20 March 2012

03.20

As with dehydrating, sun-drying, and roasting, freeze-drying amplifies a fruit's natural sugars. These unsweetened, unsulfered, freeze-dried grapes I recently purchased are like crunchy grapes with the intense sweetness of raisins. The novel combination of flavors and textures is strangely appealing, albeit in small doses.

5 comments:

  1. You can freeze-dry fruit at home? Without special equipment?

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  2. These are store-bought, freeze-dried grapes (found them among the other dried fruit, berries, nuts, etc.). I don't know whether one can freeze-dry fruit at home, but it would certainly be an interesting experiment!

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  3. Loveforfood3/20/12, 9:34 PM

    What gorgeous pics you took of the food. Looks insanely delicious!

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  4. Nice! May I ask where you purchase the freeze-dried grapes? I don't think I've ever seen them before, maybe because I wasn't looking for them. :-)

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  5. I think they're a fairly new item at Trader Joe's, which is the only place I've seen them. The freeze-dried raspberries and mandarin slices are on my list to try soon, too.

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