Thursday, April 9, 2015

How to store Food using Mylar Bags: Step-by-step guide

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 Storage.

What you’ll need:


  1. Keep ready your Mylar bags. They come in various sizes to suit every requirement! Click here to see the many sizes on SALE now! 
  2. 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.
  3. Place the desiccant at the very bottom of the Mylar Bag as the first step.
  4. With that done, fill the bag with food items ranging from pulses, coffee, grains, dried meat, candies etc.
  5. At the top of the food, throw in an Oxygen absorber. A 300cc oxygen absorber is suitable for 1 gallon Mylar bag.
  6. 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.
  7. Always remember to use a permanent Marker to “Mark” your food item – with the packaging date.
  8. 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 and Lids!

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