This type of packaging process greatly slows down deterioration of food sources by reducing atmospheric oxygen, and creates an anaerobic environment that limits the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungi, and prevents the evaporation of volatile components.
Through this storage method storage times of refrigerated foods, dried foods and frozen foods are extended by creating a hermetic seal similar to the seal that occurs during the canning process.
Wise Food Storage
Vacuum sealing food will change the way you store your food. With just a few easy steps, you can store and have your food last longer than usual. It’s really not a complicated procedure, if you follow the steps I have on this post, you’ll be vacuum sealing your food in no time!
I’ve laid out a quick explanation of how to go about using your vacuum sealer to safely and quickly store your food.
Let’s get started!
Supplies you need for vacuum sealing food:
- vacuum sealer (I use the Foodsaver)
- vacuum sealing bags
- vacuum sealing roll – (to make my own bags)
- food for storage
I’m going to use my vacuum sealer to store my chocolate chia survival bars as well as some beef jerky I made recently.
The chocolate chia survivor bars are small, so I’m going to use one of the small vacuum sealing bags.
Find more on this tutorial for wise food storage using vacuum sealing over at pioneersettler.com.
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On the next page learn how to make a homemade vacuum sealer for longer food storage.