Benefits of Using Mylar Bags
1) Oxygen Protection
Regular plastic bags and Ziploc plastic bags in seeps oxygen back into food products and does not provide any light protection compared to Mylar Bags. Oxygen and sunlight can cause discoloration, loss of taste, compromise product freshness and allow insects to breed.Mylar Bags provides an effective oxygen barrier to help preserve your food longer while maintaining its freshness. The thicker the Mylar Bag, the lower the oxygen transmission rate.
2) Light Protection
Some types of food are more sensitive to light. When exposed to light, the temperature of the product can increase. Oil based products such as nuts, biscuits, crisps, and chocolate will be more vulnerable to rancidity and discoloration.Mylar Bags that are 4.0 and above can completely block out the light. By keeping light out, the product can stay cooler and reduce the risk of rancidity.
Most foods absorb odor, which affects the taste of food products and viability of your food storage. Plastic and paper absorb odor which can affect the quality of your food storage.Mylar bags are laminated to aluminum which creates an oxygen barrier that prevents contamination against odor and gases.
4) Moisture Protection
Moisture can destroy your food when in storage. Dampness created by moisture can cause mold, fungus, insects, and bacteria to thrive and negatively affect your food.
Mylar Bags are laminated in several layers with aluminum foil and are waterproof. Food stored in a properly sealed Mylar Bag would remain completely dry from any external water source.