If the question ‘can you vacuum seal fresh fruit’ is on your mind, our latest blog is for you!
Simply put: Yes, you can vacuum seal fruit! It’s a great way to control portions and ensure you’ve got healthy ingredients on hand if you don’t have time to go to the shop.
Plenty of fruits don’t require much preparation before being sealed, but delicate produce like berries need a little more work.
Keep reading for Pac Food’s Fruit Vacuum Sealing Guide, outlining the dos and don’ts of vacuum sealing fresh fruit.
We also explore our range of vacuum sealing machines, bags and rolls which will work best for use at home.
Vacuum Sealing Fresh Fruit
Vacuum sealing fresh fruit can be a great way to make sure you’ve got healthy ingredients readily available when you need them.
While some fruits can be sealed fresh (after being washed and dried thoroughly) others need a little more preparation.
Many people flash freeze delicate fruits, like strawberries, raspberries and avocadoes, so they aren’t crushed during the vacuum sealing process.
What is flash freezing?
Flash freezing involves cutting fruit into pieces, spreading out on a baking tray and placing into the freezer. Once semi-frozen, the fruit can be transferred into a bag and vac sealed without the risk they will be crushed during the vacuum sealing process.
- Can you vacuum seal tomatoes?
They can be frozen and vacuum sealed before being stored in a freezer. But we don’t recommend sealing them when fresh and storing in a fridge.
- Can you vacuum seal bananas?
Yes! This is a great way to ensure you’re not wasting ripe bananas. Simply peel and vacuum seal for extra shelf life, or pop into the freezer! That way if you’ve been inspired to make banana bread or a smoothie, you’ve got the main ingredient ready to go.
- Can you vacuum seal avocados?
Good news for avocado lovers – you can slow down the browning process by vacuum sealing! Simply peel, or cut in half, take out the seed, and flash freeze. This prevents crushing them.
- Can you vacuum seal berries?
Yes. Berries like strawberries, raspberries and blackberries can be vacuum sealed and stored in the fridge. Even better, pop into the freezer, ready for a summer smoothie or some berry baking!
Pac Food Vacuum Sealing Machines to Use at Home
We have two premium vacuum sealing machines – the VS 105 and the VS 603 – which are ideal for domestic use.
Both of these are out of chamber machines, come with a 1-year warranty on all parts and are great value for money.
We would recommend the VS 603 for frequent home use or small production processes.
Whereas the VS 105 is better suited to those who would only vacuum seal a few times a fortnight.
Read about all the features and benefits of our vacuum sealing machines here.
Can you vacuum seal fresh fruit?
When you combine Pac Food’s top-of-the-range vacuum sealing machines with our micro channel bags and rolls and embossed micro channel bags and rolls, your food can stay fresher for up to 5 times longer!
We think vacuum sealing is a no-brainer for people who want to save money buying in bulk and storing it for a long time.
It’s also a great way to ensure you stick to a portion-controlled and healthy diet.
Call our team today on 1800 823 200 to learn about our best machines for home use and vacuum sealing bags.
Pac Food is committed to providing customers with the best products, best prices and best customer service. Perfect for domestic use – whether you love fishing, camping or buying meat in bulk – and even small food & beverage outlets such as cafes.
Take advantage of our easy and secure online ordering system. View our extensive range of bags, rolls and vacuum sealers here. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our specials section – updated regularly – or view our range of combo deals to suit every budget. Got a question? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.