Types of food preservation methods
- Canning: The process of canning involves food sealing by heat and pressure treatments for destroying the microorganisms at first. For this, the food is heated at a certain temperature and sealed in airtight cans. Since, in canning procedure, the microorganisms are destroyed, there is no necessity to store the canned food inside a refrigerator.
- Vacuum sealing: Rather than destroying the microbes, vacuum sealing sucks out the air inside the food container for enhancing its shelf-life. Please remember that herein the case of vacuum sealing the food is not yet sterilized and so has the tendency of fungal growth over a long time. Hence, you must refrigerate the vacuum sealed food.
Difference between the pros and cons of vacuum sealing and canning
- Through the usage of vacuum sealing, you can quickly and easily store your cooked food and use it later.
- When you consider preserving the meat products for longer period, trust upon vacuum sealing.
- Vacuum sealing is ideal for the small batches.
- Vacuum sealing is equally popular among the householders and the manufacturing industries.
- Compared to vacuum sealing, the process of canning is not simple enough to be regularly used by the householders. It is a complex process.
- Industry experts do not recommend the canning process in order to preserve the meat products. This method does not provide an extended shelf-life to such food products and often over time, the smell and taste of the food items deteriorate.
- Canning works wonderfully but only with the large batches.
- Canning is more popular among the manufacturing units rather than among the householders for the complexities involved in the entire process.