Storage of Pre-Packaged Foods

What do I need to do to store pre-packaged foods like beans and rice, and noodles?


You didn't mention whether you plan to store them short-term or long-term.

Defining short-term would be storage, as in the cupboard or pantry, for 3 months to a year.

Long-term food storage would be up to 30 years, depending on the product and if it is properly packed for long-term storage.

Heat, moisture and light are the enemies of food causing deterioration and loss of nutrients.

So if you're just buying small packages of beans, rice and noodles - just use them in everyday cooking and keep them dry and put away in a cupboard. They will be fine until used up.

Check out Food Shelf Life, scroll down the page to the paragraphs about Dry Food Staples and Breads, Cereals, Flour and Rice for more detail.

I hope I've answered your question sufficiently. If not, feel free to write again.

Thank you for your question.


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