Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's a matter of ......shelf life



Continuing on with questions that have been sent to me, I received the following question about the shelf life foods that are traditionally stored long-term:


"Plastic 5 gallon Buckets of Wheat, Flour, Oats, Powdered
Milk, etc...--How well do these store? What is the usual shelf life?"
BYU studied the shelf life of long-term food stuffs and some of the results are published at http://providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,7798-1-4224-1,00.html Please note the following reportedly can be stored for up to 30 years when packaged properly: Wheat, White Rice, Corn, Pinto Beans, Rolled Oats, Pasta, Potato Flakes, and Apple Slices. Powdered Milk and Dehydrated Carrots can be stored for 20 years.


In addition, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides recommendations of foods that should not be stored for such long periods of time as they become rancid etc. Please see the following link for further information: http://providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/113951_DryProductsLongerTermStorage_Jun_08_pdf.pdf


Make your plan, and "do it"!

3 comments:

Pancham said...
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Kiersten said...

If only food storage looked like the picture above then we wouldn't have to store it away and we could make room for it in our kitchen with all the cute bottles and colors.

The Little Red Hen said...

I agree with Kiersten!

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