Mylar Bags are your best bet when preparing for
long term storage. While most of us may be content with ordinary Food Saver
bags or other Zip-Lock Bags, it is imperative for us to realize that this will
result in simply overworking the Oxygen Absorber and
forcing it to under-perform. Read on to know why.
Mylar bags are Oxygen Barriers
When using an Oxygen Absorber for long term storage, it is
best to use a Mylar
Foil Oxygen Barrier bag – for the sole reason that even the littlest amount
of Oxygen seepage into your storage will make the Oxygen Absorber
dissipate 7 times faster.
How to Store Food for Long term
The following is a step by step guide on Long Term Food
Storage using Mylar
Bags. We put this together for all our patrons who are ready for some DIY
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When considering Food Items that are sensitive to
humidity and can potentially become rancid if stored improperly, it’s best to
use a desiccant in combination with an Oxygen Absorber. The recommended use of
a desiccant is in a 5 Gallon or bigger Mylar bag.
Place the desiccant at the very bottom of the Mylar Bag as the
With that done, fill the bag with food items ranging
from pulses, coffee, grains, dried meat, candies etc.
At the top of the food, throw in an Oxygen
absorber. A 300cc oxygen absorber is suitable for 1 gallon Mylar bag.
Use this special Mylar
Bag Hot Jaw Heat Sealer to seal the bag effectively. Do remember that,
generic food bag sealers will not seal the Mylar Foil efficiently. This is
because they cannot produce enough heat required for the thickness of the Mylar Bags.
Always remember to use a permanent Marker to “Mark”
your food item – with the packaging date.
It is advisable to store these bags in a plastic
pail with a tight lid (gasket type). Pick one from our large range of Plastic Pails, Jugs