Not just freeze dried food.
Guess what? Freeze drying isn’t only done for food items. While, yes, it is an effective preservation method, enabling one to preserve food for convenience and also for the days—and months—ahead, people seemed to have done more with this technique than just freeze dry food.
Be it for sentimental purposes, or for the sake of collection or for business reasons, people had been freeze drying things other than food. And yes, it can be done! Below are some of those things.
Preserving flowers can take on several forms. Freeze drying them allows the owners to keep their preserved flowers at the state they were in before they were freeze dried.
People often do this for sentimental reasons–if said flowers had been part of an important occasion in their lives. Services for freeze drying flowers are available commercially.
You saw it right–owners who can’t seem to depart from their beloved animal companions can have them freeze dried hours after its death. There are mixed reactions to it, but it’s being done and it’s also available commercially–be it cats, dogs, even wildlife. The result of the process–along with some more modifications done by those offering the service–would be your beloved pet or animal appearing the same as it had been alive.
Unlike freeze drying pets, which one can have the opportunity to still be with their animal companions even in death, the method proposed for freeze drying corpses was meant for the departed to be buried in an ecological way. According to the founder of Promessa, the corpse, hours after its death, would be turned into freeze dried powder, which then would be buried in a smaller plot which would later become compost, and at the wishes of the kin of the deceased, a plant or tree may be planted over it. While many are doubting the validity of this method, it has gained support for its being ecologically friendly.
Placenta and Organs
Placenta–which is the organ that is attached to the womb during pregnancy and allows the passage of blood, oxygen and nutrients to pass from the mother to the unborn child–will also be delivered upon the birth of the child. Some, wanting to benefit from the nutrients still left in the placenta, could have it encapsulated or freeze dried and added to their diet.
Organs–this by the way are animal organs–apparently could be freeze dried and encapsulated, supposedly still retaining the nutrients present in said organs after it has been freeze dried. The description of Dr. Ron’s Ultra Pure encapsulated freeze dried organs quotes Paracelsus, a 16th century physician, who said that “The heart heals the heart, the spleen heals the spleen, like cures like”.
Wait what? Yes, laundry. Some call it “snow bleaching” because whenever white laundry is line dried during winter season, the UV rays which are responsible for whitening and reducing stains, becomes stronger when reflected by snow. This process often saves more energy–especially if done on larger laundry items like quilts and bedsheets–and allows cleaner laundry especially during winter.