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What Types of Food are Best Stored in Mylar Bags?

Topics covered in this blog:
  • Long shelf-life foods

  • Oxygen-sensitive foods

  • Dry foods

  • Freeze-dried foods

  • Dehydrated foods

Preparing for an emergency situation means that you have to take the necessary measures to ensure the survival of you and your family. One important aspect of prepping is storing food and supplies which can sustain you for an extended period of time.

Food storage has come a long way since the days of cans and jars. Nowadays, Mylar bags are fast becoming a popular choice for food storage. In this blog post, we will discuss what types of food work best with Mylar bags and why they are a great choice for long-term food storage.

Long shelf-life foods

Mylar bags are ideal for storing foods with long shelf-lives such as grains, dried beans, and rice. These foods contain less moisture which makes them less prone to spoilage or going bad. When stored in Mylar bags, they can last for several years without the need for refrigeration.

Dry foods

Foods that are dry or powdery in nature are great for storing in Mylar bags. This includes things like powdered milk, baking soda, and dried herbs. The thickness and seal of a Mylar bag ensures that these types of foods stay dry and free from moisture, insects, and other contaminants.

Oxygen-sensitive foods

Oxygen is the enemy of food preservation, as it can lead to oxidization and spoilage. Foods such as nuts, seeds, and flour are oxygen-sensitive and can quickly become rancid if exposed to air. With Mylar bags, you can remove the air and keep your food fresh for much longer, thereby preserving its nutritional value.

Freeze-dried foods

Freeze-dried foods are a popular choice for preppers, as they are lightweight, require no refrigeration, and have a long shelf-life. They are also packed with essential nutrients that the body needs during a crisis situation.

Storing these types of foods in Mylar bags will ensure that they retain their flavor, texture and nutrients and stay air-free and free from moisture.

Dehydrated foods

Dehydrated food items like tough jerky, apple pieces, banana chips, and other fruit drying can be stored in Mylar Bags. Dehydrated meals such as soup and chili that are adequately dried, can be stored in these bags too.


Mylar bags are ideal for long-term food storage as they are airtight, durable, and able to protect your food from oxygen, moisture, insects and other contaminants. While different types of foods have different storage needs, many food items such as freeze-dried and dehydrated meals, long shelf-life foods, oxygen-sensitive foods, and dry foods all work well with Mylar bags. Just remember to properly label and store your bags in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and rotate your stock every few years. By doing so, you can be confident that your food will be preserved for future use, whether it's part of your preparedness plan or just good practicality.

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