Which foods can be stored under vacuum?
17 Jan , 2023 Products
The question is theoretically easy to answer: everyone.
- Fruits and vegetables, but only if not juicy, can be vacuum-packed and stored in the refrigerator for twice their classic storage time; If we vacuum them once cooked, their duration increases even more.
- The meat is kept for at least 7 days in the refrigerator once vacuum-packed and fresh fish behaves in the same way, except for crustaceans and molluscs that can be difficult to vacuum and whose duration is still 2-3 days at most.
- The vacuum works particularly well with cheeses: the seasoned and semi-seasoned last, if vacuum-packed, even 6-7 months while the fresh (non-creamy) can be stored in the appropriate bags for 2-3 weeks.
- Bread, like cheese, keeps fragrant for 8-10 days and cured meats resist very well, without losing flavor and characteristics, even for 6-7 months.
- Pasta and cereal-based foods (such as biscuits) keep very well vacuum-packed (up to 6-7 months) but you have to be very careful when applying the vacuum to prevent them from breaking due to compression.
Finally, remember that once vacuum-packed, food can also be stored in the freezer: their characteristics remain unchanged thanks to the lack of air and storage in the freezer increases their duration even more.