The quality and freshness of food are key factors to good health and well-being. Nature offers a perfect spectrum of nutrients: vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates that give energy, boost stamina and enhance mood. When stored at the right temperature and humidity, foods retain their delicious freshness and flavour for much longer period of time. We will discuss how this works on today’s article.
After a long day at work, you need quick and easy to prepare food and if possible, lesser or no preparation at all. Great news because that’s exactly what you get with fresh fruits,and a tasty portion of vegetables! What’s more, not only are they quick and tasty treats, they also enhance your mood! However, to preserve the vitamins and nutrients that they contain, you’ll need to have the right storage environment at home. Food’s shelf life is determined firstly by its freshness, and then by the temperature and humidity at which it’s stored. For these reasons, Liebherr has developed its BioFresh technology – which lets you store food at just above 0°C, with the support of high-precision technology.
Targeted humidity for specific foods
Humidity regulation in the BioFresh drawers makes it possible to set the humidity in DrySafes or HydroSafes individually. DrySafes with low humidity (dry climate) are ideal for storing meat, fish and dairy products.
Meanwhile, fruits and vegetables are optimally stored, unpacked – in the BioFresh HydroSafe. Fruits and vegetables have high water content, and should be preserved during storage. When the HydroSafe is compactly filled, an environment with a humidity level of up to 90% is created, so the moisture in the food is retained, keeping it crisp and fresh for much longer period of time. Kiwi fruit stored in a BioFresh HydroSafe retains its delicate flavour, vitamin content and appetising appearance for 80 days, compared to only 40 days under normal storage conditions. An alpine cheese stays fresh for 10 days in a normal refrigerator compartment, but for an incredible 110 days in a BioFresh DrySafe!
BioFresh app provides helpful information about food and storage
The BioFresh app provides free information about foods and food storage, and is suitable for use on many smartphones and tablets. The app tells you everything you need to know about foods and their vitamin content, and gives shelf life comparisons for conventional refrigeration versus BioFresh storage.
The detailed presentation allows you to quickly and easily access all kinds of information about fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products. The vitamin and mineral contents of 130 different foods can be viewed by simply tapping the screen, and you can search your favourite foods or products that contain specific vitamins. Links to the app store, and information about devices to which you can download the app, can be found on our app overview page.
If you prefer printed information, our brochure ‘Extending shelf lives, a quick guide‘ is ideal. This useful guide clearly and concisely explains the benefits of vitamins and minerals and our daily requirements. Many foods are featured in a table, which is divided into categories (e.g. fruits, vegetables, cheese, dairy products, fish and seafood, and meats), and which provides a quick overview of vitamin and mineral contents, as well as shelf life. Helpful tips on how to best store foods are clearly set out together with an impressive comparison of shelf lives for conventional refrigeration versus BioFresh storage.
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