Oxygen Packs aka Oxygen Absorbers

Oxygen Packs aka
Oxygen Absorbers


300cc Oxygen Absorber Pack300cc Oxygen Absorber Pack

Life Support for
Jars, Bags, Bins, and Buckets

Life Support for
Jars, Bags, Bins,
and Buckets

It's important to use oxygen packs, or oxygen absorbers as they're also known, when vacuum-sealing your fruit and vegetables after dehydrating and conditioning.

Tuck a 100cc oxygen absorber inside the vacuum bag just before you vacuum seal it, or drop an oxygen absorber in the mason jar just before screwing on its lid.

If you're using a small jar, use a 50cc oxygen absorber.





Why Use Oxygen Absorbers?

The oxygen absorbers protect dry foods from insect damage and extend the shelf life by preventing mold growth which eliminates the need for additives like BHA, BHT, and sorbates, etc.

The oxygen packs are non-toxic, which is good to know, as they are in-contact with our food!

Why Use
Oxygen Absorbers?

The oxygen absorbers protect dry foods from insect damage and extend the shelf life by preventing mold growth which eliminates the need for additives like BHA, BHT, and sorbates, etc.

The oxygen packs are non-toxic, which is good to know, as they are in-contact with our food!

Various Sizes For The Right Application

Various Sizes For
The Right Application


100 pk of 100cc Oxy Packs

These little oxygen absorbers are readily available in different sizes, such as the 100cc, 300cc, and 2000cc. The reason for different sizes depends upon what size container your dehydrated foods are placed in.

For a quart-sized jar or vacuum bag, use a 100cc oxy-pack (shown here and at the bottom of this page).

For a 10" x 14" Mylar bag, use a 300cc oxy-pack (very top photo).

For storage bins or buckets, use 2000cc oxy-pack (not shown).

Pink Pill = Good
Blue/Purple Pill = Bad!

When the 100-pack of oxy-packs first arrives, BEFORE OPENING IT or putting it away,
I'll immediately check for the little pill in the bag.
It MUST BE PINK.
If it's BLUE/PURPLE ... that's not good.

When the 100-pack of oxy-packs first
arrives, BEFORE OPENING IT or
putting it away, I'll immediately
check for the little pill in the bag.
It MUST BE PINK.
If it's BLUE/PURPLE ... that's not good.

Oxy-pack pink pill good
Oxy-pack purple pill bad

Blue/Purple Pill In The Packet = NO GOOD

Blue/Purple Pill In
The Packet = NO GOOD

It turns BLUE/PURPLE when the pill has absorbed oxygen, therefore telling you that the contents of the shipment are probably no-good. So before you OPEN that shipped package, check for a pink pill. If it's blue/purple, return that shipment unopened for a replacement order!

If the pill is good, I'll open the new 100-pack bag, and take out 5 quart-size vacuum-sealer bags. Place 20 oxy-packs from the 100-pack bag into each of the quart-size vacuum-sealer bags, and immediately vacuum seal them.





5 Bags Each With 20 Oxy-packs Inside

5 Bags Each With
20 Oxy-packs Inside

oxy pack - cut below the seal

So I now have five quart-size bags with 20 oxy-packs in each of them. The pink pill from the original bag can go into one of the five bags – no need to throw it away, we can use it up! The reason for doing this is because I don’t want to continually open and seal the same bag to take out one or two oxy-packs, it would soon ruin the other oxy-packs with air infiltration before we even get a chance to use them!

Cut Just Below the Old Seal

Cut Just Below
the Old Seal

When I'm ready to use an oxygen pack, I simply cut along the bottom of the seal at the top of the bag, as shown here, by the white dashed line.  Cut as straight as you can and as close to the old seal as you can – then I remove as many packets as I need and put them in the dehydrated food bags that are waiting to be vacuum sealed.

Below the Amazon ads are notes about resealing bags.


100cc Oxygen Pack being resealed

Reseal Opened Oxy-pack Bags
Immediately After Use

Then straight away, I'll re-vacuum and seal the oxy-pack bag (see photo).

I can re-seal one of the oxy-pack bags about four times ... and if I've any remaining packets and the bag gets 'too short' to reseal, I'll put those remaining packets into a new bag and vacuum seal it!

Reseal Opened
Oxy-pack Bags
Immediately After Use

100cc Oxygen Pack being resealed

Then straight away, I'll re-vacuum and seal the oxy-pack bag (see photo).

I can re-seal one of the oxy-pack bags about four times ... and if I've any remaining packets and the bag gets 'too short' to reseal, I'll put those remaining packets into a new bag and vacuum seal it!




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