What are Oxygen Absorbers ?
Oxygen absorbers or oxygen scavengers are commonly used for food storage to ensure that the freshness of food. Oxygen scavengers are very helpful in many ways, from preventing the growth of molds and bacteria to prolonging the shelf life of the product.
They come in porous sachets and are added to food packaging, cans, and bags to minimize oxygen inside the packaging of food. Oxygen absorbers also ensure the product does not lose its original taste and flavor before consumption. Here are some ways to use them.
One of the first things to do is to set aside a clean storage container or a jar that can store the contents you have. The container must be tight with sealable lids that can lock the oxygen out entirely, and it must be dry too.
Once the storage jar is in place, the next thing to do is to arrange your food. Some examples would be cakes, beans, cookies, coffee, grains, doughnuts, pasta.
Choosing the right oxygen absorber size
Measure the volume of oxygen in your container by subtracting the weight of the product from the capacity of the packaging. 21% of air is made up of oxygen.
Oxygen in container (ml) = (Air volume in container (ml) – weight of product (g)/specific gravity) x 0.21
Stream Peak’s oxygen absorbers are available in different sizes, ranging from 10 cc to 3000 cc.
To ensure the oxygen absorbers are good to use. Look for the color indicator around the packaging. The pink indication shows that there is no oxygen in the package, and the absorbers are fresh. Once the packaging has been exposed, it will turn to blue.
Upon opening the packaging, use the oxygen absorbers immediately and close your storage container. As soon as you have dropped the sachet into the bag, seal it tight for the oxygen absorber to begin its preserving process.
Remember to label the storage containers. Grains do share many similarities and can be difficult to tell them apart, to avoid this confusion, remember to mark the storage jars
With oxygen absorbers, which are efficient and easy to use, you have one less worry.