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help with storing dried food
Wed 2-Jan-13
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eileen54
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Hi I have been looking at a few sites on storing dehydrated food in preperation of receiving my dehydrator. some say that soft dried fruits need to be stored in paper or cloth bags. is this right or can i store them in airtight jars such as cliptop kilner jars

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Wed 2-Jan-13
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Don't know what recommended practice is but mine get stored in old coffee jars, kilner jars, etc jars  not had any problems with them.

 

I did have problems with storing them in plastic boxes, for some reason.

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Wed 2-Jan-13
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Kilner jars all the time. They look good and go on forever. Guess I have a fairly quick turnover so never aware of a problem with dried fruit. A cloth bag would not work as I often have mousey guests in my pantry!

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Kilner jars just look the biz don't they?

I'd agree with Aly - Kilner jars every time. ok

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I'd go for kilner jars, if there's any damp around, then cloth and paper bags just wouldn't work, surely mould would develop?

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thanks i have everything else in kilner jars. it said that pliable fruits still have some moisture in them and the paper bags allow them to breathe.

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Thu 3-Jan-13
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...and go mouldy...

Thu 3-Jan-13
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I store in jars too and if I want to make absolutely sure about things I put dried rice in there with them. I often have seeds with a bag of dried rice tied up in a cloth in the jar with them.cheers

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That's good advice Joanna ok - hadn't thought of that. doh

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Sun 6-Jan-13
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Can't claim any credit for that, I got the idea from Real Seeds. Mind you I think I have read it somewhere else a long time ago, but no idea where.

Sun 6-Jan-13
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Rice is a very useful thing - I like to put the Maldon salt through the salt mill, and it tends to get sticky in humid weather - when that happens I just pop a few grains of rice in, and that absorbs the moisture and gets things running freely again. I don't know where it goes, since it never seems to come out with the salt!

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I just store dry goods in a very well ventilated room however if keeping in the kitchen any tub will do if you can get your hands on those little packets of dessicant - just add one to the top of the container and the products stay fresh for ages (I have year old sundried tomatoes stored this way that are just fine).

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