Why Freeze-drying is Better Than Dehydration

Most people do not realize the major difference between a dehydrated and a freeze-dried raw meat diet. The outcome is quite similar but the process differs greatly in how the ending product’s nutritional balance has been affected. 

Robert Mueller, Sr. · August 04, 2020

Why Freeze-drying is Better Than Dehydration

Most people do not realize the major difference between a dehydrated and a freeze-dried raw meat diet. The outcome is quite similar but the process differs greatly in how the ending product’s nutritional balance has been affected. 

In retail stores you can find both types of dried versions. If the product has been freeze-dried it possesses significant advantages over a typical heat dried, dehydrated version. The big difference lies in the amount of heat that it takes to accomplish both methods. Dehydrating involves applying heat up to temperatures as high as 155°. However, heating in excess of 118° changes the chemical structure and properties of the protein molecule. Thus, the major advantage of freeze-drying is the ability of removing the moisture and preserving the nutrients without the application of high heat.

Freeze-drying instead of dehydration offers a better list of advantages:

  • Longer shelf life 
  • Very lightweight
  • Low in moisture 
  • Reconstitutes quickly 
  • The best way to dry raw meat products
  • Often tastes better than dehydrated
  • Retains the original shape, texture, and color after reconstitution 

BARF® specializes in the delivery of quality, unprocessed meat diets for pets.  Without question, our Freeze Dried diets are great options for people who do not have the freezer space to store our frozen diets. Another bonus is that our freeze-dried products offer an exceptional advantage to people who are traveling with their pet. In addition, when offered as a treat, it is the safest way to preserve the nutritional integrity of our frozen raw meat diets. Finally, our Freeze Dried diets can be shipped without a cooler or dry ice.   

Contact any of our pet food specialists at 1-866-282-2273 (BARF®) or at info@BARFworld.com if you have any questions about the benefits of our BARF® World Freeze-Dried diets!

Raw Food Tip:

IT’S VERSATILE!  The ease of preparation and delicious taste makes the BARF® Freeze-Dried Nuggets perfect for everyday healthy meals, snacks or to store for long-term later use. It’s “survival food” for your pet with an 18- month shelf life.  It’s a nutritious treat (great for training) or a full meal companion.  It may be fed either dry or reconstituted or used as a supplement with other low quality food like kibble, to improve the nutritional value.

- The BARF World Team

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Robert Mueller, Sr.

Robert Mueller, Sr.

Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF Diets® patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF®) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. To receive more articles like these in your email inbox,click here to sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” weekly e-zine absolutely FREE!

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"BARF®" is our acronym that means Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It is a complete and carefully balanced blend of raw meat, fruits, vegetables and bone. Our formula mimics what nature has designed our pet's to thrive on in the wild. The result is a pet free of allergies, digestive problems, and full of life!