for Oxygen Absorbers
What Are Oxygen Absorbers?
There are many types of Oxygen Absorbers to
cover a wide array of applications. Oxygen absorbers are usually a mixture of
iron powder, sodium salt (table salt) and activated carbon (charcoal) powder.
Iron powder is the primary component, while sodium salt acts as an activator,
causing the iron particles to rust, effectively reducing the oxygen level in the
surrounding atmosphere to approximately 0.01% when used properly. Activated
carbon acts as a gas absorbent and catalyst, further preserving products and
removing unsavory odors. While Oxygen Absorbers are not edible, they are not
toxic. No harmful gases are created and they do not remove the fresh smell and
taste of the product.
What Do Oxygen Absorbers Do?
Oxygen Absorber Packets remove oxygen from
airtight containers to below 0.01%, according to Food Industry standards, when
used as directed. Upon exposure to air, iron in the packet immediately absorbs
oxygen and breaks it down into harmless iron-oxide which is safely contained in
the packet and does not contaminate the food.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Oxygen Absorbers?
- Extends shelf life
- Prevents growth of aerobic pathogens and
spoilage organisms, including molds
- Eliminates the need for additives such as
BHA, BHT, sulfur dioxide, sorbates, benzoates, etc
- Significantly improves keeping qualities
of polyunsaturated fats and oils
- Helps retain fresh-roasted flavor of
coffee and nuts
- Prevents oxidation of spice oleoresins
present in spices themselves and in seasoned foods
- Prevents oxidation of vitamins A, C and E
- Extends life of pharmaceuticals
- Use with gas flushing / vacuum packaging
to absorb virtually all oxygen and absorb any oxygen that may permeate the
- Flour and grain items
- Pasta and noodles
- Dried fruits and vegetable
- Spices and seasonings
- Nuts and candies
- Coffee and tea
- Whole fat dry foods
- Pharmaceuticals and vitamins
- Medical diagnostic kits and devices
- Birdseed and pet food
- Artwork and book preservation
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Oxygen absorbers from sorbentsystems.com.
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