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Meat and eggs - Long shelf life

Nowadays we don't need to remind people that meat and eggs are essential for a complete diet. They are important sources of fat and protein. They are particularly important for outdoor enthusiasts, as they provide the nutrients needed to boost performance. Since we are talking about outdoor activities, the meat and eggs on offer have a long shelf life. In this article you can learn more about their benefits for athletes.

Meat and eggs - long shelf life: what is it?

Shelf-stable meat and eggs are nothing more than foods that have undergone freeze-drying. Freeze-drying is a food preservation process that has been developed over a long period of time and has proven to be efficient.

Freeze-drying is a process that consists of first freezing the food and then dehydrating it to remove all the water that it contains. This allows the food to be preserved for many years, even decades. Freeze-drying does not alter the taste or nutritional value of the food. In addition, there is no risk of the food breaking down and forming moulds.

Many foods can be freeze-dried. For a food to be freeze-dried, it must contain water. Thus, with the exception of honey and oil, all foods, including meat and eggs, can be freeze-dried. The long-life meat and eggs we offer are therefore freeze-dried. More specifically, they are whole egg powder and meat, packaged in sachets or cans.

They have :
  • a shelf life of 10 years
  • a shelf life of 15 years
  • a shelf life of 25 years
These are foods that hardy sportsmen and women and outdoor enthusiasts should not do without.

Nutritional benefits of meat for outdoor sportspeople

Meat, alternating with eggs and fish products, combined with vegetables and starchy foods, makes it possible to balance the athlete's diet. We recommend consuming these animal proteins once or twice a day, particularly during training days. The consumption of meat in order to promote good muscle recovery is also strongly recommended.

Meat is a food that is highly enriched in protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B12. Apart from water, protein is one of the nutrients for which meat is most enriched. Animal proteins have the advantage that they are particularly easy to digest and have high biological values. Meat therefore provides your body with all the essential amino acids in the right proportions. It contributes particularly to good muscle growth and maintenance.

Meat provides the body with a large dose of iron and zinc. These minerals are easily absorbed by the body. Iron facilitates the transport of oxygen in the body and improves the metabolism. It should be noted that iron deficiency causes fatigue, which is detrimental to your sporting performance. Zinc is involved in a variety of metabolic processes such as protein synthesis. It is also involved in the regular functioning of the immune system.

Meat is also low in fat. In addition, it is a source of good fat.

Nutritional value of eggs for hikers

Eggs are a very good source of protein, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Like meat, the proteins in eggs are easily absorbed by the body. Moreover, they are evenly distributed between the yolk and the white of the egg.

Eggs are an ideal food for sportsmen and women. While their fat and cholesterol content may seem to tarnish their reputation, their high protein content, combined with vitamins and trace elements, makes a vital contribution to the daily diet. After a hard day's training, eating eggs will help you recover perfectly. This is because the proteins allow cell renewal and the proper functioning of the muscles.

Eggs are also enriched with soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and are an important source of B vitamins. The yolk contains mainly vitamin B12 and the white vitamin B2. All these vitamins are involved in the process of cell division and fat burning.

Advantages of products with a long shelf life

Shelf-stable meats and eggs are one of the essentials that outdoor enthusiasts should add to their travel kit. They can be stored for many years. They can be stored for many years, allowing them to remain self-sufficient during emergencies.

They are packed in cans that are very large and can feed a whole group or family. If you are alone, you will gain about 2 weeks of food with these cans. This type of food does not require any preparation. Just add hot or cold water and wait a few minutes to enjoy.

Rehydrated freeze-dried eggs are perfect for making delicious breakfasts or pastries. Meat is the perfect complement to your savoury meals and provides the energy you need to boost your performance.

In addition, these foods are ultra light and therefore easy to carry in your backpack. Another advantage of freeze-dried food is that it retains its flavour and colour. So don't worry about having to eat unappetising and bland food. They also retain their nutritional value. Once rehydrated, they will regain their original volume. You can enjoy delicious and nutritious meals.

When to eat them?

You can eat eggs before or after exercise. Their high protein content will help you boost your performance and recover properly. Meat can also be eaten after exercise. It has almost the same nutritional value as eggs.

It will allow your muscles to regenerate. You will be able to replenish the reserves that you have used up.

However, it is important to note that overeating meat is dangerous. There is a risk of creating health problems. It is recommended that you only take as much as your body needs.

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