Storing in the fridge
Storage of vacuum packed food in the refrigerator (+3/5°)
Storing vacuum packed food in the fridge is a useful ally for families who do not have much time to dedicate to cook.
Food can be prepared when there is a moment of time available, then vacuum packed in the fridge to be used also in small portions and at different times. It will be possible to centralise food purchases on the days when you have more time available, and pack food in daily portions, thus avoiding unnecessary waste of money and time!
These beautiful fruits with velvety skin, in addition to being very tasty, are also rich in vitamins and minerals (calcium, chlorine, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and sulphur). To exploit their characteristics for as long as possible, vacuum storage in the refrigerator is ideal: it is sufficient to clean them with a rag (without washing them with water, because this would compromise their preservation) and use rigid containers in order to avoid dents.
When stored at room temperature, they are soon affected by mould. Vacuum, on the other hand, will preserve them much longer avoiding this annoying inconvenience. Depending on the thickness of the peel, you can choose between bags or rigid containers.
Butter, being a fatty substance, also undergoes an oxidation process which causes it to become rancid. In this case as well, therefore, vacuum preservation represents an excellent solution.
To avoid that the bones pierce the bag, it is necessary to eliminate the most pointed parts, or at least smooth them. For maximum safety, the best thing is to wrap the meat with aluminium foil.
Minced meat, boneless pulp
Separate them into small portions and wrap them in food gauzes. After that, proceed with vacuum packing: the high nutritional value of these food products (rich in noble proteins) will remain unchanged for much longer.
Cherries, plums and grapes
These fruits particularly rich in vitamins, minerals and sugars, can be well preserved with vacuum packing. To avoid crushing them, rigid containers must be used. Whole or grated cheeses. If preserved with this technique, they will neither be attacked by mould nor dry out. In case of soft cheese, it will be necessary to remove the rind and place it, wrapped, in rigid containers.
Wipe them with a rag (without using water) and store them in rigid containers.
Apples should also be cleaned, but without using to water. Placed in rigid containers, they will remain juicy and will not lose their many vitamins.
Pasta, fresh ravioli
They can be preserved following the same indications suggested for pasta and dry ravioli: placing them in trays or in rigid containers. It is also possible to preserve the filling.
Before vacuum packaging them, wrap with aluminium foil. Bags are preferable to containers. Fish will be preserved much longer without smelling bad.
When preserved in vacuum will remain juicy and fragrant as if they were freshly harvested, without losing their vitamins. Also in this case, they must be cleaned without water, and stored in rigid containers.
Cured meats, hams, mortadella
Vacuum storage will avoid oxidation. You can choose to keep them in bags or in rigid containers.
Clean them well, without using water, and preferably store them in rigid containers.