Trek'n Eat Foods

Why are Trek’n Eat meals packed in a nitrogen atmosphere?

Moisture and oxygen will spoil foods and cause them to oxidize. Since the moisture content of freeze-dried and dehydrated foods is very low, the risk of spoilage by moisture is very low. But the oxygen in the pouch must be replaced. This is done by first evacuating the pouch and then filling it with pure nitrogen before it is sealed. Nitrogen accounts for about 79 % of the air we breathe and is entirely safe for foods.

Is there any recyclable pouch?

Of course you find paper pouches that are fairly stable and can be recycled. But on expeditions and trekking tours, food package requirements are high or even extreme. The package must be gastight and airtight in order to protect the food by preventing the nitrogen atmosphere inside the pouch from being replaced by oxygen, moisture from entering, and the food from being exposed to sunlight. We are continuously searching for new materials that satisfy all these requirements.

Why do the filling volumes of Trek’n Eat pouches produce a ready-to-consume meal of around 600 calories?

This has been found to be the right quantity for a single meal on many expeditions and trekking tours. It covers the increased energy consumption during sports activities.

Where are Trek'n Eat products used?

Freeze-dried foods are used around the world by expeditions, sailing voyages and outdoor activities. The most important advantages are: - Weight-savings - Simple preparation - Fuel-savings - Protective packaging - Long shelf-life - Great taste

What separates Trek'n Eat from conventional instant foods?

Trek'n Eat meals are created with quality freeze-dried ingredients, and thus maintain most of the food‘s natural vitamins and minerals. Few flavour enhancers and flavourings are used in the creating of Trek'n Eat foods - this also makes the pot easier to clean. Trek'n Eat foods have a higher calorie count and are packaged in waterproof, expedition-ready containers.

What does „Freeze-dried“ mean?

Freeze-drying is a technical drying process which takes advantage of water‘s unique physical characteristics. In a vacuum chamber, frozen water transforms directly from a solid state into gas (Sublimitation). Freeze-dried meals are made by instantly freezing foods and then drying it in a vacuum chamber. In this manner, the water within the food does not melt; but is removed as steam. All that is required to restore the food is hot water. The light weight, simple preparation and fuel savings have...

How long can I keep Trek'n Eat meals?

Trek’n Eat meals have a shelf life of three years. Oxygen is removed from Trek’n Eat foods and replaced by nitrogen (79% of the air we breathe is nitrogen). This produces a so-called inert atmosphere. The purpose of packaging foods in a nitrogen atmosphere is to prevent oxidation of some of the ingredients contained in the foods. Beef Jerkys have a shelf life of 18 months.