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Bay Leaves in Flour?

11 years ago

I have 20 lb bags of flour, unopened and 3 10 lb bags of rice.

I like buying these things on sale, and I make bread, carrot cake, etc.

A friend said I should put bay leaves in them to keep the bugs at bay. I'm overly cautious, probably in opening the bags, putting the bay leaves in and sealing it. My fear is once they are opened they won't last as long, or the critters will get in.

Do you put bay leaves or something similar in your flour and rice when storing? I know some people freeze it, but I have too much too freeze. I keep my whole-wheat flour and quinoa in the freezer though as they are smaller packages.

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