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Does flour go off?

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UncleEbenezer
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Re: Does flour go off?

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Postby UncleEbenezer » May 13th, 2022, 9:36 pm

johnstevens77 wrote:When I was chef instructor on the Hilton Cruise ships on the Nile,(1982), the flour was stored in wooden boxes on deck and was always full of weavils.


Methinks seafaring folks take them for granted ...

Billy Budd wrote:We're off to Bermuda,
The Sultan of Judah
Can eat barracuda,
Including the weevils and all.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAE2PeqKngA

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Re: Does flour go off?

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Postby redsturgeon » May 16th, 2022, 10:44 am

Weevils probably increase the protein content...possibly a good thing. :D

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Re: Does flour go off?

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Postby pje16 » May 16th, 2022, 10:49 am

That's a tasty thought
(food for thought perhaps) :lol:

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Re: Does flour go off?

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Postby john10001 » May 16th, 2022, 10:59 am

If you are thinking of long-term storage then it would be better to store the grains in a seal air-tight container and mill them as you need them.

For flour, you can extend the life by vacuum sealing it. I would first freeze it to kill any potential bugs and then vacuum seal it afterward. You might then extend the life and best before date of the flour.

It is not a bad idea to do right now!

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Re: Does flour go off?

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Postby UncleEbenezer » May 16th, 2022, 11:00 am

redsturgeon wrote:Weevils probably increase the protein content...possibly a good thing. :D

John

An inevitable response in my family to any "fly in my soup" quips.


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