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.

Freeze-Dried Fruits and Vegetables’ Serving Sizes

So, what does that mean for dehydrated and freeze-dried produce?  Well, the United States Department 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 its serving size for most fruits and vegetables as 1/4 cup.  1/4 cup freeze-dried = 1/2 cup fresh = 1 serving.

If you were to meet the daily recommended 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 have approximately 12 cups or 48 servings (it varies a bit depending on the product).  So just one can of freeze-dried fruit provides 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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Where to Purchase Freeze-Dried Products

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!