Vacuum sealing is a popular food storage method, but how does it affect food shelf life? This vacuum sealed food shelf life chart can help you determine how long your food will last.
Some foods, like fruits and vegetables, can begin to spoil more quickly when vacuum sealed. It’s important to consume these foods within a few days of opening the package.
Other foods, like meat and poultry, can last much longer when vacuum sealed. These foods can often be stored for months or even years.
Vacuum sealers made the food storing easier then ever. The shelf life of vacuum sealed food depends on many factors, including the type of food, the storage conditions, and the length of time the food is sealed. This chart can help you determine how long your food will last when vacuum sealed.
Vacuum Sealed Food Shelf Life: How Long Can You Keep It?
Shelf life of vacuum sealed food depends on what the food is and how it is stored. In other words, the shelf life of food stored at room temperature and food stored in the fridge or freezer will be different. Keep reading to know more.
Stored In The Room Temperature
|Foods||Normal Shelf Life||Vacuumed Shelf Life|
|Croutons||6 months||1 year|
|Pancake Mix||6-9 months||1-2 years|
|Almonds||6 months||2 years|
|Peanuts||6 months||2 years|
|Sunflower Seeds||6 months||2 years|
|Pistachios||6 months||2 years|
|Coffee Beans||1-3 months||1 year|
|Ground Coffee||1-2 months||5-6 months|
|Tea||8-12 months||1-2 years|
|Oils||3-6 months||1-2 years|
|Beans||6 months||1-2 years|
|Grains||6 months||1-2 years|
|Rice||1-2 years||2-3 years|
|Pasta||1-2 years||2-3 years|
|Cereals||1 year||1-2 years|
|Chips||1-2 weeks||4-8 weeks|
|Crackers||1-2 weeks||4-8 weeks|
|Dry Milk||5-6 months||1-2 years|
|Flour||5-6 months||1-2 years|
Stored In The Refrigerator
|Food||Normal Shelf Life||Vacuumed Shelf Life|
|Eggs||1 week||2-3 weeks|
|Parmesan||1 month||4-8 months|
|Swiss||1-2 weeks||4-8 months|
|Cheddar||1-2 weeks||4-8 months|
|Lettuce||3-6 days||2 weeks|
|Spinach||3-6 days||2 weeks|
|Carrots||2 weeks||2-3 years|
|Apples||2-4 weeks||2 months|
|Pears||2-4 weeks||2 months|
|Pineapple||1-2 weeks||4 weeks|
|Citrus Fruits||1-2 weeks||4 weeks|
|Strawberries||1-3 days||1 weeks|
|Grapes||4-6 days||2 weeks|
|Cranberries||3-6 days||2 weeks|
Stored In The Freezer
|Food||Normal Shelf Life||Vacuumed Shelf|
|Bread and Rolls||6-12 months||1.8 to 3 years|
|Coffee Beans||6-9 months||1.8 to 2.7 years|
|Ground Coffee||6 months||1-3 years|
|Sandwich Meats||2 months||4-6 months|
|Baked Products||6-12 months||18 months|
|Fresh Meat||6 months||1.8 years|
|Chicken||6 months||1.8 years|
|Minced Meat||4 months||1 year|
|Fresh Fish||6 months||1.8 years|
|Fresh Vegetables||8 months||2 years|
|Herbs||6-10 months||1.8 to 3 years|
|Fruits||6-10 months||1.8 to 3 years|
Follow the vacuum sealed food shelf life chart if you are planning to vacuum seal any food for long storage.