Freeze dryers have great potential in the post-harvest stage in the agricultural industry. For example, they could be used immediately after harvesting fruits and vegetables to preserve their freshness and ensure that consumers have access to quality produce all year round, regardless of the season. Freeze dryers are also used in the production of ultrafine food powders, which have a variety of applications, from ingredients in cooking to nutritional supplements.
Freeze dryers also help produce dehydrated foods that are easy to prepare by simply adding water. These products are increasingly popular with campers, the military and consumers looking for convenience in food preparation.