The importance of fruit and vegetables is no longer in question. Whether we are sportsmen or women, it is recommended to consume them on a daily basis. In the form of juices, smoothies or directly consumed, they help us to fill up on vitamins and minerals. In this article, we will focus on outdoor athletes of all kinds, presenting our range of freeze-dried fruit
What is freeze-dried fruit and vegetables?
Food is said to be freeze-dried when it has undergone freeze-drying. Freeze-drying
is a highly advanced technique that allows food to be preserved over the long term after processing. It has proven to be the most efficient and that is why it is so popular.
For a food to be freeze-dried, it must contain water. This is the case with fruit and vegetables. They were frozen for many hours beforehand and then completely dehydrated. After dehydration, they were ground and sealed in compact packaging to keep them fresh for many years.
Our range also includes powdered fruit
. These are easy to use and will help you on a daily basis whether you are a sportsman or not.
What are the advantages of freeze-dried fruit and vegetables for outdoor activities?
Freeze-dried products are specially designed for outdoor activities. First of all, being fruit and vegetables, they complement your diet to allow you to fill up on energy. They are a great way to stay hydrated when you are out in the wild. Since they are freeze-dried, they are easier to transport. In fact, they lose more than 80% of their initial weight.
You can therefore take several packages of freeze-dried fruit and vegetables with you on your expeditions. This is a change from putting the whole fruit in your bag, which takes up a lot of space and weighs a lot.
Freeze-dried fruit and vegetables retain their taste and colour. When rehydrated, you can enjoy the natural colours of your fruit juices or smoothies. You won't have to drink the bland drinks either. Their sweet and pleasant taste is maintained.
Their nutritional value is also retained. You can easily give yourself the energy you need for your expedition. On our website, you will find all kinds of fruit (raspberries, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, etc.) and vegetables (spinach, beetroot, cabbage, etc.) in powder form.
What are the benefits of fruit and vegetables for athletes?
You should already know that fruit and vegetables are very rich in water. They are therefore ideal for staying hydrated during your performance. Remember that during physical effort, you can lose 1 to 3 litres of water (depending on the effort you make). This is a lot of water, which is why you should hydrate
every 20 minutes (according to some dieticians). So fruit and vegetables are your best allies.
These also have a moderate glycemic index. This will help you save energy and stay fit for a long time. Their high fibre content will make you feel full. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals. These are essential to limit fatigue and help you push your limits. They will also help you during the recovery phase.
By consuming vegetable smoothies, you can fill up on calcium, an essential nutrient for bone development.
Daily use of freeze-dried fruit and vegetables
As mentioned above, our fruit and vegetable powders are also useful for non-outdoor use. They will make your daily life easier. Mainly, their ease of preparation. It's a big change from washing and squeezing fruit for long minutes and getting a small amount of juice.
All you have to do is pour a few tablespoons of one of these powders into a container and add cold water. Stir it all up and it's ready. You will save a lot of time in the kitchen. This is a good solution for making a quick juice for a children's snack for example. We would like to point out that our products are 100% natural and organic. They contain no addictives, preservatives or colourings.
If you often find it difficult to get your child to eat his or her vegetables, then freeze-dried vegetables are just what you need. Simply put one or more spoonfuls in a quiche, for example. You can get your child to eat his or her vegetables effortlessly.
You can use your creativity to make healthy and delicious cocktails and smoothies. The ground fruit can be used as a flavouring for yoghurts or cakes.
Some freeze-dried fruits and vegetables
In this section, you can discover our wide range of powdered fruit and vegetables. These are products made by the best brands, including Lyo Food
, which will give you the vitamins and minerals you need for your expedition. We have our favourites:
All three products in the Lyo Powders
range are certified organic and free of industrial products. They have an energy value of over 300 kcal per 100 g. They are easy to prepare. All you have to do is put one or two tablespoons in a container and add water. You can find out more about each preparation by referring to the packaging.
In any case, these are fruit concentrates that you can use in many preparations. Just let your culinary creativity run wild.