Monday, February 7, 2011

The Pantry: Powdered Foods

What are the most concentrated, space efficient, and versatile foods for you to store? Powdered foods.

Most of us are familiar with powdered milk, but how about powdered butter, sour cream, eggs, tomatoes, and cheese? These are just a few of the powdered foods available to us.

Powdered foods store well, if kept air tight, and they are easy to use. Need tomato sauce, just mix tomato powder and water. Oops, no, the recipe really calls for tomato paste; just add more powdered tomatoes. Add cheese flavor to a casserole with powdered cheese. Make a quick soup by using soup base. The ideas go on and on.

Research has found that during emergencies people have better morale and health if they are eating food that tastes familiar. So, buying powder butter and sour cream may not be just an indulgence, but a necessity.

Powdered foods often come in #10 cans, but you can purchase them in smaller sizes. Buy the smaller packages to see if the powdered food will work for your family.

God bless,

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