Many of the new specialty products are including beans prepared with new processes that greatly improve their adaptability for use in dips and dehydrated main dishes because they're quickly and easily rehydratable.
Oregon Freeze Dry is finding growing demand for its freeze-dried bean ingredients for use in a range of rehydratable end products.
For example some producers are currently experimenting with new product forms such as rehydratable
fruit, products with longer shelf life, items with lower sugar content and variations in product cuts.
The company has kicked off a new 10-item line of rice/bean/vegetable and pasta/vegetable convenience entrees called Spice Islands Quick Meals, rehydratable
and microwave reheatable in their packaging.
The infrared treated oats are quickly rehydratable
because the process gelatinizes the starches.