VACUUM SEALER BAGS AND POUCHES
WHAT ARE VACUUM SEALER BAGS AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
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.
Vacuum Sealing Bags and Pouches are specifically designed for use with Vacuum Sealer Bag Machines.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF VACUUM SEALING YOUR FOOD IN VACUUM BAGS AND POUCHES?
Packing and storing with the use of vacuum sealer bags is the best method of protecting food against external factors. It is a convenient and economical method. Vacuum packaging of food allows it to be closed in a tight package, from which air is sucked. The amount of oxygen inside is therefore kept to a minimum. The food product is packed in bags, in which the pressure is changed. It is by reducing the amount of oxygen and increasing the level of carbon dioxide. The packages are then hermetically sealed. In the past, this type of food packaging was intended for industrial purposes. However, nowadays, this type of food packaging is very popular in restaurants, cafes, food preparation areas as well as households. Products stored in this way retain their nutritional properties and freshness, even up to five times longer than without vacuum packaging. Thanks to vacuum packaging, food is protected against bacteria, microbes, dirt and insects. This type of food storage not only saves money but also prevents food waste.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF FOODS THAT CAN BE VACUUM SEAL PACKAGED?
Almost anything can be vacuum-packed. Not only standard products such as raw vegetables, cooked vegetables, fruit, bread, meat, cheese and sliced meat. Interestingly, you can even vacuum pack whole ready meals, cakes, sauces or liquids such as wine. Products such as coffee, tea, pasta and rice have the longest shelf life. They can be stored vacuum packed for up to 12 months without fear! Fish, cold meats or vacuum-packed meat can also have similar edibility. Provided that you put them in the freezer. Additionally, it is worth knowing that vacuum packaging can be used for marinating meat or fish. The lack of air makes the spices penetrate the meat with their taste and aroma much faster.
WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER WHEN BUYING VACUUM SEALER BAGS?
The most popular is vacuum packing in foil or plastic bags. For this purpose, you need a vacuum sealer (packing machine) with the function of pumping out air. If you are using foil, measure out the needed piece from the roll and weld one edge. Place the selected product inside and put the other side of the foil or bag into the packing machine, which sucks up oxygen and seals the package. You can also use ready-made vacuum sealer bags, which are available in a variety of sizes.
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Some of them are equipped with special tapes to absorb excess liquid, especially useful for packing meat. It is worth reaching for foil and bags that can be placed in the microwave or used in sous-vide cooking, which consists in cooking hermetic
ally packed products for a long time at a low temperature. This technique, popular with French chefs, is valued for its aroma, taste and juiciness.
It is very important that the vacuum sealer bags are BPA free. It is this compound that affects the level of hormones in our body and contributes to the development of certain diseases. Therefore, it should be avoided. An important parameter is the thickness of the foil from which the vacuum sealer bags are made. Therefore, before buying, think about what products you will store in them. If it is tough meat, the thickness of the bag should be solid. Thicker bags should be selected for products that will be stored for a very long time or for those that spoil quickly. The greater the thickness of the bag, the better the barrier properties. The material from which the bags are made should be uniform, free of streaks and discolouration, preferably if it comes from a reputable manufacturer. The seals of the bag must be strong, preferably all of the same widths.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY VACUUM SEALER BAGS AND POUCHES?
Trugrade has a full range of Vacuum sealer bags and pouches, these can be purchased either both in online or through our network of distributors. Trugrade offers many different vacuum sealer bags in various sizes and made of various materials. Remember to always choose these PBA free. It is also good to choose vacuum sealer bags that work with all other types of external food vacuum bag sealers.
IS IT WORTH USING VACUUM SEALER BAGS?
Vacuum packing should be used in every kitchen. In this way, the shelf life of the food can easily be influenced. You can put virtually anything in vacuum packs, except for some cruciferous vegetables. Vacuum-packed food has a longer shelf life. At the same time, it does not lose its nutritional value. Vacuum packing is also possible for ready meals. Meals stored in this way can be kept in the refrigerator for longer. They are still fresh, aromatic and juicy when opened. As you can see, using vacuum bags can save you both time and money. First, you can plan and prepare your meals in advance. This is especially useful for large families or people who work or travel a lot. The vacuum packaging method is also ideal for menu planning by people who are on a diet. Second, you will be throwing away significantly less food. It will be possible to use the leftovers. Vegetables and fruits will also stay fresh longer, so you can eat them before they go bad. The use of vacuum bags for food has another very important advantage. Thanks to them, you will keep order in the pantry and refrigerator. Vacuum-packed food takes up much less space than normal. This way you can fit more supplies. Additionally, food packed in this way is well sorted. You always know how many products you have at your disposal. Moreover, food in vacuum bags does not emit odours to the outside. Therefore, you do not have to worry that the vegetables will dissipate with the smell of fish, etc. It is an ideal solution for people who like expressive flavours. Some products are characterized by the fact that although they are delicious, their aromas are sometimes too intense. This is the case, for example, with various cheeses, fish and cold cuts.Vacuum Sealer Bags Blog
IS VACUUM SEALER PACKED FOOD HEALTHY?
As mentioned above, vacuum food packaging saves a lot of time and money. However, can you be sure that the food stored in this way is healthy? The answer is yes if properly cared for. First, the vacuum bags you buy must be made in a manner that is safe for your health. It is also important to suck the air out and weld the edges. If the air remains inside, the food will go bad. Food can also be adversely affected by improper storage. For example, exposure of such products to sunlight will also lead to their spoilage. If you do everything correctly, you won’t have to worry about your health. Moreover, you will take care of them by eating food that has retained its properties. Also, remember to sign the food you will keep longer. The date of packing should appear on such a label. Thanks to this, you will always be sure that the product is still suitable for consumption. Also, do not forget that life is different, and even food that seemed well packaged to you can spoil. So be sure to check the smell of food before you eat it.
Using vacuum bags is very simple. It is enough to read the instructions carefully once to carry out this activity calmly. It is worth investing in this method of food packaging because you can gain a lot from it.
ARE THERE FOODS THAT SHOULD NOT BE VACUUM SEALED?
There are a few foods that are not to be used in vacuum sealers because of several factors.
Due to their natural ripening process, fresh mushrooms may decay faster if vacuum sealed. Cooked mushrooms will vacuum-seal perfectly though!
Vacuum sealing fresh bananas can actually increase their ripening time. But it is perfectly safe and easy to vacuum-seal bananas once they are peeled and frozen.
Raw Garlic & Onion
These food products produce a natural gas that may result in a loss in the vacuum which can leave them vulnerable to becoming spoiled.
It is perfectly safe to vacuum-seal hard cheeses, but soft cheeses such as blue cheese, brie, camembert, ricotta, and other soft and unpasteurized cheeses, can actually produce mould faster in a vacuum than in regular air.
Freshly Cooked Vegetables
Hot steam from cooking or steaming vegetables may cause a loss in a vacuum. So it is crucial to first let your hot vegetables come to room temperature before vacuum-sealing.
Apples will need to first be sliced before vacuum sealing. It is also recommended to lightly coat the apple slices with lemon juice as this will help to prevent any discolouration.
CAN FOOD VACUUM SEALER BAGS BE USED TO FREEZE FOOD HASSLE FREE?
Have you ever had food removed from the freezer that lost its flavour texture or was frozen over? Do you remember how disappointed you were? You can avoid this with vacuum sealer bags. Thanks to this, food is perfectly protected. Thanks to the hermetic seal, no moisture or the smell of other products will get into your food. Thanks to this, the quality of the food will remain unchanged. In addition, you can freeze almost everything, including liquid products such as soups or wine or leftovers from dinner, fresh vegetables and fruits or bread. Also, you will not waste food. There is no need to throw away any food leftover from the family party. Sliced meat, cheese or bread packed in a vacuum bag will not lose its taste and nutritional value. Plus, you don’t have to force yourself to eat leftovers for the next few days to avoid wasting food.