How to store flour without insects and lumps: useful tips

By Daniil PiskunJun 12, 2024 10:05 AMFood Life hack
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How to store flour without insects and lumps
How to store flour without insects and lumps. Source: valleyfoodstorage.com

Learn how to store flour properly to keep it free of insects and lumps. These simple tips will ensure its quality for all your baking needs. SSPDaily has prepared the best options for storing flour.

Sealed containers

Flour should always be stored in an airtight container that creates a barrier to insects and pests. Another important step is to store flour in a cool and dry place, as moisture can cause lumps to form and attract insects.

Freezing and bay leaf

Freeze flour for at least 48 hours as this natural method eliminates any potential insect eggs or larvae. Adding bay leaves to the flour container is another effective tip as it naturally repels insects.

In addition, you should avoid storing flour next to strong-smelling products such as spices or detergents, as flour tends to absorb odors.

Cloves and chalk

Sprinkle a few whole cloves inside the flour container as their natural strong scent repels insects. In addition, a small piece of chalk placed in the bottom of the flour container helps prevent lumps from forming by absorbing moisture. It also acts as an insect repellent.

Finally, make sure to protect the flour from temperature extremes. Do not place it near warm appliances or in direct sunlight, as these factors can lead to lumps and attract insects.

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