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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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Storing Grains for Long Term

I have been storing grains for well over forty years using what was the most current method at that time.  The first buckets of wheat I stored were in five-gallon square metal cans with a friction lid.  We put bay leaves in there to help keep the insects out.  Many years later when these cans were opened, the wheat was still in good shape, although some would not sprout.  However none of the wheat went to waste, some was used for animal feed.

Later many people started to put dry ice in the bottom of the metal cans or food grade plastic buckets, this worked well. …

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