The Food Storage FAQs
Table of Contents0. Acknowledgements and ForewordI. Shelf Lives: Time, Temperature, Moisture, Oxygen and LightII. The Techniques of Food Storage
This section covers a number of foods that are particularly suited to being included in storage programs along with the various forms they can be found in and specific tips for a number of different food categories.
Grains and Legumes
Got milk? In the refrigerator, right? Milk is a great source of essential amino acids and vital calcium, but in its fresh liquid form it is a highly perishable commodity. Fortunately, milk can be found in several forms that lend themselves to food storage. The various types of dry milks are the best suited to the task.
Buying & Storing Oils and Fats (see above link)
Extending Shelf Life By Adding Anti-Oxidants (see above link)
Alternatives to Breastfeeding (see above link)
Selecting and Feeding an Infant Formula (see above link)
Storing Infant Formulas and Baby Foods (see above link)
Pests of Stored Grains, Legumes and Dry Foodstuffs (see above link)
Control of Insect Infestations (see above link)
Minimizing Molds (see above link)Molds in Canned Goods
Molds in Grains and Legumes (see above link)
Preventing Molds In Grains and Legumes (see above link)
Botulism (see above link)IV. Specific Equipment Questions
Vacuum Sealing Considerations (see above link)
What Is An Oxygen Absorber? (see above link)
How Are Oxygen Absorbers Used? (see above link)
What Is Diatomaceous Earth? (see above link)V. Shelf Lives
Where Can I Find DE and What Type Should I Buy? (see above link)
How Do I Use DE In Food Storage? (see above link)
"How long will this keep?" This is the defining question of food storage. Everything you will read in this work evolves from this central question. The length of time a particular food will remain palatable and nutritious in storage determines its usefulness for our purposes. The fact of the matter is that there are few hard and clear answers. As a result it is not uncommon to find two or more sources who purport to know, but that give conflicting data. The following will hopefully cut through some of the fog.
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