Accession Number : ADD011052

Title :   A Method for Producing Nutritionally Dense Freeze Dried Food Bars.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Berkowitz,D

Report Date : 16 Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A method of producing a nutritionally dense, freeze dried food item usually in bar form in which uncooked food ingredients are mixed together and then cooked until about 40% about 60% of the water content is removed by evaporation. Then the partially dried mixture is formed into the desired shape, then frozen and dehydrated to a moisture level which would produce a shelf-stable product. The freeze dried bars are packaged in impermeable containers. Food bars prepared by this method rehydrate faster and to a greater extent than food bars prepared by processes incorporating a compression step. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Food processing, *Freeze dried foods, Evaporation, Freezing, Dehydration, Packaging, Containers, Permeability, Moisture content

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE