A freeze dryer is a machine that helps you preserve food by removing as much moisture content and while retaining its physical characteristics. In effect, you get a longer storage life without altering any flavors.
Freeze drying changes the way you do preservation for long-term storage. Unlike other preservation techniques, freeze-drying allows you to maintain all the nutrients while preserving your food for long periods. It’s a better option than canning, as there are no alterations to the taste of your food. Now, freeze-drying isn’t just for food. It’s also a technique used in drying and curing cannabis. What takes weeks to months can be cut short to as few as 24 hours.
Using a freeze dryer offers a lot of benefits. For one, nutrients are retained in your food, with no alteration in the taste. Imagine having vegetables and fruits ready for consumption without compromising their nutritional value. Unlike dehydrating food, freeze-drying maintains the appearance of your food. They look more appetizing, especially with the strong aroma of these foods. Even better, you can turn your freeze-dried food into powder for cooking.
Cannabis growers will also greatly benefit from using freeze dryers to cure their buds. For one, you can have cured buds in days instead of weeks. You save on space, as you don’t need a dedicated room to dry and cure your buds for long periods.
If you like making bubble hash, a freeze-dryer quickly removes the moisture, which takes days to dry. By freeze drying, you let your hash dry faster and in a more controlled environment, which retains flavor qualities. And because the environment is controlled and done faster, you can use these dried buds and hash to extract high-quality live rosin.