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Are THRIVE foods ripened naturally in the field or picked green and artificially ripened?

Most grocery store produce is picked before it is fully ripe, and then ripens during transportation, in the store, or on our countertops at home. THRIVE freeze dried fruits and vegetables are allowed to ripen naturally in the field and are picked at the peak of freshness. They are then washed thoroughly and Individually Quick Frozen (meaning the individual pieces are frozen separately rather than in clumps) the same day they are picked, and within 2 to 3 hours in most cases. This is how THRIVE foods maintain their fresh taste and flavor through the freeze drying process.