The average American household tosses away 617 pounds of food a year! And a lot of that is due to a common problem: freezer burn.
Meat that is freezer burned will have fuzzy grayish-white spots on the food's surface. It's not harmful, but it gives food a bad flavor, dries it out and toughens it.
It doesn't take long for freezer burn to develop! It'll happen by incorrectly wrapping food, leaving it exposed to air and moisture. The solution? Eliminate that air and moisture!
One of the best ways is with a helpful money-saving gadget called a vacuum packaging system. Commercial ones are commonly used by food manufacturers and markets, but you want one designed for home use. There are a load of them available in several sizes, so find one that fits your particular needs.
You simply put the food in the specially designed plastic bag or canister, insert it and, in an instant, it's sealed. The nice thing about these is that besides storing leftovers, they're great for when we buy in bulk and want to freeze our food in smaller portions. Plus, we can preserve seasonal foods like fresh fruit and veggies at their peak and enjoy them later on. They'll still taste great!
There's no need to throw away our food and our money due to freezer burn. Uh uh! Seal everything tight and right, and everything turns out..."OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"