Welcome to our exciting new line of freeze dried food products to offer your pet birds and parrots!
Serve dry or add a little wet fresh fruit/vegetables or water to moisten.
The Vegetable Variety Chop is our basic staple chop recipe. Ingredients vary due to the availability and freshness. We include assorted squash, carrots, zucchini, cauliflower, chard, sweet peppers, peas, kale, broccoli, romaine, and one or two fruits or berries such as apples, pears, strawberries.
Each package is one and three quarter to two cups of freeze dried product, approximately 40-50 grams.
We select Certified Organic Produce from partners who care about your food and our environment. Our produce is delivered to our kitchen 5 times a week, prepped immediately and freeze dried.
**Note, our equipment can only produce a certain amount of product weekly. Plan your orders ahead of time, we are unable to do RUSH orders if product is not prepared. We have a schedule we stick to weekly to meet the high demand. Large bags will be available in the future.
What is freeze drying?
Freeze drying is the process of dehydrating frozen foods under a vacuum so the moisture content changes directly from a solid to a gaseous form without having to undergo the intermediate liquid state through sublimation. In this process, freeze dried food maintains its original size and shape with a minimum of cell rupture. Removing moisture prevents a product from deteriorating at room temperature.
The dried product will be the same size and shape as the original frozen material and will be found to have excellent stability and convenient reconstitution when placed in water. Freeze dried products will maintain nutrients, colour, flavour, and texture often indistinguishable from the original product.
Freeze dried foods are shelf-stable at room temperature for up to twenty-five years or more.
Freeze drying maintains 97% of the nutritional value of the food. Other methods of preservation, such as canning and dehydrating, use high temperatures that destroy much of the food value.