Category: Food Storage

  • How Long Does Goat Milk Last? (Raw, Fresh, Frozen, Etc.)

    How Long Does Goat Milk Last? (Raw, Fresh, Frozen, Etc.)

    The most commonly consumed dairy product worldwide is actually goat milk. This is because goats tend to be easier to take care of than cows and the milk they offer is packed with benefits. If you plan on having fresh goat milk, it’s important to know how long it will last and how to store […]

  • Complete Guide to Fats and Oils in Food Storage

    Complete Guide to Fats and Oils in Food Storage

    Fats and oils are essential parts of a well-balanced diet, making it important to know how to store these ingredients for the long term. But working with fats and oils can be more complex than working with other food groups. So, what is the main information to keep in mind when storing fats and oils? […]

  • How Long Does Jerky Last? How to Make It Last Longer

    How Long Does Jerky Last? How to Make It Last Longer

    Jerky is known for its long shelf life, but knowing how long it will stay edible and how long it will taste good are two different things. While theoretically jerky can be edible indefinitely, you don’t want to eat something that doesn’t taste good. Jerky can last between one week to 2+ years depending on […]

  • Who Manufactures Freeze Dryers? Questions Answered

    Who Manufactures Freeze Dryers? Questions Answered

    Freeze-drying has existed for over a century as a method of food preservation. Nowadays, the freeze-drying method has seen a spike in popularity due to the advancements in these appliances that make it possible to explore the world of freeze-drying from the convenience of your home. The growing interest in freeze-drying has led to the […]

  • Are Small Freeze-Dryers Better Than Big Food Dehydrators?

    Are Small Freeze-Dryers Better Than Big Food Dehydrators?

    When it comes to preserving food there are many options to consider, but the most effective are often dehydration and freeze-drying. But if you had to pick one method, is it better to get a small freeze-drier or a big food dehydrator? If you can only get one, then, in my experience, a small freeze-dryer […]

  • How Long Do Freeze Dryers Last?

    How Long Do Freeze Dryers Last?

    A freeze dryer or a lyophilizer is a machine that works by freezing perishable products and removing the water from them. Freeze-dried foods are shelf-stable for up to 25 years if properly stored. A freeze dryer is a fantastic addition to any home, but it’s also an expensive one, so you might ask yourself: “How […]

  • Is a Home Freeze Dryer Worth it? How to Know!

    Is a Home Freeze Dryer Worth it? How to Know!

    Freeze drying is an excellent way to preserve perishable food for a long time. However, freeze dryers are a significant investment, so it’s important to know whether it’s worth it or not to buy one. A home freeze dryer is worth buying if you want to preserve large amounts of perishables easily and if you […]

  • Do You Have to Refrigerate Fresh Eggs?

    Do You Have to Refrigerate Fresh Eggs?

    Here in the USA we generally keep eggs in the refrigerator, but many chicken owners keep their eggs on the counter. Eggs must be stored correctly because of the risks associated with salmonella. If you’re new to getting fresh eggs, maybe you’re wondering if fresh eggs should be refrigerated. Fresh eggs have a natural protective […]

  • How to Store Oats Long-Term

    How to Store Oats Long-Term

    With oats being a tasty source of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, it’s no surprise that many people would love to stock up on them. I’ve done it myself. But did you know that there’s a right way to store oats long-term? Because, as I’ve learned, they do go bad. Oats are best stored in an […]

  • How Long Does Cereal Last? (Open, Unopened, Long-term Storage)

    How Long Does Cereal Last? (Open, Unopened, Long-term Storage)

    Cereal is one of the most popular breakfast choices globally, but many people don’t know exactly how long it lasts. If an old box of cereal is found at the back of a cupboard that’s past its best by date, you may be wondering if it can still be consumed. Cereal can often last up […]

  • How Long to Boil Water? Ultimate Guide with Answers

    How Long to Boil Water? Ultimate Guide with Answers

    One day, when boiling water on the stove, one of my children asked me how long it would take for the water to boil. I realized I didn’t know beyond “a few minutes.” It made me realize that many people don’t know precisely how long it takes to boil water, so I wanted to do […]

  • What Is Freeze-Dried Candy? Complete Guide

    What Is Freeze-Dried Candy? Complete Guide

    Have you recently purchased a home freeze-drier and aren’t sure what to do with it? Or perhaps you have a sweet tooth and would love to try something new? Freeze-dried candy can be exciting, and you may have many questions regarding the process, the benefits, possible negative effects, and the types of candies you can […]