Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fast Food

Fast Food Making your own vacuum-packed “cup of soup” meals Just about everyone is familiar with the “cup of soup”—prepackaged foam containers with instant noodles, dehydrated vegetables, and flavoring. Just pour boiling water into the container, wait a few minutes, and you have a ready-made meal. But did you know that you can make your own instant soup with a vacuum-sealing machine? It's easier than you think, and comes with a lot of great benefits. The advantages of homemade soup packets
One of the best things about making your own cup of soup packages is that they're healthier than instant store brands. You can prepare them using fresher ingredients, and the vacuum packing process keeps more nutrients in food for longer times. Vacuum sealing also preserves flavors, so your soup will taste better. Homemade soup packets are inexpensive, especially when you buy the ingredients in bulk. They're fairly easy to prepare, and don't take a lot of time to assemble and package. In addition, vacuum-packed dehydrated food takes up less space, so you can store more.
Making your own ready-to-cook soup is a great way to prepare for emergency survival conditions. You can also bring a bunch along on camping or fishing trips, or use them as a quick, nutritious meal anytime.
How to make them To prepare your homemade soup packets, you'll need a vacuum sealing machine and a food dehydrator. If you don't have a dehydrator, you can dry out vegetables either at low temperatures in your oven, or with solar power—simply place sliced or cubed vegetables between two screens and lay them outside on a sunny day. However, the USDA cautions against using these methods for drying meat, due to the risk of salmonella. You should use a dehydrator for meat, purchase pre-dehydrated meat or jerky, or use textured vegetable protein (TVP) in place of meat. also offers pre-cooked dehydrated Chicken, Beef and Sausage by the pound or in bulk. This is a long term storage meat already used in many prepackaged meals.
Place quick-cooking pasta or instant rice in a vacuum packing bag, and then add dehydrated vegetables, powdered or cubed bullion for flavoring, and dehydrated meat or TVP. Seal the bag according to the instructions for your vacuum-sealing machine—remember to leave at least an inch or two at the end of the bag to ensure a good seal.
When you're ready to prepare your soup, simply drop the bags into boiling water for a few minutes, and you'll have a hot, tasty meal, ready to eat.
A great solution for emergency food storage and more Whether you want to build up your stock for potential emergency survival situations, or just want to have quick, easy, and portable meals at the ready, making your own dehydrated, vacuum-packed soups and other convenient rations is a great way to be prepared for anything.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy Trials, Camping, Hiking, Rafting, and the Vacupack

Happy Trails

How to (vacuum) pack for your next outdoor trip

Are you planning on doing some camping, hiking, or even white-water rafting this summer? If you're taking any kind of extended outdoor trip, the best packing tool you can have is a vacuum-sealing machine.

Vacuum packing your supplies for the great outdoors has a lot of advantages:

 Vacuum-sealed bags are waterproof, so they'll survive being stored in a cooler or getting caught in the rain.

 The packages take up a lot less room, so you'll be able to pack more items in fewer bags.

 Airtight vacuum bags don't permit smells to escape, so your food supply won't attract wild or nuisance animals.

 Food stays fresh longer, and won't become infested with bugs.

You can vacuum-pack both food and non-food items to keep everything dry, sorted, and conveniently stored until you're ready to use them.

Preparing and packaging non-food supplies

Many of your camping supplies will benefit from being vacuum-sealed for the trip. It's a good idea to group like items together for packaging—matches and fire starters, flashlights and batteries, toiletries, even paperwork like maps, trail or campground information, and fishing licenses.

The process for vacuum-packing these items is the same as it is for food. Simply place the grouped items in a vacuum bag that's large enough to contain them with a few extra inches of space, and use the vacuum-sealing machine to first remove the air from the bag, and then heat seal the open end.

Fixing camp-ready, vacuum-packed food

With vacuum sealing, your outdoor menu can be as varied as you like. It's easy to not only store non-perishable foods, but also to prepare hot meals that can be ready to eat in just a few minutes.

To prepare foods like trail mix, granola, cereal, dry rice, coffee, tea bags, and dehydrated fruit, simply place in a vacuum bag that has sufficient room and seal as normal.

For hot meals, cook the food ahead of time and vacuum-pack individual servings. You can do this with meat, pasta, rice, potatoes, and even pizza. To reheat them at the campsite, just drop the bags into a pot of boiling water for a few minutes, until the items are heated through.

Keep in mind, though, that vacuum sealing does not protect perishable food from spoiling. Anything that typically needs refrigeration should be stored in a cooler until use.

Vacuum packing can help ensure that your next outdoor trip is smooth and convenient, while broadening your camping menu beyond hot dogs and beans. Happy vacuum-sealed trails!

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Monday, June 11, 2012

VACUPACK Vacuum Sealers – LEADERS in the Industry

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Vacupack Vacuum Sealers have been around for over 35 years and have built up their business and reputation to become the number one supplier and manufacturer of Vacuum Sealers and accessories in the industry.
There are some consumers who swear by Vacupack quality and durability and it is true that their products are amongst the best designed and truly functional pieces out there.
They are the leaders in the market and all the sealers come with a two year guarantee and a five year service contract so you can't go far wrong there.

Why use Vacupack Vacuum Sealers?

It is true that there are cheaper versions out there in the marketplace but then it is also absolutely true that you get what you pay for! This is just a small list of what Vacupack offers you:

1. Top Quality

2. High Durability

3. 2 Year Warranty

4. 5 Year Service Contract

5. Industry leading products

6. Best Value for your Money

Inferior Vacuum Sealers may well be cheaper but by having a shorter life you would be spending so much more on replacements and repairs than you would if you went for a Vacupack product.

Not to mention the low quality of the product and the negative impact it will have on the storage of your items and you really will be throwing you money down the drain.

If the mechanism that seals the packages does not work properly then it will leave holes in the seal and will impact the contents of the package. Some sealers get too hot and will burn right through the vacuum bags that allows air to get inside which we all know is not what a Vacuum Sealer should be doing.

So How does it actually Work?

You can protect food by vacuum sealing it and it keeps it fresher for longer than if you simply wrapped it and put it in the fridge. The sealer removes the air from around your items and this results in slowing down the process of natural deterioration.

It has been proven many times over that food and lots of other products that have been vacuum sealed will last 3-5 times longer than 'open to the elements' items. You can also Vacuum seal your antiques, collectables, clothes, artworks, guns, shoes, bedding and so much more.

Environmental Benefits of Vacupack Vacuum Sealers

That's right, by using a high quality, high durability vacuum sealer you are doing your bit to save the planet!

There is a huge amount of food being wasted all over the U.S and on average, 25% of food purchased is thrown out to the landfills. It is a shocking waste of food and one that campaigners are trying to bring to an end. This is the great thing about a quality Vacuum Sealer – it saves you money and in doing so – protects the environment.

Vacupack Sealers, if looked after will last ten years and beyond but if the average person is throwing out 25% of food that has gone off and improperly stored then by using a sealer you could save up to 25% of your total food bill every time you go to the stores.
It is so easy to store your food properly with a Vacuum Sealer that you really can save money and protect your food from dangerous deterioration.

Having a Vacuum Sealer from Vacupack is one of the best investments a household or business can make to make sure that food it not wasted and money is saved.

What are the benefits of using Vacupack Vacuum Sealers?

There are plenty of benefits to be had by using Vacuum Sealers for protecting food and here are just a few of some of the best reasons.

Keeping the Freshness – It is a perfect way to store fresh food and keep it fresher for longer than any other method. Everybody loves fresh fruit and veg and by vacuum sealing it you can keep it fresher for longer in a protective environment.

Bulk Buying – It can be cheaper to buy some items in bulk but the problem is that you can't eat it all at once and the food tends to go off leading to more wastage. With Vacuum Sealers you can buy in bulk and put some away for safe-keeping.

Cook in the Bag – You can vacuum seal a variety of ingredients like meat, spices and a marinade to ensure the greatest combination of flavors and with most vacuum bags you can actually boil the items in the bag which offers a great and easy to way to cook food. No BPA in the bags.

Environmentally friendly – You can save money on your regular shop by not throwing out as much waste as you normally would. You can protect food for longer and for added freshness and are not adding to the waste that is damaging our fragile environment.

Home based – in days gone by, Vacuum Sealers were only seen in high-end restaurants but with advances in technology you can have one of these great machines inside your own home to protect and seal as much food as you wish. It is easy to use and is a great investment for the future.

Only Buy the Best!

You have to remember though that the above benefits are only related to quality Vacuum Sealers like those that Vacupack manufacture and distribute. If you go out and buy a cheap one from Walmart and Costco and similar places then you will be in detriment of any benefits that a Vacuum Sealer can bring.

You may even find that by using a low quality Vacuum Sealer you are actually losing more money because if the product is not as efficient as high quality sealers then you will most likely be wasting more food when you realise the bags don't seal properly or the heat has left little holes in the bag to allow air to infiltrate.

Vacupack Vacuum Sealers and accessories offer you a great choice to protect your food hygienically and for ultimate freshness. It will also save you money on you food bills and to top it all off you will be doing your bit for the environment. There is no better time than now to invest in a high quality Vacupack Vacuum Sealer.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

All the Fuss about Food Storage

Since the Katrina disaster the economic crash of 2008 and the onset of possible earths destruction in 2012. The increase awareness in self preservation has become a widely talked about subject.

Feeding ones family, is the top of the list of disaster preparedness concerns. Without food it makes it hard to be productive in a day. Without food for weeks we simply cannot survive.

Creating food storage for your family and extended friends and neighbors gives one a sense of calmness and security. All the fuss about food storage is really a way for people to feel more valuable to their families and community if a disaster should happen.

Just like having an emergency financial fund the emergency food, water, clothing, medical supplies, special diet needs, along with other personal cleansing items creates a sense of well being. Knowing that a work lay off or other financial situation happens we can still pay our bills from our emergency fund. The emergency food storage will also allow us to cut back on expenses while we are finding another job or cleaning up a natural disaster.

All the fuss about food storage is just good common sense knowing no one else is responsible for our lives but us. Although in the USA we live in one of the best countries in the world. The USA is a country which goes to great lengths to protect and help in times of disaster. Expecting our government to be there for our afternoon meal is just plain ridicules.

Buying a vacupack vacuum sealer to package up a few bags of rice, grains, and beans dehydrated vegetables and other staples to help your family and friends in time of need, will also keep your stomach happy. Vacuum sealing food storage is not about hording it is about being self sufficient until the world can recoup and get back on its normal day to day routine.

Be positive, be helpful, be grateful we live where even the lowest of incomes can buy food and make a bucket or box of emergency food supplies, just in case!

Vacupack vacuum sealers range from $50.00 to $50,000.00 we have a unit for you.  Great warranties, repair old units and buy all the supplies in bags or rolls to create a usable emergency food plan for your family. Remember your friends and neighbors too as not everyone is a savy as you.

The following is a sample of just a few videos we have to offer about vacuum sealing and food storage. These next videos we hope will give the viewer a brief look at vacuum sealing, the different types of home units, sealing in paper for better results. Also vacuum sealing in jars and finally buckets a great way to protect your food storage from rats, and floods. Buckets are a great overall protection for food storage and medical supplies. See many more videos explaining all types of food storage and retort canning. We offer both home style and commercial chamber style vacuum sealers. See all the products on Youtube and our many web sites.

More than Food

More than Food

The benefits of vacuum packing for seasonal storage

You already know that vacuum sealing is a great way to increase food storage space and extend the shelf life of perishables—but did you know that you can also vacuum-pack non-food items and enjoy many of the same advantages?

Most of us rotate clothing, bedding, and other household staples according to the season. We pack away heavy blankets and jackets in the spring, and put away shorts and bathing suits in the fall. This seasonal storage can take up a lot of space—and if you don't have big closets, things can get disorganized fast.

How can vacuum sealing help?

Just as it does for your food, vacuum packing fabric items creates much smaller, space-saving profiles. Instead of creating bulky piles of thick, folded blankets, you can place them in vacuum-seal bags and store a short stack of slender packages.

Nearly any type of material item can be vacuum-packed to take up far less space in your closet, attic, or basement, including:

 Blankets, sheets, and towels

 Puffy jackets

 Hats, mittens, and gloves

 Winter or summer wardrobes

 Outgrown baby items

 Decorative pillows or bed pillows

 Fine linens or expensive formal wear

The process of vacuum sealing non-food items is the same as food storage. Simply place the folded item in a vacuum bag, and use your vacuum packing machine to first remove the air from the bag and then heat-seal the opening.

Vacuum packing storage advantages

In addition to saving tons of space, vacuum sealing your seasonal items brings many more benefits, such as:

 Keeping blankets and clothing free of dust, moisture, and mildew

 Preventing infestations of fleas, moths, bedbugs, and other insects

 Forming an airtight seal that keeps odors away

 The ability to reuse vacuum seal bags to store next season's items

If you've been considering an investment in a vacuum-sealing machine, but weren't sure you would store enough food to make your purchase worthwhile, take a peek at your closets. Are they overflowing with bulky, disorganized seasonal items? If so, vacuum packing makes an ideal solution for all your storage needs.

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Saving Seed from the Garden

Every year a few gardeners ask about saving seed from their flowers and vegetables. We would not have the wonderful heirloom varieties if someone hadn’t kept the seeds year to year. Seed saving can be a rewarding and cost saving way to garden, but beware of the pitfalls.

Not every plant’s seeds are worth keeping. Hybrid plants are developed by crossing specific parent plants. Hybrids are wonderful plants but the seed is often sterile or does not reproduce true to the parent plant. Therefore, never save the seed from hybrids. Another major problem is some plants’ flowers are open pollinated by insects, wind or people. These plants include squash, cucumbers, melon, parsley, cabbage, chard, broccoli, mustard greens, celery, spinach, cauliflower, kale, radish, beets, onion, and basil. These plants cross with others within their family. The only way to maintain the original variety is to isolate by large distances. Isolation is often impossible or impractical in a home garden.

Some seeds may transmit certain diseases. A disease that infected a crop at the end of the growing season may do little damage to that crop. However, if the seed is saved and planted the following year, the disease may severely injure or even kill the young plants.

What can you save? Standard or heirloom varieties that are not cross-pollinated by nearby plants are good candidates. Many gardeners successfully keep beans, tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers. Plants you know are heirloom varieties are easy to save. Ask the person or organization you obtained the seed from how they did it. Some people like to experiment, but make sure you don’t bet the whole garden on saved seed.

When saving seed, always harvest from the best. Choose disease-free plants with qualities you desire. Look for the most flavorful vegetables or beautiful flowers. Consider size, harvest time and other characteristics.

Always harvest mature seed. For example, cucumber seeds at the eating stage are not ripe and will not germinate if saved. You must allow the fruit and seed to fully mature. Because seed set reduces the vigor of the plant and discourages further fruit production, wait until near the end of the season to save fruit for seed.

Seeds are mature or ripe when flowers are faded and dry or have puffy tops. Plants with pods, like beans, are ready when the pods are brown and dry. When seeds are ripe they usually turn from white to cream colored or light brown to dark brown. Collect the seed or fruits when most of the seed is ripe. Do not wait for everything to mature because you may lose most of the seed to birds or animals.

Beans, peas, onions, carrots, corn, most flowers and herb seeds are prepared by a dry method. Allow the seed to mature and dry as long as possible on the plant. Complete the drying process by spreading on a screen in a single layer in a well-ventilated dry location. As the seed dries the chaff or pods can be removed or blown gently away. An alternative method for extremely small or lightweight seed is putting the dry seed heads into paper bags that will catch the seed as it falls out.

Seed contained in fleshy fruits should be cleaned using the wet method. Tomatoes, melons, squash, cucumber and roses are prepared this way. Scoop the seed masses out of the fruit or lightly crush fruits. Put the seed mass and a small amount of warm water in a bucket or jar. Let the mix ferment for two to four days. Stir daily. The fermentation process kills viruses and separates the good seed from the bad seed and fruit pulp. After two to four days, the good viable seeds will sink to the bottom of the container while the pulp and bad seed float. Pour off the pulp, water, bad seed and mold. Spread the good seed on a screen or paper towel to dry.

Seeds must be stored dry. Place in glass jar or envelopes. Make sure you label all the containers or packages with the seed type or variety, and date. Put in the freezer for two days to kill pests. Then store in a cool dry location like a refrigerator. Seed that molds was not sufficiently dry before storage.

Seed viability decreases over time. Parsley, onion, and sweet corn must be used the next year. Most seed should be used within three years.

Seed saving is essential for maintaining unusual or heritage vegetables and flowers. It is a great way to propagate many native plants too. There are numerous seed saver exchanges, clubs, and listings in magazines like Organic Gardening. Although you shouldn’t base your entire garden on saved seed you may want to give seed saving a try.

How to save seeds:


o 1

Select plants that you wish to save early in the season. Look for plants with healthy growth habits, abundant flowers or exceptional flavor.

o 2

Allow some faded flowers to remain on the plant toward the end of the growing season. The end of the bloom cycle is triggered by shorter daylight hours. Seeds will begin to form as flower production comes to an end.

o 3

Harvest seeds when the seed heads are dry to the touch and brown. Gather seed pods by hand or with clippers if stems are tough.

o 4

Allow vegetables to over-ripen on the plant before harvesting the seeds. Vegetable seeds are ready to harvest when the fruit is easy to pull off the plant. Beans should be dry and rattle inside their seed casings. Corn should ripen and dry on the stalk. Tomato seeds can be squeezed out of very ripe fruit and dried on paper towels in the sun.

o 5

After harvesting, place seeds on top of a water heater to dry for up to one week. Allow to dry thoroughly before storing.

o 6

Store seeds in their own protective pods or shake them free and store loose in paper envelopes. Harvested seeds should be kept in paper, never plastic, containers. Plastic may cause delicate seeds to rot.

o 7

Label each seed envelope with the variety and date harvested. Use a waterproof pen to avoid disappointment and confusion later on.

o 8

Place the labeled envelopes inside an air-tight container, such as a mason jar, and store in a cool, dry location until the next planting season. A desiccant made of 1 tablespoon powdered milk wrapped in a paper towel and placed inside the container will help absorb moisture.

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How to Save Tomato Seeds

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It's nice to be able to save your own tomato seeds!

You may have brought home a particularly delicious tomato from the supermarket, or gotten an heirloom tomato from a Farmer's Market, or grown one in your own garden that is so wonderful you want to save the seeds from it and grow them next year. Nothing ever tastes quite as good as a home-grown tomato!

So, how do you save the seeds? The method is easy to's a little gloppy, and it's a little funky, but you'll be able to save seeds in a manner that will lesson the occurence of tomato disease while giving you plenty of seeds to germinate, and with left-overs to share or trade. This seed saving process is a process of fermentation.

Select to save seeds from a tomato that has a flavor that you love....if you're a home gardener and saving seeds from tomatoes that are growing in your garden choose tomatoes from the very healthiest looking plants.

Take your chosen tomato and slice it in half across the middle (it's "equator"). With a spoon or your well-washed fingers scoop out the seeds and their gelatinous "goo" into a clean cup or container. Add a couple of tablespoons of water to the seeds. Cover the container with a piece of plastic-wrap and then poke the plastic-wrap with a paring knife or pen point to put a small hole in it...this is to allow for air-transpiration. (A little fresh air needs to get in and out of the cup to help foster fermentation.)

Place the container of seeds in a warm location; a sunny windowsill or the top of the refrigerator are both excellent sites to place the container of seeds. Now Mother Nature will take over and begin to ferment the seed and water mixture. This takes about two or three days. Each night remove the plastic-wrap, stir the seed and water mixture, and then replace the plastic-wrap, if you use a new sheet of plastic-wrap then don't forget to put a small hole in it for air-transpiration. The top of the liquid will look "scummy" when the fermentation process has seperated the "goo" from the seeds. It also helps destroy many of the possible tomato diseases that can be harbored by seeds.

Take the container of fermented seeds to the sink and with a spoon carefully remove the scummy surface. Then pour the container's contents into a fine kitchen sieve and rinse the seeds with water several times...stir them while they're in the sieve to assure that all surfaces are thoroughly rinsed. Give a few sharp taps to the sieve to help remove as much loose water as possible from the seeds.

Line an open plate with a piece of waxed paper or a large automatic-drip coffee filter. Place the rinsed seeds onto the wax paper or coffee filter and spread them about so they are in a single layer. Place the plate in a safe location where the seeds can dry for a few days. Stir the seeds a few times during the drying process to assure that all their surfaces are evenly dry. Spread them out again into a single layer after each time you've stirred them. Tomato seeds are thick and can take up to a week to dry thoroughly. If you're having a rainy week that drying time may lengthen by a few days.

How do I know when the seeds are dry? Dried seeds move quickly and easily across a plate, they do not stick to each other.

How do I store them?

I like paper packets or some folks like plastic. Whichever envelope style you choose is a matter of personal preferance. If you choose to store your seeds in plastic the seeds must be BONE DRY....otherwise any moisture in the seeds will be transferred to all seeds inside the plastic packet, it will foster mildew and rotting and the seeds will be ruined.

How do I label them?

Tomatoes are generally self-pollinated so there is rarely a chance of cross-breeding. If you save and trade your seeds you might wish to describe your trade offering as "open-pollinated" tomato seeds. That way the trader knows that Mother Nature was solely involved in the fertilization of the flower which produced the tomato that you have saved seeds from.

Onto the packet write the tomato variety name (if you know it) or a very good description if you don't, add the term "open-pollinated" if you're sharing or trading your tomato seeds, and also add the current year to the packet description.

And that's that! Do enjoy saving tomato seeds and growing your own tomatoes at home from them. Home-saved tomato seeds are a wonderful gift to tuck into a holiday card for when you want to add a "little something extra", or to share with friends and neighbors.

Trudi Davidoff

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Food Saving Tips

Food Saving Tips

Vacuum-sealing dehydrated foods
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Vacuum packing is a great way to store and save a lot of food, especially if you have limited space. While this method of storage works well for fresh food, you can also use vacuum sealing to store dehydrated vegetables, fruits, and even meat.

By combining dehydration with vacuum sealing, you can extend the shelf life of your food. Cooked and dehydrated meat, also known as jerky, can be vacuum-packed and stored for two to three months. With fruits and vegetables, you can expect at least a year, and often longer.

Dehydrating at home

Dehydration is the process of removing most of the water from food. Moisture is one of the primary causes of food spoilage, so dehydration lets your food last longer without going bad.

You will need a dehydrator, which is a fairly inexpensive piece of equipment designed to safely remove water through a heating process. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dehydrating different types of foods.

You can use a dehydrator to:

 Make dried fruits, such as raisins, prunes, dried apricots, apple or banana chips, dried cranberries, and more

 Use salted, cooked meat to make jerky

 Turn pureed fruits or vegetables into “leather” (dried strips that are similar to jerky)

 Dehydrate fresh or frozen vegetables to make easy soups and stews

How to vacuum-seal dehydrated foods

There are a few different ways you can go about vacuum packing your dehydrated food for long-term storage. The preparation method you choose should depend on the type of food, and where you plan to store it.

Vacuum bags: This is the most basic method of vacuum sealing, which uses strong plastic bags that are designed specifically for vacuum packing. The vacupack vacuum packer removes all the air from the inside of the bag, and then uses heat to seal it closed so air, moisture, insects, and bacteria can't get in.

Vacuum bags by themselves are a good way to store jerky, fruit, and vegetable leather, and sturdier dried goods like legumes and herbs.

Vacuum sealed jars: Many vacuum packing machines include an attachment that allow you to create a vacuum seal for Mason jars, which are the most common type of canning jars. For vacuum-packed jars, you should soften and sterilize the lids and seals as you would with a regular canning process. Make sure everything is completely dry before using the vacuum packer attachment to form an airtight seal.

Vacuum-sealed jars are ideal for storing dried fruit or fruit chips, dehydrated vegetables or vegetable mixtures, and any “soft” dehydrated food that would be likely to get crushed in a vacuum bag.

Dehydrofreezing: This method combines dehydration and vacuum-sealing with freezing. Simply freeze whatever you're storing in a single layer on a large baking sheet, and then store the frozen food in vacuum bags. Dehydrofreezing allows you to store softer foods directly in bags without crushing.

Keep your food longer

Vacuum-sealing dehydrated foods is an excellent way to stretch out shelf life. It's also a great source of convenient, healthy food and snacks for your family. With these storage methods, you can enjoy fruits and vegetables anytime, without having to constantly run to the supermarket.

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