There are a few different ways civilians can order a case of MREs. One way is to order the full meal MREs, which include everything from the main entree to the plastic-ware and drink mix. They can also order a package that just includes the main entree.
The main part of an MRE meal is called an MRE entree. The entree is packed inside a pouch that's kept inside cardboard box. This box doesn't include the side dish, snacks, drink mixes, and condiments that a full-meal MRE has. It's important to understand the difference before you order a case of MREs.
One of the most common questions people call in and ask about MREs is about the nutrition value of an MRE entree. It's important to keep in mind that all MRE entrees are specifically designed for use by the US Military.
They have been designed to meet the specifications that the Department of Defence requires for food for the US Military, and contrary to what some say, we have the bet fed military in the world.
A typical MRE entree will have anywhere from 250-350 calories. Each entree is very high in carbs, protein, and fats. They are nutritionally balanced for high intensity environments, which is ideal for an emergency.
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