Quinoa is a seed crop known for its nutritional value. It has been consumed for thousands of years in South America, although it only reached “superfood status” a few years ago. It is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but doesn’t contain any gluten, making it an healthier alternative to other grains such as rice and oats. Quinoa can increase metabolism and reduce appetite significantly, making it a popular weight-loss product.
Stored properly, uncooked quinoa can last for along time. When shipping quinoa, it must be kept dry and packed in air-tight container to protect the grains from moisture, exposure to air and insects. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship quinoa. Read more →
Rice is one of the most popular and nutritious food in the world. There are numerous varieties of rice but are typically classified as long-, medium-, and short-grained. Rice has a long shelf life and doesn’t spoil easily as long as properly stored.
Heat, air and moisture are the enemies of rice and other grains. When shipping, rice should be stored in airtight containers with tight-fitting lids or closures. Plastic containers, aluminum canisters or Ziploc plastic bags can be used, as long as they provide air-tight seals. The seal helps to maintain freshness and will keep the grains from absorbing moisture, odors and flavors from the environment. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship rice and grains. Read more →
Bacon is cured meat usually made from belly, side and back cuts of pork. After curing in brine and flavoring, bacon is either sold fresh or smoked. It can come in slabs or thinly sliced. Known for its rich sweet and salty flavor and crisp texture when fried, bacon is a breakfast staple and is also popular ingredients in sandwiches, salads, and other dishes.
Packing bacon for shipping depends on what type is being sent. If the bacon is slow smoked and salt-cured, it may not need refrigeration as long as delivered immediately. For fresh bacon, however, refrigeration or freezing is recommended to prevent spoilage. To be safe and ensure freshness while shipping, bacon is best shipped with dry ice or cold gel packs. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship bacon. Read more →
Meringues are light, airy and sweet confections made from whipped egg whites and sugar. They come in a variety of flavors and can be either very crisp and dry or have chewy insides and crunchy exteriors. Meringues are good on their own or can be used as components of various other desserts including pavlova and Eton mess.
Colorful and tasty, meringues are excellent gifts for any occasion. While delicate and fragile, these delightful treats can be safely shipped as long as they are packed in airtight containers to protect them from impact and keep them fresh. Here are some tips on how to ship meringues and other delicate pastries. Read more →
Some food requires freezing or refrigeration to keep their freshness and prevent spoilage. These perishables can be safely shipped as long as they are delivered in the shortest amount of time possible and contained in a package kept below 40 degrees F. Here are 9 helpful tips when shipping food that require refrigeration that will help ensure that your package of goodies arrives fresh and edible.
Ship frozen or refrigerated food early in the week or before holidays. This will help avoid the risk of your perishable package getting held in a warm warehouse over the weekend or holidays. Read more →
Apart from being delicious, peanut butter is a popular food item because of its numerous health benefits. It is packed with fiber which helps in weight loss; energy-boosting proteins; monosaturated fats which is good for the heart; and a bevy of other nutrients that is simply good for you.
It is good straight off the spoon or simply spread on bread or fruits. It is also a tasty ingredient to baked goodies or savory dishes. However, not all peanut butter are healthy. Some commercially available brands may contain ingredients and additives that help prolong shelf life but may not be good for the body. Read more →
Gummi candies, also called gummies or jelly sweets, are popular types of candies made from gelatin and has fruity flavors such as raspberry, orange, strawberry, pineapple, and lemon. Gummies also come in a variety of shapes including bears, rings, worms, frogs, snakes, hamburgers, cherries, sharks, penguins, hippos, lobsters, octopuses, apples, peaches, oranges, and many others. Gummy bears were the first gummi candies ever made.
These candies are popular to both kids and adults because of their chewy consistentcy, fancy colors and fuity flavors. Some manufacturers also fortify their products with Vitamin C and other minerals to motivate consumption by picky eaters. They are also made from easily available ingredients and can be prepared at home. Read more →
Potato chips are thinly sliced potatoes that are deep fried or baked until crunchy. They are usually seasoned with salt and other flavorings such as herbs, spices, cheeses, and artificial additives. Apart from snacks, potato chips are also popular side dish to sandwiches, burgers, fried fish and other food.
Following concerns about the nutritional content of store-bought potato chips, many health conscious individuals are now preferring homemade chips which contains less salt, have no preservatives, and fried using healthier oils. Read more →