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Moisture, an Enemy of Food Storage

The second enemy of food storage, I want to discuss is moisture.  This includes problems with high humidity as well as the more obvious ones.  The best, but most expensive solution is to store your food in a climate-controlled room.  Unfortunately, most of us don’t have this option for all of our storage.

Whatever area you store your food in; make sure that it stays dry (don’t laugh I have seen people store food in a leaky shed, thinking that the containers would protect the food).  Don’t set your food directly on concrete; allow an air space between the food and the concrete.…

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Enemies of Food Storage

The first rule of food storage can be summed up in the acronym HALT.  It stands for the four enemies of good food storage.  These are Humidity, Air (oxygen), Light, and Temperature.  This is the basis of all food storage

To get the maximum storage life of your food you need to protect it from these four enemies. This will also preserve the maximum amount of nutrition.

  • Store your food at constant temperature of between 40 – 70 degrees.
  • Protect your foods from exposure to moisture and high humidity.
  • Protect your foods from exposure to oxygen.
  • Store your foods in a dark area or opaque containers.
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