Storage times in an oxygen-free environment


How long does the food I pack in Mylar bag with Oxygen Absorber last?

All times are based on storage at room temperature, 21 degrees.
However, a lower temperature can extend the times below considerably. Every 5.6 degrees lower temperature, the storage time is doubled.

A product that can:
10 years in 21 degrees can thus cope
20 years at 15 degrees
30 years at 10 degrees and
40 years at 4 degrees.

This information is taken from the US Department of State National Center for Home Food Preservations website and publications.

Produkt

In original packaging

In Mylar bag with acid absorber
(at room temperature)

Flour 1 year 5 years
Pasta 1-2 years 8-10 years
Powdered milk 1-2 years 15 years
Dried vegetables 8-10 years
Beans

1-2 years

8-10 years
Grain (whole grains) 10-12 years
Maize 3-4 years 10-12 years
Quinoa 1-2 years 8 years
Oats 1-2 years 8 years
Egg powder 1-2 years 15 years
Oboy 1-2 years 15 years
Salt sugar & honey Depending on humidity forever
Rice (white) 1-2 years 8-10 years
Rice (brown) 6 months 1-2 years

 

In addition to the storage time being radically extended, all insects, larvae and eggs also die in the oxygen-free environment. It can take up to 12 days and requires an oxygen level of less than 1%. But with the right number of oxygen absorbers, the oxygen level will be about 0.1%. This is something you only achieve with the combination of Mylar and oxygen absorber. 


Mylar.se sells oxygen absorbers in the size 300cc.
This consumes oxygen in about 1.2 l of air.

You can order these in 20 or 100 packs here.