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We've moved to a larger facility to give you even better service.

It's been an exciting and hectic week for us at Diabetes Meals Online and we're thrilled with our new, much larger home which means our customer service is now second to none!

We can now despatch your orders faster (often same day) and we'll never be out of stock again as we have everything in one place - whew.

We've employed more people to help with getting your orders out asap and they are as passionate about quality and customer service as we are - we're a very happy committed team that's growing!

We're also busy tasting new meals, and devising new snacks and desserts. Our range will be changing seasonally and we'll be adding in new meals on a regular basis keeping your menu fresh and updated :)

We've also started updating everything with our new fresh green logo and you'll see this on your packaging and across social media sites.

Our diabetes meals are home delivered, and we'll soon be taking them to supermarkets and speciality stores so stay tuned to find your local stockist.

Thanks for helping us grow! We are 100% committed to making meal time easier (and delicious!).

Our meals are retorted (pressure cooked). Here is some information about retorted meals.

Retorted meals, also known as ready-to-eat meals or shelf-stable meals, are pre-packaged food products that have undergone a special type of heat treatment called retort processing. This process involves sealing food in airtight containers and then heating it to high temperatures to kill harmful microorganisms, bacteria, and enzymes. The resulting meals have a long shelf life without the need for refrigeration or freezing. Here are some benefits of retorted meals:

  1. Convenience: Retorted meals are designed for on-the-go consumption and are ready to eat straight from the packaging. They are convenient for individuals with busy lifestyles, travelers, and those without access to cooking facilities.

  2. Extended Shelf Life: The retort processing method ensures that retorted meals have a significantly longer shelf life compared to fresh or refrigerated foods. This is achieved through the elimination of microorganisms that cause spoilage.

  3. Emergency Preparedness: Retorted meals are often used in emergency situations, such as natural disasters or power outages, where access to fresh food or cooking facilities may be limited. They provide a reliable source of nutrition in times of need.

  4. Variety: Retorted meals come in a wide range of options, including various cuisines and dietary preferences. This allows consumers to choose meals that suit their taste and dietary requirements.

  5. Nutritional Content: Retorted meals are designed to retain their nutritional content and quality throughout their shelf life. This is achieved through careful formulation and processing techniques.

  6. Reduced Food Waste: Because retorted meals have a long shelf life, they can help reduce food waste, as they do not spoil quickly and can be consumed before reaching their expiration date.

  7. Portion Control: The individual packaging of retorted meals provides portion-controlled servings, which can be helpful for managing calorie intake and portion sizes.

  8. Cost-Effective: While the upfront cost of retorted meals may be higher than fresh foods, their extended shelf life can make them cost-effective in the long run, especially when considering reduced food waste and the ability to buy in bulk.

  9. Suitable for Remote Areas: Retorted meals are valuable for remote locations or areas with limited access to fresh food. They provide a convenient and reliable source of nutrition in such settings.

  10. Hygiene and Safety: Retort processing ensures that the meals are safely preserved, reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses that can result from improper food handling and storage.

It's important to note that while retorted meals offer convenience and several benefits, they may vary in terms of taste, texture, and nutritional quality compared to freshly prepared meals. When choosing retorted meals, it's recommended to read the ingredient labels, nutritional information, and look for options that align with your dietary preferences and health goals. Additionally, while retorted meals are safe when properly processed and stored, it's advisable to consume them as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods.

 

 

 

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