Benefits of vacuum sealing your food
Jun 06,2022 | Sharon
As we all know, vacuum sealing is a very common method of food storage.
On busy weekend nights, it is already difficult to bring a large amount of family-sized food or merchandise from Costco or Sam’s club to your home. Why spend more time preparing vacuum sealers and bags, and divide and vacuum seal the food in packs?
Today, let‘s make a concise and clear answer to this question, as the cornerstone of all subsequent theories of this blog that are coming, just like the bright stars in a clear autumn night.
- To extend the shelf life of your food
The vacuum sealer preserves food by preventing the growth of mold or bacteria. Without oxygen, mold and most bacteria cannot grow.
When you vacuum seal food, the shelf life of the food will be greatly extended. The storage time of vacuum-sealed food is 3 to 5 times longer than that of food stored in plastic containers or bags. The exact storage time of the vacuum-sealed food depends on whether you store it in the refrigerator, freezer or storage room.
Most vacuum-sealed foods can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-3 weeks, which is much longer than the typical 2-5 days of food stored in the refrigerator. The average shelf life of vacuum-sealed frozen food is 2-3 years, while the average shelf life of other storage methods is 6-12 months.
You can save your budget by reducing food waste, especially when you are used to the “family sized” food from Costco or Sam’s Club.
- To better preserve the taste
By keeping the food in an air-tight environment, vacuum sealing keeps the moisture in your food for an extended period of time, allowing you to enjoy food that tastes fresh months after you have stored it. It also prevents the crystals from forming on your food. This crystals can easily deform your food and make them taste like something else, in a nagetive way.
- To prevent freezer burn
Vacuum sealing can prevent food dehydration and frostbite. When external water enters food, frostbite may occur. Vacuum bags prevent food from contacting with air, external water molecules can hardly enter the food, so that large water particles cannot be formed, thereby protecting food from frostbite.
- To save space, organize and track better
Vacuum sealing can achieve efficient and orderly packaging. Vacuum-sealed food takes up less space in the refrigerator or freezer. These packagings also allow you to easily view the status of the stored food. With a board marker, you can track the packaging dates precisely.