Freeze Dried Rice Cake : Space Food For Astronauts

We are mostly eager to know about the new recipes happening around us in relatives , friends house or in the online media. 

But have you ever thought of the space food astronauts eat to survive in the space station. 

According to rice manufacturers in India, freeze dried rice cakes are used by astronauts for a meal. In youtube channels we can watch the videos how they prepare the rice cakes  for their routine meals.

How to eat freeze dried rice cakes?

The freeze dried rice cakes appear as medium sized white cubes and they need less preparation , you can hydrate them and eat them with other dishes food pastes.

Popular space foods 

The foods which survive in the microgravity environment are only allowed into space for eating. So many of the food we eat in our home earth cannot be enjoyed as tasty and  spicy in space stations.

Rice manufacturers in India, says that astronauts are experimenting the possibilities of growing rice and other seeds in the space station itself. Some of the countries like China are developing the solution for food scarcity in space.

manufacturers in India, says that astronauts are experimenting the possibilities of growing rice and other seeds in the space station itself. Some of the countries like China are developing the solution for food scarcity in space.

Here are some of the popular space foods

  • Yogurt
  • Chicken Soup
  • Tortillas
  • Shrimp
  • Hot Sauce
  • Candy Coated Chocolates
  • Dried Fruits and Vegetables
  • Japanese Takeout
  • Sweedish Meatballs

NASA is planning to implement hydroponics system for space farming, including growing of crops like rice , cabbage, spinach , peanuts , soybeans , fruits etc.


hydroponics system for space farming

See how lucky we all are to eat any food we want on Earth without any problem of floating?

So never waste our daily food , as many are not fortunate enough to have a good meal just because of microgravity even if they have all the technologies and facilities around them.