How to Store Gummy Edibles
Nothing is more frustrating than crafting a batch of delicious edible gummies only for them to go bad before you can finish consuming the entire batch. Thankfully, homemade edible gummies don’t contain artificial sweeteners or preservatives like store-bought candy. However, if you don’t properly prepare and store your gummies, your edible creation can become inedible.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to extend the shelf life of your homemade edible gummies. Not only can one of the LĒVO line of infusion machines help you craft unique, edible infusions, but it can also help you tackle the two most prominent shelf-life killers: moisture and air.
What Degrades the Shelf Life of Gummies?
All edible products have a shelf life. “Shelf life” is a term used to describe how long a food product can be safely stored before it becomes unsuitable for human consumption. Different products have different shelf lives. Shelf life can depend on the ingredients of an edible, how the edible is stored, and the type of packaging.
Two things kill the shelf life of edibles and degrade the quality of a product. The first of these is what makes life on this planet possible: water or moisture. Moisture encourages growth. Unfortunately, when it comes to the safe storage and consumption of edibles, moisture in your final product encourages the rapid growth of potentially harmful mold and bacteria. Low-moisture foods, like dried goods, tend to have a long shelf life. Food with a high-moisture content tends to spoil more quickly and has a short shelf life.
The second element that impacts shelf life is air. Oxygen also makes life on earth possible. However, it can also oxidize many of the components in food and edibles. Oxidation is a chemical process that degrades the quality of food and edibles over time. Think about what happens to an apple when you cut it and expose it to air. Eventually, the cut portion oxidizes, turning brown and wrinkly. Oxidation can produce odd flavors and odors. Food loses its freshness and appeal.
Improving the Shelf Life of Gummy Edibles
The LĒVO family of infusion machines is specifically designed to help you combat the forces that degrade the shelf life of your edible gummies. Unlike other infusion machines, the LĒVO II and LĒVO Lux feature a unique dry cycle. This dry cycle removes the moisture from herb and flower, extending the shelf life of your final edible creation. The LĒVO Lux builds on the success of the LĒVO II and includes a unique Dry+ cycle that more effectively circulates dry air through your chosen infusion material. This extends the shelf life of your product even further.
Another advantage of the LĒVO line of infusion machines is that they feature a magnetic stirring mechanism. This mechanism gently and smoothly churns your infusion. Why is this important? Other products utilize a whipping or whisking mechanism, which aerates infusions. How do you make homemade whipped cream? You whisk heavy cream. Whisking adds air to the product, volumizing it. As such, air can oxidize your food and degrade the shelf life of your edibles.
Leveraging the power of the LĒVO family of infusion machines means you get consistent infusion results and the benefit of extended shelf life for your gummies and other edible treats.
How to Store Gummy Edibles
While your LĒVO infusion machine does most of the work, don’t forget that how you store your gummies can also impact their shelf life. To extend the shelf life of your final product, keep your edible gummies in an airtight, food-safe container. Glass jars with tight-fitting lids are a good choice for storing edibles and preventing them from being exposed to air and moisture. Food-safe silicone containers are also a smart choice. You can also extend the shelf life of edible gummies by placing them in airtight containers like resealable plastic baggies or food-safe plastic containers with lids.
The temperature at which you store your gummies can also impact shelf life. Gummies stored at room temperature will generally last several days. Keep gummies in a pantry or cupboard away from heat sources, direct sunlight, and moisture.
Keeping your edible gummies in the refrigerator can extend their shelf life by one to two weeks. If you don’t plan on consuming your gummies within a week or two, consider storing part of your batch in the freezer. Edible gummies can last for months if properly wrapped and stored in the freezer. Before eating, slowly allow your gummies to defrost. Sudden temperature changes can impact the taste of your candy.
To make storing your gummy candy easy, LĒVO offers a Gummy & Candy Silicone Mold set. The set comes with two food-safe silicone gummy molds, complete with matching lids to help keep your gummies safe from the air. The kit also includes two droppers to make filling your molds super simple and less messy.
The LĒVO All Accessories Bundle is also a great way to help keep your edible creations fresh. It comes with silicone molds and lids in addition to custom-fit baggies with a heat sealer. Not only can you keep your edibles fresh, but you can also package them for sharing.
Don’t let your hard work or your hard-earned money go to waste. Count on the LĒVO line of infusion machines to help you extend the shelf life of your edible gummy candy and prevent spoilage. Our infusion machines are engineered to decrease the amount of air and moisture in your infusion. You get consistent results every time, meaning you don’t have to worry about your final creation going rancid before you have the chance to enjoy it.
For more tips on how to create and store the perfect edible gummy, consider joining our exclusive Facebook group, The LĒVO Love Club. It’s a space where LĒVO owners come together to share helpful tips and hints for making the most of the LĒVO C, LĒVO II, and LĒVO Lux machines.
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