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Storing Grains, Legumes While Preserving the Most Nutrition

I am a strong believer in food storage and have been for well over 40 years.  One thing that I have learned during that time is that you always seem to keep food longer than you originally planned.  This can occur for several reasons.  You fail to properly rotate your food because of outside distractions or you are just too busy with life.  This especially applies to storing grains, legumes, which are normally packaged for long-term storage and may not be something we use everyday.

Therefore, I want them to have the most possible nutrition when I open them.  Lately I have seen blogs that advocate just storing your grains in plastic barrels or buckets and saving money by not using Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. …

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Lentils

lentils

Lentils are a legume and commonly come in three main varieties: brown, green and red.  They are easier to prepare than most other legumes.  They cook much faster than beans and normally don’t require soaking.  Lentils with husk remain whole with moderate cooking; lentils without husk tend to disintegrate into a thick purée.  Lentils are high in protein and fiber and low in fat, which makes them a healthy substitute for meat.

Dried lentils can also be sprouted by soaking them in water for one day and then keeping them moist for several days.

About 30% of their calories come from protein; lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any legume or nut, other than soybeans and hemp.  …

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A Food Storage List

With all that I have written on food, I don’t think that I have ever posted a  list showing what I think you need to store, if you intent to live on it for a year or longer.  food storage The following list is not all-inclusive but is a good starting point.  I have limited the list to food items only.  The amount of food that you store will depend on several things.  How long a time are you planning on living on your storage?  How many in your family?  How heavy eaters are you.  I know there are many recommendations and I have made some myself, but the bottom line is you need to make up your own mind on how much food you store.…

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