Oxygen Absorbers are used to remove oxygen from inside a sealed Environment, developing a nitrogen environment for long term storage. They protect dry foods from insect damage and help preserve quality. They are used when dry foods are packed in sealed containers. When used with good packaging and sealing, the oxygen in the packaging is significantly reduced. Our absorbers bring the oxygen level down faithfully to .01percent or less.
What Are the Advantages of Using Them?
- Extends shelf life
- Prevents development of aerobic pathogens and spoilage organisms, including molds
- Eliminates the need for additives like BHA, BHT, sulfur dioxide, sorbates, benzoates, etc.
Oxygen absorbers Perform their activity through a chemical reaction. They contain iron powder that reacts with the oxygen from the atmosphere causing the iron powder to rust. When all of the iron powder has oxidized, the oxygen absorbers are loaded and the absorbing action ceases. Remove the oxygen out of an active absorber and the chemical reaction ceases. Place them back in the atmosphere and the response begins again before the iron is gone. Oxygen absorbers are small bundles that contain an iron powder. The packets are produced from a material which allows moisture and oxygen to enter but does not enable the iron powder to flow out. The oxygen absorber are secure to put along with the food. They won’t harm the food they are in contact with as they arrive in a sealed pouch.
Oxygen Absorbers Become warm to the touch when they are working. They take about 4 hours to reach their rated maximum absorption. Desiccants are Used with food that has a high water content that cannot be stored long-term very well anyhow. Using desiccants isn’t required with dried foods, at least those that we take. Many customers Inquire if their meals will last longer if placed in a freezer. Most items will last considerably longer under cooler temperatures. While dehydrated food is relatively stable under freezing conditions, still your best solution for long-term food storage would be to decide on an oxygen-free atmosphere. Oxygen absorbers Remove oxygen more efficiently than vacuum packaging. Air is about 20 percent oxygen and 80 percent nitrogen. Absorbers eliminate only the oxygen.