AlpineAire Foods Gourmet Reserves Black Bart Chili with Beans — 36 oz

AlpineAire Foods Gourmet Reserves Black Bart Chili with Beans — 36 oz

  • AlpineAire foods has been producing quality freeze-dried, dehydrated and ready-to-eat instant meals, side dishes, breakfasts, soups and desserts for over 21 years
  • AlpineAire Foods

AlpineAire foods has been producing quality freeze-dried, dehydrated and ready-to-eat instant meals, side dishes, breakfasts, soups and desserts for over 21 years. These foods are all natural and retain over 98% of the nutritional content, 100% of the fiber, and have an extendable shelf life. AlpineAire foods are the lightest, tastiest, and easiest to prepare food for any occasion, whether it be camping, backpacking, hunting, or long-term food storage. They have a shelf life of up to 15 years! Food systems are available in 100%, 75%, or 50% no cook options.The Gourmet Reserves product line was developed in 1989 to address the needs for emergency preparedness. Gourmet Reserves is suited to meet the needs of individuals or organizations that desire to be self-sufficient during a situation where normal food supplies are not readily available. We use our familiar, great tasting pouch recipes as well as everyday staples that are practical and easily incorporated into the daily diet. The food systems are formulated to sustain one person for a variety of months and or years. All systems are assembled to supply both long and short-term food storage needs.Our exclusive “just-add-water” Gourmet Supreme is easy to prepare with no cooking required. Items featured include, “eat-as-is” or just add hot and/or cold water for re-hydrating.All system and individual items are packaged in #10 cans (approximately one gallon) or #2 1/2 cans (approximately one quart). Our cans are constructed of heavy-gauge steel with food grade enamel coating on the inside. A “state of the art” oxygen absorber is placed in each can to insure the very best shelf-life. All systems will also come with 1 plastic lid per item at no cost. Many Gourmet Reserves entrees require no cooking, simply add hot water. Sauces and seasonings are included and pre-measured. Compare cost. With Gourmet Reserves you are getting full food value. Serving sizes are …

AlpineAire Foods Bananas Foster 4 oz

  • 2 – Servings
  • Hot Dessert
  • Prepare right in the pouch.
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free

All it’s missing is the Vanilla Ice Cream.Freeze-dried sliced bananas, brown sugar, butter powder [butter (cream, salt), skim milk, natural flavor, annatto vegetable color], modified food starch, [corn syrup solids and natural flavor (lemon juice solids)], [corn syrup solids and natural flavor (orange juice solids)], vanilla powder [extractives of vanilla beans, vegetable extracts, dextrose, silicon dioxide], cinnamon.

Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the food last?
Most products have a 3-5 year shelf life under proper conditions. Products containing shrimp, tuna, brown rice, nuts, and dairy products have a shelf life of one to two years.

What are proper storage conditions?
The best is a cool, dry environment for our products. The cooler the better. High heat that occurs in a garage or the trunk of a car is not good for these products.

How does AlpineAire Foods extend the shelf life of food?
By using freeze-dried and dehydrated ingredients, most of the water is removed from the item. Each product contains an oxygen absorber, which is iron oxide pellets. Iron oxide attacks the head-space oxygen remaining in the pouch once the pouch has been sealed. Oxygen has moisture so the absorber collects the oxygen and thus slows down the oxidation process that can occur. Oxidation leads to rancidity.

Is the oxygen absorber harmful?
No, it is not harmful, but do not use it as a spice packet. It tastes awful.

What is freeze drying?
Freeze drying is a process used for instant or quick rehydration of certain dried foods. The first step in freeze drying is to rapidly freeze the food. The water content, now frozen, is turned directly into a gas and withdrawn from the food during the next steps, vacuum and low-heat, thus avoiding the shrinkage. Many of AlpineAire’s products are custom freeze dried to suit strict quality requirements. Freeze-dried products include grains, beans, fruits, meats, seafood, pastas, vegetables, and eggs. Using this process, 98% of the moisture is removed.

Key advantages of freeze-dried products include:

  • The original taste and nutritional value of the food is retained due to very low heat temperature that is used.
  • Foods are quick and easy to prepare.
  • There’s no waste.
  • It’s an ideal method for maintaining flavors of meat, poultry, and fish.
  • Extends the shelf life of the product.
  • No preservatives are necessary.
  • Results in a super-lightweight, compact product.
  • A wide variety of foods are available.
  • Use hot or cold water to rehydrate.

What is dehydration?
The standard method of dehydrating vegetables and spices is to place the items on a conveyor belt and run them through an oven at a high temperature for a relatively short time. About 90 to 95% of the moisture is removed.

Some vegetables are more suited to this form of drying than others. This means that with the addition of water, the product rehydrates back to its original state more easily. Preferable items include: onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, celery, carrots and mushrooms. Dehydrated items such as peas, corn, and green beans do not rehydrate as well as freeze-dried.

What are proper storage techniques?
It is crucial that you store food properly:

  • Avoid exposure to heat and moisture; make sure foods are not accessible to insects or animals.
  • Never store food directly on the ground or on concrete floors–moisture can build up inside containers.
  • Avoid such storage places that experience temperature build-up such as attics, garages, or car trunks. Ideally, storage should not exceed room temperature for extended periods.
  • Store in a location that’s accessible so that periodic inspections are easy and you can rotate supplies.
  • Avoid excessive and rough handling of pouch and canned foods.

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