Ways To Vacuum Seal And Store Your Food

Green asparagus sealed in an airtight plastic bag ready for sous vide cooking

Vacuum sealing and storing veggies

Thanks to the new method of vacuum sealing food, you can keep your food fresh for a long term. But you have to keep in your mind that by vacuum sealing it, you will not keep it from spoiling, it is all about how you vacuum seal it. If you do it properly you won’t have to worry about anything, but if you didn’t then don’t expect it to last more then the usual.

Everything in life requires some certain tricks and methods to give you the best results, and vacuum sealers are not an exception. By using some simple tricks and methods you will be able to vacuum seal your products properly without having any difficulties and store them for a very long period of time that will surprise you and satisfy you at the same time.

Some of those methods are:

Vacuum sealing and storing veggies and fruits

Veggies and fruits are an essential foods that we use everyday; so it is very important to vacuum seal them and store them properly whether you want to use them in a small period of time or longer.

For a small period of time: For veggies that you plan to use them soon, you can simply peel them and cut them into the shapes that you want. Place them in some hot water to boil for 2 to 3 min, then remove them and put them directly in cold water with some ice cubes for 2 min. Make sure to dry them before placing them in the bags to vacuum seal them.

For fruits you can simply peel them, slice them and vacuum seal them.

Ps:

› When you pack your veggies or fruits in the bag to vacuum seal them, make sure to leave some extra space; don’t overfill it.

› If you want to use your vacuum sealed and frozen veggies or fruits, you can simply heat them in the microwave.

For a long period of time: If you want to store your veggies or fruits for long period of time, all you have to do is to rinse them well to remove all the dirt from them, dry them with a towel or leave them on a wax paper to dry. Vacuum seal them all the time leaving some extra space before putting them in the freezer.

Vacuum sealing and storing meats and sea foods

beef chicken and salmon in vacuum plastic bagStoring any kinds of meat and sea food is the easiest thing that you can do. So next time you find a sale or a good deal, don’t hesitate to benefit from it. All you have to do is to separate the meat or sea food that you are willing to store into portions and clean them properly. (Vacuum sealed bags of meat stay fresh for 2 to 3 years).

The meat or seafood that you intend to use soon: you can store it in large pieces.

The meat or seafood that you are willing to store for a long period of time: you have to cut them into small, medium or large pieces whatever you like before storing them. Because storing the whole piece for a long time will make it lose its flavor. You will need to freeze them before vacuum sealing them.

Ps:

› Make sure to let the meat dry before packing it.

› You can place add to it a moisture absorber to keep it fresh.

Vacuum sealing jars

When it comes to sealing jars, vacuum sealers are the best. With the new high technologies you don’t have to worry about your jarred foods from spoiling whether it is wine, pickles, vinegar… Just make sure when you want to purchase a vacuum sealer, to choose a model that contain the feature of sealing jars. All you have to do is to stuff whatever you want in a jar and put the lid back without using the seal. Vacuum seal the jar, put the ring back and enjoy.

Tips

→ Don’t forget to write the date and the type on every bag and jar that you vacuum seal.

→ Make sure that your bags are always dry. (If they become wet, they won’t seal properly)

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