When a Jar Sealer Works Best
Your FoodSaver® vacuum sealer bags can tackle nearly any job, but sometimes a jar and a FoodSaver® Jar Sealer are the best for the job. These nifty tops allow you to suck and lock air out of your Ball® and Kerr® Mason jars, creating a perfect seal that will keep foods fresh for as long as you need.
But what kind of jobs are FoodSaver® Jar Sealers built for?
Protect Your Dried Food
Whether it's a pack of dried apricots or a jar of peanuts, jar sealers are built specifically to keep these items as fresh as the day they were bought. Even better, jars and jar sealers make it easy to grab and go with these snacks because the lid can be taken off and reapplied easily. If you want a handful of dried fruit before heading out, you can unseal and reseal them in a snap.
Locking air out will also protect the foods from insects and from moisture that can be reabsorbed by the fruit, which can compromise its flavor and shelf life.
Seal a Smoothie
Jars are perfect for preserving all of your liquid treats, too. Now, you can make a batch of smoothies, vacuum seal them in jars ahead of time and keep however many you want in the refrigerator for the week ahead. If you're an early bird worker, this is a great way to make a grab-and-go breakfast. Try simple recipes like:
- Spinach with coconut milk and grapes
- Kale with pineapple and strawberries
- Oatmeal with raspberries and yogurt.
If you're stopping at the gym later, you could event put a shot of protein powder in that smoothie, too,
Save a sauce
There's nothing worse than letting a savory homemade sauce go to waste. Now, you don't have to worry about your fresh marinara spoiling within a day or two. Lock all the air out in the jar and keep that mixture as fresh as the day it was made.
This is also a quick fix for any jams and jellies you intend to make. Remember, it will be high time to harvest berries, apples and more in the coming weeks. From delicious apple sauce to a sweet strawberry spread, your jar sealer will keep everything fresh and refrigerator ready so you can enjoy that fresh food in the off-season.