Have any of you heard of, seen, tasted products from the company that makes “Just Corn”, “Just Apples”, “Just…(place the fruit or veg of your choice here)”? They are flash freeze dried. Would flash freeze dried be considered raw? I saw the Just Corn and thought it might be good to grind up into a meal, but if it is not raw, I obviously don’t want to use it. Has anybody had any experience with this?
I’m not sure if it’s raw or not…freeze-dried would imply to me that it isn’t heated, but I’m not sure how freeze-drying affects the life force.
However, since I do use frozen fruits in smoothies, I also use Hot Just Veggies (sparingly) as a salad topping. It’s actually quite good.
Is there a phone number for contact? I’ll just call if I can’t tell by the packaging. I believe with freeze drying they put a vacuum on the substance as the freeze and it pulls the water out.However you can’t tell by what they say if it is blanched first.
This company also has a website. They are at http://www.justtomatoes.com They do have some information about their process and perhaps you could email for more information if what you’re looking for isn’t readily available on their site.
i have eaten their products and i really like them. I use them very sparingly as I prefer to get things fresh, and eat my fruits and veggies in their natural form, but every once in a while thats impossible and having something like that on hand in my desk drawer can help stave of something horrible like a trip to the snack machine!
O.K. people, I got an email back from the company yesterday. Here is the response that they gave me regarding temperatures, etc.:
Our products are not blanched prior to drying. The heat is not above
90 degrees in the freeze drying process.”
- Melissa Carmo