Upgrade your MRE’s fruits and veggies with futuristic technology boost

February 16, 2024

TLDR: The Combat Feeding Division of the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command is using vacuum microwave drying technology to improve the quality of fruits and vegetables in Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs). The new technique aims to turn the produce into crunchy snacks rather than vacuum-sealed preservatives. The division is working with a company called BranchOut Foods to develop this technology and hopes to include the upgraded fruits and vegetables in the close combat assault ration. The main goal is to preserve the nutrition and taste of the produce, and the division is also experimenting with enhancing flavors using spices and seasonings.