Improving your food storage skills: Vacuum Sealing Food Benefits?
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When I was young, I remember food storage was a hot topic in my household. Never being a family to waste one single solitary bit of anything, we wanted to always make sure that all the food from the garden, the butcher, and the grocery was stored in the proper manner. In fact, this was what my grandma’s kitchen set up looked like, there was a huge refrigerator and freezer pair.
Grandma also had a root cellar where she stored apples (my grandfather had an orchard) and what seemed like a zillion canning jars! My mother had a similar set-up with the full freezer in a back room. The issue with this method of food storage was that, sometimes, by the time they got through the 1/2 of beef or quarts of frozen blueberries and strawberries, the food had gone bad from freezer burn. What a waste!
Vacuum Sealing– How it works
Vacuum Sealing is a not a new food storage method but the methods of vacuum sealing just keep improving. In fact, Ziploc® Vacuum Sealer System has just developed a new line that is sleek, easy, affordable, and can really save you money. (Psst: Get your exclusive coupon HERE!) The Ziploc®Brand Vacuum Sealer System has specially designed Ziploc® Brand vacuum sealing bags and rolls. Just store food or valuables in any sized or customized bags and insert into the vacuum sealer machine — the first thing that the sealer will do is to begin removing the air from the bag. The plastic of the sealing bag will create a second “skin” over the contents.
The bag is then sealed with a specially designed heated seal bar. The heated surface presses the bag closed, applying sufficient heat to slightly melt the plastic of the bag at the point where the heated surface is applied. This melting creates an airtight seal that can’t simply be pulled apart. Once a Ziploc® Brand vacuum sealing bag has been sealed, the only way to reopen the bag is to cut it open beneath the seal.
The Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System removes the air from their specially-designed bags to provide a tough barrier layer on the outside, to keep all of your food fresh on the inside. Obviously, proper refrigeration and freezing methods still need to be employed.
The Ziploc®Brand Vacuum Sealing System provides vacuum sealing food benefits
Benefits of vacuum sealing for food storage with the Ziploc®Brand Vacuum Sealing System include:
- Extends the shelf life up to 5 times by removing the air that normally would react with the contents to spoil them
- Slows growth of spoilage bacteria and keeps out mold and mildew
- Maintains the moisture content of foods and prevents freezer burn
- Keeps moisture away from items that must be stored dry
- In the freezer, vacuum sealing is great for storing expensive meats and fish
- In the refrigerator, keep hard cheeses at their best for a few months
- In the pantry, keep homemade cookies oven-fresh for 3-6 weeks