Attention! 7 long lasting ingredients in summer

Attention! 7 long lasting ingredients in summer

Do you guys know ‘water activity?’ Water activity is a number of not relating with protein or sugar, and it can move itself. In fact, this ‘water activity’ and ‘period of keeping food’ is related deeply. That is because you can save food longer if the number of water in food is low.

Summer is hottest reason in a year, so you should choose low water activity food to keep food fresh. Well, this time for women who works in a house. It is ‘Attention of the number of water activity! There are 7 long lasting ingredients in summer.’ What kind of food do you think that water activity?



Attention! 7 long lasting ingredients in summer

 

1 Make it by your self! Dried vegetables

(The number of water activity is 0.7-0.6)


You can make low water activity food even if it already high water activity food. Recently, there are a lot of information about this on a TV or magazine, ‘dried vegetables.’ You can make them at a balcony, so it is popular these days. There are a lot of water in vegetables, but you can save them for long lasting if you dry them.

You should be careful what kind of vegetables you choose that is because there are some vegetables that you can’t dry by yourself. For example, tomatoes, avocado, and bean sprouts. It is difficult to dry by yourself.

 

2 Condensation of taste! Fish boiled in soy sauce

(The number of water activity is 0.8-0.7)


There are some people like ‘why I can save fish boiled in soy sauce for long lasting even it is not like a dry vegetable?’ Actually, they are moist that dried kelp, Chinese mushrooms, and laver fish boiled in soy sauce. But don’t forget what is water activity. It is not how much water does food has, it is how much water can move by itself.

In fact, here is a point of why fish and boiled in soy sauce is long lasting. That is because you add a lot of sugar and salt in it when you cook it. Most of water related with protein or sugar, so there are only that water can move by itself. So you can save it for long lasting.

 

3 Sugaring of fruits

(The number of water activity is 0.8-0.7)


You might not be able to imagine what sugaring of fruits is, but you can imagine a jam right? Sugaring of fruits is like a jam. And the same reason as fish boiled in soy sauce to keep it for long lasting.

Strawberries are easy to get bruised. Sometimes they get bruised that they just touched in a box. But you can save it for a long lasting when you make a jam of it with a lot of sugar. If you lose sugar, it can’t be so long to save it, but it can be so long to save it when you stew it with a lot of sugar.

 

4 Tasty with little bit salt! Dried fish

(The number of water activity is 0.8-0.7)


Japanese people eat dried fish for a long time. There was not refrigerator or technic of frozen in the past, so people thought hard to keep food. The way of making dried fish is ret salt water after took entrails. The water activity become low when you ret it salt water. Dried fish is great food that made old people in Japan.

People could eat fish even if they don’t live near by sea, so old people invented wonderful food.

 

5 Perfect for save and summer lethargy! Japanese apricot

(The number of water activity is 0.8-0.7)


Japanese apricot is best food in summer! You might be able to imagine, but you need to dry if you make Japanese apricot. At first, you can dry extra water. And the Japanese apricot rets salt to relate protein or sugar for water activity.

Also, it is effective to prevent carrion food, so you should put Japanese apricot in a rice ball or lunch box to prevent food poisoning in summer.

 

6 You should definitely choose this! Rehydratable noodles

(The number of water activity is 0.7-0.6)


You might eat noodles in summer, but rehydratable noodles are long lasting than rare noodles. Moreover, you can save food grain as flour or rice for long lasting. It is usually completely dry that rehydrateable noodles dries airy place.

So you can save them for a long lasting if you can’t eat all of them at the same time. Instant coffee and green tea are low water activity, so rehydrateable noodles are also low water activity!

 

7 Jerky and dried sausage

(The number of water activity is 0.95-0.9)


Meat get bruised a day, it can be 2-3 days to get bruised in a refrigerator. But you can save meat to change like a beef jerky to less the number of water activity. This is also the thought of old people. Jerky or dried sausages are little bit high water activity, but you can save them longer than rare.

This is big difference saving in a refrigerator or not. It might difficult to save meat for a long lasting, but jerky or dried sausages dried almost perfectly, so you can save them for a long lasting.

 

These are all about ‘Attention of the number of water activity! There are 7 long lasting ingredients in summer.’

Maybe there are a lot of people didn’t know about ‘water activity.’ There are 2 points to save food for a long lasting. One is ‘dry,’ and the other is ‘add a lot of salt and sugar.’ That is wonderful that old people invented the way to save as much as they could keep longer without refrigerator.

You should keep them in your head that the ways to save food for a long lasting in summer and water activity. It is never loss to know it!

 

Summary

Attention! 7 long lasting ingredients in summer

1 Make it by your self! Dried vegetables
(The number of water activity is 0.7-0.6)

2 Condensation of taste! Fish boiled in soy sauce
(The number of water activity is 0.8-0.7)

3 Sugaring of fruits
(The number of water activity is 0.8-0.7)

4 Tasty with little bit salt! Dried fish
(The number of water activity is 0.8-0.7)

5 Perfect for save and summer lethargy! Japanese apricot
(The number of water activity is 0.8-0.7)

6 You should definitely choose this! Rehydratable noodles
(The number of water activity is 0.7-0.6)

7 Jerky and dried sausage
(The number of water activity is 0.95-0.9)