Q: What kind of food can be kept for a long time and where should it be stored?
A: Thats a big question. Lots of foods will keep well. Pastas keep a long time as long as they are sealed well so they dont get bugs. I always store the packages in a resealable freezer bag.
Ground grains, such as flour, meal and rice, will keep a long time. Seal them in plastic bags or store them in the freezer to keep them bug-free. Whole-grain flours such as whole wheat and rye should be frozen so they dont get a rancid taste.
Most oils will keep for months in a dark place, although refrigeration will guard against rancidity.
Dried beans can keep a very long time. However, you cant keep them indefinitely they eventually get so dry that they wont soften completely when you cook them.
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