (or 4-6 servings)

A #10 can has approximately 12 cups or 48 servings (it varies a bit depending on the product).  So just one can of freeze dried fruit would provide one person with about 14 days worth of servings.  How incredible is that?  2 weeks of fruit on your shelf with a 25 year shelf life.  Even better?  It is as healthy as fresh, but tastes like candy!

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If you are interested in adding produce to your own home grocery store at a discount (5%-45% below retail), you may do so directly on my THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Website.  
As an independent consultant, THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) has authorized me to sell their products at the lowest available price: lower than through THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) directly or any other retailer!