Friday, September 10, 2010

How to Store Pasta, Dry Pack Canning.

(Image courtesy of seattlemet.com)

There are so many fun types of pasta that can be obtained.  Look at all the fun shapes and sizes in the beautiful image above (courtesy of seattlemet.com). 

I have been asked by more than one person the following question, "how do you store dry pasta?"  Well, depending upon who you read, the answer varies.  If you choose to store it in it's original package, some manufacturers state 1-2 years.  Certainly you should protect it from light, humidity, heat, and vermin.

However, if properly packed, it can last  up to 8 years.  This is according to Provident Living.org.  This can be accomplished by using Dry Pack Canning.  If you live near a Family Home Storage Center, or if your local Ward or Stake has a Dry Pack Canner, you can do this easily.  Be sure to include Oxygen Absorbers as well.    

Although the Family Home Storage Centers are run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nearly anyone may have the opportunity to use these facilities.  To learn each center's location and contact information to answer this question about the local requirements to use the facility and other questions, please see this Link.  

If you are interested to know what it looks like and what serving in a Family Home Storage Center is like, please see this very 'home grown' video below.  I really like the Brother who is teaching the family.  He is kind and very patient!.

 


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