If you’ve fallen in love with your Nutrimill Grain mill like we have, and you are now wondering how to properly store your grains–well then keep on reading.
Deciding the proper way to store your grains is a lot easier than some might think. Grains typically have a long shelf-life, meaning that no matter how you store them, they are guaranteed to last you quite a while.
However, if you would like to get the most out of your grains, here are some general rules to live by.
Storing Whole Intact Grains
Airtight containers are your best friend when it comes to storing whole grains. Whether it be a mason jar or Ziploc bag, your grains are sure to stay fresh in any airtight solution. When kept in these dry compartments, your grains can last you for up to six months.
The same can be said about intact grains like:
- Wheat berries
- Brown rice
If you want to give your whole grains an even longer shelf life, try storing them in the freezer. Storing your grains in the freezer will slow down the spoiling process and even keep them safe from pest infestation.
Storing Whole Grain Flours
Storing whole grain flours is a lot similar to how you would store whole grains. Generally, when you store flours, they are better kept in the freezer. Similar to the grains, flours last years in the freezer and are also protected from pest infestation here as well.
If you struggle with finding space in your freezer, you can always store your flour in the refrigerator or even the pantry! There’s nothing wrong with storing your flour in the pantry, just make sure it is in an airtight container and not in direct sunlight.
If you have a different method of storing your grains or flour, let us know in the comments!