Packaging and Processing

Advantages to Vacuum Sealing your Food

Owning a professional vacuum sealer allows you to eliminate air from your packages, but what exactly does this mean and what advantages can this bring to your food and your kitchen? In what good or bad ways does it affect the sealed food? Let’s find out below:

Extended period of freshness:

From liquids like soup and curry to semi-solids like cheese and solids like crisp chips and meat, vacuum sealers greatly enhance the shelf life of which ever product you pack. Shelf life of different foods is typically increased to about 6–8 times, whereas no adverse effect on quality or taste has to be experienced. Vacuum sealed soups taste just like they are freshly prepared even after weeks of being stored in a freezing compartment. The best part is that there is no need to add any kind of chemical preservatives to prolong food life. Just vacuum sealing is enough to deal with it.

Costing less time and money:

Preserving food means food doesn’t get spoiled for prolonged time hence, less food is wasted, cutting down cost of living. Furthermore, vacuum sealing allows you to buy your supplies in bulk at a cheaper cost, dividing it into size-able portions and then sealing them up. The portions can then be opened, put into a pot and cooked right away; instant dinner is served. Spices can be sealed up along with the food and this becomes a perfect method of directly marinating your food, while keeping all of the delicious flavor and moisture intact.

Protection from external environment:

Since vacuum sealing extracts all air out and forms a layer of vacuum inside the bag, food is saved from bacteria, mould, dehydration and freezer burns. Food preserved in traditional ways is always at risk of spoilage due to one of the above stated reasons. All the moisture is preserved within food as well, which means succulent foods will still taste juicy, whenever you decide to open then up.

Easier storage:

Since food is sealed up into small packets, it is a lot easier to handle, organize and store them in your freezer. Sealed packets, jars or containers can be fitted more smartly into the freezer, saving up space and making it easier to organize your stuff inside the freezer.

Storing and resealing leftovers:

Vacuum sealers make it easy to preserve leftover food, instead of wasting it. Instead of throwing remaining food or having to eat it within a day or two, you can vacuum seal it and keep it for weeks or even months. Vacuum sealers can also be used to re-seal previously sealed things, such as sealing up a quarter left bag of crispy chips, an open bag of rice, a packet of crackers or any other thing you might want to save for later usage.

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