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Chandler food store could change the way you shop

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CHANDLER, AZ (CBS5) -

It's been called, "the grocery store of tomorrow." A store in Chandler, called FoodWise Food Storage sells dried food.  All you have to do is add water.

Owner Kristi Averett said the food stays good for 10 years in Arizona so it's perfect for storing in your pantry, just in case of an emergency. 

Averett is also proud of the nutritional value of the food.

"Because we found a lot of the foods in the grocery stores are old already, they're two or three weeks old.  The organic food doesn't move as fast as we'd like so it was a real enigma to find organic, fresh food," said Averett.

Averett said she and her husband went on a mission to find food that has all the nutrients but none of the pesticides.

"We found a company here in the United States, that actually buys food from local farmers but before they purchase it, they test it for the presence of any pesticides, ecoli, salmonella, listeria.  They also do single plate counts to make sure there's no fungus or bacteria. And if it passes their rigid chemical analysis, then they go ahead an process it," added Averett.

To process the food, they cut it up, wash it and flash freeze it to minus 80 degrees within two minutes. Averett said they are able to extract almost all of the water, which means you can store it for about 10 years in Arizona.

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