Oxygen is described as the third most abundant element in the whole universe, whereas oxygen is also needed for our survival. We know it is very hard to survive without oxygen, but oxygen is the biggest enemy if we talk about food. Oxygen is claimed to reduce the longevity of packed foods and many other items that may be stored with excess oxygen.
Oxygen also supports the growth of microorganisms and causes extreme changes in the odour, taste, colour and structure of the packed food products. Here the oxygen absorber takes the stand by safely handling the enclosed packages, decreasing the oxygen level and ensuring an extended shelf-life. However, shelf-life is a key element in the food packaging process to ensure that the freshness and safety of the food are maintained when it reaches the consumer.
An oxygen absorber is primarily designed to prolong the food's shelf-life and prevent changes in the food's colour, taste and odour. It even prevents the packed food from becoming rancid and the growth of aerobic microorganisms such as fungi. An oxygen absorber comprises powered irons, which work to eliminate oxygen within a confined environment. Therefore, an oxygen absorber absorbs the excess oxygen and effectively reduces the aerobic environment to 0% oxygen.
Sorbead India's oxygen absorber- "OxySorb" for food storage, preserves the freshness, flavour and structure by eliminating oxygen from the packed products. Our OxySorb absorbs 98% of oxygen from the product keeping its entire nutritive value intake, and it can be used in vacuum-sealed and manual-sealed packaging.
Some useful features of an Oxygen Absorber.