12Lbs Chubby Freeze Dried Mealworms
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12 Lbs Chubby Freeze Dried Mealworms
A lot of other sellers of dried mealworms describe their mealworms as freeze dried when they are not. The vast majority of the mealworms for sale in the US are microwave dried but are described as freeze dried to either mislead customers or just because the sellers are uneducated in how the mealworms are dried or the differences in the 2 methods. In general freeze dried mealworms are a lot more expensive as the process of freeze drying costs a lot more and takes longer and there are not many producers doing it. It is very easy to tell the difference between freeze dried and microwave dried mealworms, microwave dried look hollow in the middle whereas freeze dried are almost solid and are a lot yellower in colour, please see our comparison pictures.
Freeze drying is a relatively modern process and is done by placing the mealworms on large racks inside a vacuum chamber before lowering the temperature to below freezing , and then slowly raising it again. The water in the food transforms from a solid state to a gas, thereby maintaining the food's structure and preserving its all important nutrients. The main benefits of freeze drying over microwave drying are:
- A longer Shelf Life due to lower moisture content.
- Freeze drying keeps the nutritional value as close to live mealworms as possible - the process keeps the food in a state of suspended animation and so once re-hydrated the mealworms are as fresh and nutritious as they were when they were frozen.
- They are a lot quicker and easier to re-hydrate than microwave dried mealworms and look more lifelike. Re-hydrating them in just cold water for a few minutes is enough.
- If you really don't like live mealworms but prefer to feed them to your animals then freeze dried really are the next best thing.
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Here at Chubby Mealworms we work closely with our trusted suppliers to ensure that our dried mealworms are of the highest quality. As a team, our aim is to provide 100% customer satisfaction which is why we are the number one supplier of dried mealworms. If you want to learn more about where we source our mealworms read here.
12Lbs of Freeze Dried Mealworms come boxed containing 6x high quality resealable bags to keep your mealworms fresh.
Just 100% natural Freeze Dried Mealworms
Typical Analysis - Protein 52%, Fat 30%, Fiber 3.7%, Moisture Max 2%, Ash 4%, Calcium 38.06 mg/100g.
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