COVID-19 Pandemic is said to be the worst era in the world since World War II.
Lockdown imposed around the world to prevent this pandemic, people are trapped in their homes and the outside world is completely closed.
The shutdown also affected food supplies. In such a situation, people, especially those living away from home or in hostels, had only one recourse to eat ready-made or canned food, but what if this food also went inadequate to eat?
Experts say that if food is well preserved, then it can be kept healthy for years with all its nutrients.
Any food is spoiled by germs in it. If the bacteria are not allowed to grow in the food then it can be used at any time.
How can food be kept safe?
Man has been trying different recipes for centuries to keep food and drink safe for a long time.
For example, food has been stored by drying, adding salt or sugar, using chemicals or in sealed containers.
Michael Sulu, a food expert at University College London, says keeping food dry is the best way to go. Drying food stops the growth of bacteria in it.
Keeping food in an airtight container can also cause many bacteria to thrive in low air. Meat, for example, is damaged by anaerobic bacteria and these germs thrive on low oxygen.
It can also be preserved by adding salt to food, but this method is not very effective. It cannot be used in all kinds of food but meat can be dried and salted for a long time.
Even a thick layer of sugar can keep food for a long time.
In fact, pure sugar does not allow any kind of bacteria to grow. That’s why candy, chocolate or more sweets can last a long time.
But as soon as other things like nuts, milk, or eggs are added to the sugar, the age of the food decreases.
Thousands of years old method
McDonald’s Big Mac Burger is probably the only example of the most popular and preserved food in Iceland.
There, the burgers were kept in a glass box that limited the amount of air and added preservatives that prevented the bacteria from growing.
They can be kept in supermarkets for a long time. This is why food preservatives are added to these foods that do not allow food to rot.
Sugar Made Tonki is a popular breakfast and can be used at home for a long time.
Honey contains almost no water and contains natural preservatives that do not allow bacteria to thrive.
Samples of the world’s oldest honey have been found in the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt and in the tomb. The way food is stored today is more or less the same as it was thousands of years ago. By pressing into the ground or placing in ice
High-fat products such as oil, butter and ghee can also be stored for a long time. Bag butter is a special type of butter with yeast.
In Ireland and Scotland, 4,000-year-old containers of butter have been found buried in swamps.
It is believed that the ancients buried butter or animal fat under certain rules or beliefs. Or it may be that the fat was buried in a swamp to protect it from thieves or to be used for a long time.
It is also said that the older the wine, the better it is.
The world’s oldest wine bottle has been found in an ancient Roman tomb in the German city of Spire.
This bottle is about 1700 years old but the wine in this bottle has not been tasted till today. Also, the oldest bottles of champagne are 200 years old and still taste great.
If the meat is kept in a very low temperature or ice, it can be eaten for many days.
The bodies of many large elephants, large animals, have been buried in the snow for centuries, and their bodies or flesh were in perfect condition when the snow was removed.
They didn’t even change colour, but as soon as the snow melted, they began to change. However, it is difficult to keep fish in ice for a long time.
Prolonged freezing in the ice causes a number of chemical changes in the fish’s muscles that cause it to lose its flavour.
But today is the age of technology so it can be saved for a long time with the help of technology.
Today the world is going through a difficult time but life is still going on.
If a similar situation arises in the future and the supply of fresh food is completely cut off, the stomach can be filled with dried food kept at home or packaged food from any supermarket, even if it has been kept for a long time.