Tips And Tricks By Harriet / May 6, 2015 The benefits of vacuum sealer bags have been well documented and this is why this is slowly growing into a trend that a great deal of people are using. However, it is only normal that a good number are still facing difficulties when it comes to storing different foods using the vacuum seal bags. This is because, in order for one to be able to enjoy the full benefits that this bags have to offer, there is some information that they should be preview to that would allow them to get better results and their food to last longer and remain fresh for longer. Here are some of the tips that you can use with different foods when you are storing them with vacuum seal bags. Fruits and vegetables. Among the types of foods that are more complex to store using vacuum bags are fresh produce and this is usually because they still have the growth hormones and most people are not sure of what ought to be done before the storage process. For the case of vegetables, it is important to blanch them first before they are frozen. This helps to remove the dirt and bacteria that could accelerate the process of rotting as well as stop enzyme action that which could destroy the color, the flavor and the texture of the vegetables. You have to be very keen about the degree of blanching to ensure the best possible results. For the case of the fruits, there is not much that needs to be done other than washing and drying the fruits thoroughly to remove any bacteria, dirt and any moisture that might shorten the life of the fruits. By using these tips, you can be able to buy your fruits and vegetables when they are in their season hence allowing you to buy those that are of a better quality and with more nutritional value. Delicate foods. The last thing you want is to have to eat your delicious cookies still fresh but crushed to a powder. As much as you want your food to be fresh, you also want it to be intact and this tip could help you achieve that as well. When packing delicate food that can be easily crashed into the vacuum sealer bags you have to make sure that you do not pile them on top of each other. Secondly, you have to leave sufficient space so that when the air is being sucked out, the pressure does not crush the contents. It is also advisable that when you are packing your foods, you start with those that look most colorful, freshest and those that are filled with flavors. This ensures that you are able to safeguard the richness of your foods as well and also you do not lose much of the flavor. It is important that you make sure that wipe the exterior and interior of the bag before you place it in the freezer. This helps to reduce the chances of the food in the vacuum sealer bags being freeze burnt and losing their nutritional value.