You might ask….what is the difference between regular dehydrated and freeze-dried for vegetables and fruits?
The answer is that freeze-dried comes back to life once water is added in a matter of minutes. No cooking needed or long sit times. Most freeze dried vegetables and fruits can be eaten in dry state as well – they are crispy, almost like a chip. Space and weight are also advantages – for instance 1 ounce of freeze-dried olives is 5 ounces is equivalent to 5 ounces fresh.
They can cost a bit more but are well worth it! Now I just to need to dream up a recipe with the olives!