90 Miles From Tyranny : The missing link in your storable food strategy: Where are all the fruits that provide essential nutrients to keep you alive?

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The missing link in your storable food strategy: Where are all the fruits that provide essential nutrients to keep you alive?

(NaturalNews) I don't know if you can feel it too, but there's a lot of cultural tension in the air these days. Many people believe things are on the verge of snapping, causing possible riots (the Zimmerman trial
verdict), bank closures (bond market implosion) or another martial law scenario (like the Boston bombing).

Whatever happens, we want you to be safe and self-reliant. Stocking up on storable organic foods is one of the best investments you can make in your health and survivability during any possible disruptions (including hurricanes and natural disasters).

But most people have a huge gap in their food storage strategy: They're stocked up on bulk grains like corn and wheat, but they've left out stored fruit. That's a huge mistake because while grains provide bulk calories to keep you alive, fruit provides the natural nutritional compounds that keep you healthy and support your eyes, brain, liver, heart and virtually all biological functions*.

Even though fruit is extremely important, it's very difficult to store

The reason most storable food companies focus on soy, wheat and corn (and all their derivatives including hydrolyzed vegetable protein) is because these are "dead starches" that have a super long shelf life.

And they're great for providing the bulk calories you need to say warm in the winter, for example, but they're dead, processed, nutrient-depleted foods that you can't live on forever. If you try to live on just soy, wheat and corn for very long, you'll suffer severe nutritional deficiencies and start to experience brain fog, immune suppression, eyesight problems and weakened organs throughout your body (including liver, kidneys and heart). This makes you susceptible to all the diseases that run rampant during hard times, including possible bioweapons or viral pandemics.

If you want to stay alive for very long, your diet needs nutrients that only come from fruit.

But regular dried fruit doesn't store very well, and it doesn't taste very good either. The only way to store fruit so that it taste fantastic while retaining nearly all its nutrients (which are delicate molecules) is through freeze-drying.

Freeze-dried fruits need to be part of your preparedness plans

For the last several years, I've searched across the food industry to try to find freeze-dried, certified-organic, non-China, "clean" fruits available in a ...
long-term storable format.

They were nowhere to be found! Nobody offered them. Not a single company.

So I decided we would do it ourselves. (And we did!)

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041119_storable_foods_freeze-dried_fruits_emergency_preparedness.html#ixzz2YeAm2vyH


Knucklehead said...

You are correct and thank you for this link. I would not discourage people, however, from keeping a reasonable supply of "standard" dry fruits (raisins, craisins, apples, banana chips, etc) in their regular stores rotation. Sealed and kept in relative coolness and darkness these store for months if not a year or more. If you can refrigerate or, better yet, freeze some that is even better.

Perhaps not useful for the armegeddon, SHTF, TEOTHWAWKI prepping, but getting through the first 3-6 months, or even just hunkering down for 3 or 4 weeks, dried fruits are a very good choice.

Knucklehead said...

I had intended to include this link with my previous comment:


Gromit said...

My major concern for long term storage is not going to be "organic" as my stomach does not care about the provenance of the soil used to grow the stuff. The "O" label tends to drive up price, lowering the amount I can store, and thus have on hand in a disaster. I'd rather live longer day to day, than worry about the "organic" certification of freeze dried fruit.


Knucklehead said...

Then Costco is a good source for freeze-dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables. The overall point, I think, is that it might be a good idea to add some fruits to your preparations. Can 'em as preserves, dry 'em yourself, buy them, whatever, but have some on hand.