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Interesting, but mostly common sense. Unfortunately the grains and pulses that don't keep are the ones that are already infested when you buy. I recently bought some Arborio Rice which I put into an air-tight container. Just a few days later it was filled with tiny white wriggling grubs. It had to be chucked! I have experienced the same with lentils.
Excellent article. A shame Mylar bags are so expensive to buy in this country.I have a sack of organic flour this winter and need to divide it up for storage now.
When I bring something home from the store, I always freeze it for a few days. This kills any eggs that might be in the product. When I get around to it, I thaw it out and vacuum pack it and it keeps well. I really don't like to think about how many vermin and insects get into our food.One time I dehydrated banana slices and packed them in ordinary zip-lock freezer bags. In storage, they attracted some kind of a flying insect that had a long body and transparent wings. Those bugs actually ate holes in the bags to get to the bananas and then the bananas started absorbing moisture from the air. I lost them all. So, no more do I store things in bags. In my opinion, vacuum-sealed jars are the only way to go for things you aren't going to keep in the freezer.