When you think of a vacuum sealer, your first thought probably goes straight to separating raw foods from air to keep them fresher longer. While keeping foods fresh is one reason to use vacuum sealing, there are many additional benefits of a vacuum sealer to explore.
Portioning and Storage
Vacuum sealing food increases efficiency by allowing foodservice professionals to prep ahead of time. Meals can be pre-portioned and prepared, all without mixing flavors and odors.
Extend Shelf Life
Correct portions and lack of air in packaging mean less wasted space and a longer shelf life for your foods. Vacuum sealing eliminates the concern of oxidation, since air is unable to penetrate and break down foods. Less air in packaging means space and quality are maximized.
Maximize Flavor and Nutrients
In addition to portioning and extending shelf life, vacuum sealing also means more intense flavor and fewer lost nutrients.
Take carrots as an example. Sure, you could boil a pot of sliced carrots on a gas range, but when the carrots are cooked and you go to pour out the left behind liquid, you’re throwing away a significant portion of the nutrients and flavor with it. Then, you're left with watered down side dish. Like the old saying goes, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” You don’t want to throw out all the nutrients and flavor, either.
Sous Vide Cooking
Sous vide means “under vacuum” in French, and it refers to food cooked in a vacuum-sealed pouch in a temperature-controlled water bath. This means no over or under cooking, no wasted food and less shrinkage.