6 Foods

You Should Never

Vacuum Seal

Cheeses like Brie, blue, goat, ricotta, and mozzarella are apt to mold in an airless environment.

Raw Onions and Garlic

Vacuum-sealed onions and garlic spoil faster than if you’d never sealed them at all.

These vegetables include cabbage, broccoli, kale, radishes, bok choy, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and arugula. To safely vacuum seal them, you first have to blanch them and let them cool thoroughly.

Cooked mushrooms, however, are fine to vacuum seal.

Raw Bananas

One way to avoid their rapid decay is to freeze them first. Once frozen, you can safely vacuum seal bananas in that preserved state.