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Fresh Flour: Storage and Care

Fresh Flour: Storage and Care

Recipes

Fresh Flour: Storage and Care

October 01, 2020


Fresh Flour: Storage and Care

Unlike processed grocery store flour, our freshly milled flours contain all the natural oils present in the whole grains we mill. We don't add anything to your flour to preserve it, unlike common grocery store brands. To get the most out of your freshly milled flour, here's how to keep it at it's best! 

Fridge or Freezer? 
Both the fridge and the freezer do a great job of preserving the integrity of the natural oils found in our flour. What's most important is that the fresh flours are kept cool. Store your flour in the fridge or the freezer for up to 6 months. The flour is perfectly safe and edible after that, but you may find that the flour loses some of its natural flavours and instead tastes a bit like the inside of your fridge. 

No space in the fridge? No problem! Just choose a cool, dark and dry spot to store your flour. In light of space challenges, our flour will be fine stored at room temperature for short periods. We recommend to use your flour within 4-6 weeks for best results if keeping it at room temperature.

What do I use to store it in? 
You can keep the flour right in our bags! Just roll the top down and seal well with a clip. You could also enclose the paper bag within a plastic bag. Or, take it a step further and decant your flour into a large glass jars or plastic canister. 

It's a fairly new idea to preserve your flour in the fridge, but it's an important step to get the most out of your new freshly milled flour. It's such a great way to ensure you'll be taking advantage of all the flavour and nutrition inherent in the grains we mill. 

We recommend that you let your flour come to room temperature if you're doing any kind of leavened baking. If you're baking pies, the cold flour will work to your advantage.

If you have any questions about storing fresh flour, email us at info@flourist.com

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