Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the best food dehydrator in your opinion?The absolute best is stainless steel throughout. Stainless steel including the racks, is the ultimate. It is more expensive, but will last a lifetime or more. We highly recommend the Sausage Maker stainless steel food dehydrators. But if it is not in your budget, we use and highly recommend Excalibur food dehydrators. We sell the 2500, 2900, 3500, 3900 plus Excalibur Premium Paraflexx non stick drying sheets, d Oxygen absorbers, sizes 50cc, 100cc, 200cc, 300cc, 500cc & 1000cc, mylar bags and our full line of dehydrated foods!
What are oxygen absorbers & why do I need them?Oxygen absorbers are your best friends when dehydrating and storing your foods. I have a video about them here. After dehydrating foods, store them in glass jars and/or vacuum sealed bags. Put food in jar and then before sealing the jar, put in a 50cc, 100cc, 200cc, 300cc, 500cc or 1000cc oxygen absorber. When choosing an oxygen absorber size, think of how much air will be in the container. If there is little air, choose a 50cc. Or if you are using a bucket, choose the 500cc-1000cc. Please let me know if you have any questions about oxygen absorbers. Contact me at email@example.com.
Oxygen supports the growth of microorganisms and causes changes in color and rancid odors in packaged foods. Plastic packaging is less able to exclude oxygen from packaged foods than are the older glass and metal containers. Oxygen absorbers absorb oxygen and effectively reduce the aerobic environment to 0% oxygen. Therefore aerobic bacteria and fungi are unable to grow in this environment. This will extend the shelf life of a food product from 1 week to several months. The advantages of oxygen satchels versus vacuum packaging are that the food products are not crushed or squeezed, as some products are of high value and are fragile, and its simplicity of use.
Oxygen absorbers are made in different formulations to match the
water activity of the foods they are protecting. Some are designed to be
used in dry foods such as nuts and dried grains, others with moister
foods such as bread and
processed meats, but its main ingredient is iron oxide and a little
bit of water in most of the formulations. Some other ingredient may
added to make the oxygen absorbers work more efficiently as well.
We are pleased to offer our full line of oxygen absorbers, here.