When people think about food preservation, the first thought is usually the freezer. There are so many other ways that food is preserved that we never think about! Jerky, for example is considered just a food but in reality, the word jerky is defined as, “meat that has been cut into long strips and dried.” That is an extremely simple definition compared to what most people think of! If you were to hand a strip of plain, dried meat to the average person and tell them it is jerky, they would likely argue the point!
The goal of food preservation is to remove the conditions that will allow bacteria to grow and therefore spoil the food. By removing air, moisture, warmth, and light, bacteria will have a hard time growing and your food will last longer. In this article, the different kinds of food preservation methods are given, along with the explanation of why they work and a bit of the science behind it. Once you understand how it works, it seems a lot easier to begin learning how to do it yourself. Learn some new skills and save money on your food bill!
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