Accession Number:

AD0606178

Title:

COMPRESSED DEHYDRATED SUBSISTENCE, GREAT BRITAIN

Descriptive Note:

Foreign material subsistence test rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SUBSISTENCE AND SUPPLY CENTER CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-07-27

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Six 6 compressed dehydrated subsistence items in triplicate were provided the Quartermaster Food and Container Institute for the Armed Forces by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Great Britain. The Simplified Food Logistics Program of the QMF and CI has been directing its efforts toward military subsistence items which are varied, palatable, nutritious, high in caloric density, economical in cube, light in weight, easily and quickly prepared, stable in storage under varying conditions of time, temperature and humidity, and packaged in flexible packaging material. QMF and CI efforts have been directed toward air and freeze-dried products. Although many foods lose much of their bulk on dehydration, many of them have the same or nearly the same cube after drying. British research and development has paralleled that of the QMF and CI but has gone a step further to compress their dried foods. With the exception of the broad beans, unfamiliar to the U. S. diet, and the rutabagas, not common in the general U. S. diet, the items could be incorporated into U. S. rations with fair to good acceptability.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE