Methods of preserving vegetables
HOW TO PRESERVE VEGETABLES
DIFFERENT WAYS OF PRESERVING VEGETABLES
Preserving vegetables makes them available during the months of the year when these are not produced. The main types of conservation of vegetables are:
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- Fourth generation vegetables: These are vegetables preserved in vacuum plastic bags or trays ready to be consumed directly. Previously, the company has cleaned and chopped the product. Subsequently the oxygen has been removed and the product has been packed in nitrogen that prevents the formation of microorganisms.
With this, the consumer can have a fresh and prepared food to be eaten cold in salads, so only oil and salt must be added.
There is abundant variety of lettuces, endives, carrots, celeries, etc. on the market available using this method of vegetable preservation. Equally interesting are combinations of various vegetables that can be eaten raw or cooked without having to prepare beforehand. It is therefore a way of preparing vegetable in a healthy way that saves a lot of time to people who do not have much time to cook.
The main disadvantage for consumers is that its price is higher than that of fresh or frozen vegetables.
Unlike tinned products, this type of vegetables have not undergone any cooking process, thus they have all the vitamins of the original plant. However, to maintain all its properties, it is important to keep them in the refrigerator without becoming frozen (hold on about 2 or 3 � C). Their preservation time is shorter than that of the frozen ones, since they should be eaten within a week.
At the moment the bag is opened, they must be consumed as quickly as possible since they lose their protection and may develop bacteria or molds.
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