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Old 01-06-2012, 02:44 AM   #11
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Weevils in flour come from insect eggs that hatch. The eggs are microscopic. Flour is now treated to kill most of the eggs. Except organic flour- or flour you make by grinding your own grain. Me- I keep flour in the freezer.

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I have read quite about about food preservation. I have not seen anything about putting an 02 absorber in with rice and, or beans with either salt or bullion in a food saver vacum bag. Do a couple lbs each. To me, seems like it would be good for years if stored in cool dry place.

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I don't know how much this helps, but LDS food prep. says to put dry ice in the bins before storage. The co2 kills any larvae.

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CO2 can help keep the eggs from hatching. FWIW, fresh fruit, like apples and pears, require oxygen in order to ripen. Commercial apple growers use "controlled atmosphere storage"- oxygen has been replaced with CO2 in the air in the storage rooms. Apples go to sleep. When you air out the storage rooms, they go back to ripening.

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CO2 can help keep the eggs from hatching. FWIW, fresh fruit, like apples and pears, require oxygen in order to ripen. Commercial apple growers use "controlled atmosphere storage"- oxygen has been replaced with CO2 in the air in the storage rooms. Apples go to sleep. When you air out the storage rooms, they go back to ripening.
Do people do that for prepping?
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