There are amazing benefits to buy food vacuum packed or to use a vacuum sealer, including preserving and protecting food for a substantially longer time. At Meat & Meet Market we use the vacuum sealer machine for all our meat products when the meat is cut from the animal, the meat is not in a container but in a bag and vacuum seal then keep in the chiller at 38 degrees farebeat.
Here 7 benefits of vacuum sealing food.
1. Protect from Freezer Burn
Vacuum sealing foods protects them from freezer burn and dehydration. Freezer burn occurs when air comes into contact with water crystals around food. Vacuum sealing helps prevent this by keeping the air out of contact with the food. Freezer burn is not a danger to your health, however, it ruins the taste and texture of the food.
2. Fresher Food for Longer
The lack of air exposure allows for longer preservation and protection in the refrigerator or cabinet as well. Vacuum sealing preserves food by inhibiting the growth of mold, fungus, and bacteria. This is great when buying seasonal items and food that tends to spoil quickly like vegetables, lettuce and meats. It also works for nuts, pasta, crackers, another other pantry items that get soft/stale when exposed to oxygen and moisture in the air.
3. Year-Round Freshness
Another great use of vacuum sealing is to store seasonal items, like tomatoes or berries, for use during the winter time. This way you can have items all year round and they taste wonderfully fresh when out of season.
4. Increase Cabinet Space
Whether in the pantry or in the refrigerator and freezer, space for food can determine what's on hand. By vacuum sealing items and placing them stacked or together on the side, it saves room for more food items like cans and boxes.
5. Improve Taste, Marinating
Another great benefit of vacuum sealing is that it can be used to marinate and season food for added flavor. Add a marinade or seasoning to chicken, fish, or beef and then vacuum seal for a fast, amazing boost in your cooking experience
6. No Chemical Preservation
You can buy fresh and then choose what spices and marinades (or plain) are put into your vacuum sealing. This eliminates unwanted chemicals and preservatives in foods.
7. Quick & Efficient
Having food ready to go by vacuum sealing it into healthy portions or ready-to-go leftover meals, saves you time (and money..and even your waistline).
Next week the article will be on "Freezing meat" and your freezer/chiller. Vacuum sealing the food will help to keep your freezer and chiller in order.
Visit Meat & Meet Market
Visit our market store located at Le Phare Bleu Marina and check out all our vacuum seal products ready to go. We can easily be accessed by car or dinghy. And make sure to get our price list and sign up for our newsletter to hear about our weekly specials, recipes, locally sourced goodies, and much more. Leave your name and email below.