For several decades, homemade techniques to conserve food became unnecessary, as the large industries that began to flood the market implemented conservatives and chemical treatments to prolong the duration of food.
It was until relatively recently that the awareness of the risks of consuming foods full of conservatives began to grow; and so the homemade techniques to keep food for longer, little by little have become relevant and increasingly used.
For many years, since the middle of the last century, people, especially those who lived in cities, had to worry about food preservation; and out of some essential ingredients like fruits and vegetables. Having a refrigerator was practically all that was needed to preserve food for a long time and waste very little.
How to Store Imported Organic Foods
Currently, foods that contain preservatives and chemicals to preserve still abound in the market, but more and more people have opted for organic eating styles and healthier ways to cook.
- Some products can’t be stored together because of a gas that accelerates decomposition.
- Temperature and humidity also affect how fast decomposition takes place.
- Depending on the product you can’t store high quantities together because it smashes.
Some containers can be useful to transport the food, but not to keep it. Plastic containers of all kinds, whether specialized as a tupper or a recycled bottle of some product, are not the best option to preserve food for longer, as the plastics release toxic microscopic substances that contaminate all food in the refrigerator. Even worse is to use the microwave with these types of containers.
Glass seems to be the best container to have. It is inert when in contact with food and drugs in general, it does not rust, it is impermeable to gases, and it does not need additives to preserve packaged foods. It is ideal to reuse because it resists temperatures of up to 150 ° C, which facilitates washing and sterilization. Each ton of recycled glass stops using approximately 1.2 tons of raw material.
The containers of glass that close to the vacuum are an excellent option to conserve food inside or outside of refrigeration. Keep in mind that when refrigerating food, we are not eliminating the decomposition, rather preserve them for a longer time.
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