What is the shelf life of flour?

trixietxNovember 19, 2011

I usually go through flour pretty quick, but I have some whole wheat and better for bread flour that I have had for awhile. I just don't know how long it lasts. I don't store it in the freezer.

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Flour keeps 6-8-months, possibly up to 12-months, at room temperature (70-degrees F.).


Here is a link that might be useful: Food Storage

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 3:05PM
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Thank you very much!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 4:13PM
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I just bought some KA flour with a 10/29/12 "best by" date, so I'm guessing a year sounds about right.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 5:19PM
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beachlily z9a

Whole wheat has a much shorter shelf life because of the wheat germ. I'd give it a good sniff before using it. It goes rancid.

I'm in FL so I keep it in the freezer (that side of the freezer will have to be emptied because of cooking ahead for the big day). Hope the weather turns a bit cooler.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 8:49PM
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after trying to find out which long storage food kit may fit my needs, I review four of them there, possibly this can help.

If anyone think about family safety, have food reserve for each of family member is must and freeze dried food with 25 years shelf life IMHO is one of the best choices for long storage.

Of course if anyone know better choices, I think that all of us would like to hear about alternatives.

Kind regards,
Survivalist Dude

Here is a link that might be useful: Freeze Dried Food Review

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 2:25PM
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Hope you survive a food shortage better than you survived English class.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 2:54PM
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Survivaldude, is English not your first language? What country are you from?

It is generally frowned on here for spammers to join up only to promote their own websites. I see you joined yesterday and made an off topic post promoting your website. Are you going to participate here or just promote your website? Are you selling something?

    Bookmark   November 21, 2011 at 8:58PM
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happyday, I know that first message with link to web page may look like spammy, but I tough that is better share something useful with community as just say plain "hi".

I have garden, generally fruit trees, some flowers and old northern grapes, not much, but enough for our family eat some bunches of tasty self grown grapes at autumn and if year is good, also make ten or a bit more bottles with wine from leftovers. Some topics on wine making bring me there.

Yes, English is not my first language as You note, but I try :)

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 1:58AM
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