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April 10th, 2013

Meal, Ready to Eat

MRE contents You may have heard of MREs, or Meals Ready-to-Eat.  The most frequent users of MREs are members of the military, who eat them while deployed.  They are ideal because they take up very little space and last several years before spoiling. The food is all pre-cooked, put into a plastic pouch, and the pouch is sealed.  Once it’s sealed, it’s heated for sterilization purposes.  Because the food has been sealed and heated, bacteria cannot get in and spoil the food. Each MRE provides around 1,200 calories and can be eaten for up to 21 days straight.  They may not be the most ideal meals, but they do provide nutrition when traditional eating facilities are unavailable. The photo above illustrates what a typical MRE looks like.  ... Read more
Posted by Amber on April 10th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military