To keep dry products such as flour, groats or spices fresh for a long time, you need to take care of their proper storage. So what kind of containers and packaging to choose , tofacilitate the organization of space in kitchen cabinets and loose products retained their properties, taste and smell?
Storage of products such as flour
Flour is an essential product at home. It is the main component of dishes such as pancakes, dumplings, with its use you can make pizza dough and bake different types of cakes. Therefore, it is worth knowing how to store it properly. Flour does not like humidity and high temperatures, which can lead to the development of microorganisms. So remember to always store flour in dark, cool and dry places. The following packaging will work great glass containersbut plastic or ceramic containers are also a good choice. However, remember to close the container tightly after pouring the flour and after each use. The most airtight containers for loose products are equipped with lids closed with a metal clip and a rubber seal. This type of products are not only practical but also aesthetic. Containers for products such as flour are available in different capacities and shapes, so you can choose one that will fit your kitchen. However, the question arises How long can you store flour in a food container? For rye, it’s 4 months; for wheat types 1400, 1850 and 2000, 3 months; and for wheat types 450, 500, 550 and 750, 5 months.
Glass jars and containers for spices
Spices are a perfect complement to any dish. However, in order to preserve their intensity and aroma it is worth taking care of proper storage. Cool, dark and dry rooms are the best for this purpose. It is also necessary to pour spices from the original paper or plastic packaging to a glass container or jar. It is a good idea to have a good deal of the same. If you have a lot of spices, you can also set them in a visible place, for example on a special rack or spice box. Such colorful spices will be a great decoration in the kitchen. But remember to use stickers to label which jar contains which spice. You don’t want to confuse sweet smoked paprika with chilli or salt with sugar, do you?
Storing loose groats
Groats are an extremely healthy and tasty addition, and sometimes even the base of many dishes. As with flour, they should be placed in an airy, dry and cool place. Powdered groats are best stored in a plastic box with a tight lid or in glass containers. Bagged groats can be stored in their original packaging. The same rules can also be applied to rice. Buckwheat, barley and pearl barley can be stored for 9 months in such plastic food containers, and semolina for 5 months. It’s also worth thinking about buying or making stickers with information about what kind of groats are in each container. However, when choosing plastic packaging you should be careful whether the type is suitable for contact with food. Some plastics contain harmful substances such as bisphenol.
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