Tips to store rice in a safe manner

Rice is an important staple grain for many people around the world. Rice is considered to be the most widely consumed staple food in a large part of the world, especially in India. It is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans. Rice complements almost all cuisines and this is exactly why it is so largely consumed in our country.

White and brown rice can be stored for long periods of time after purchase. The reason behind their extended shelf life is that they are not highly perishable items like other dry goods. Refrigeration or freezing them will not reduce their freshness or spoilage value, but it can extend the life of products by keeping them at a specific temperature. It’s important to keep these kinds of grains as dry as possible to prevent any molding during storage.

If you are storing your rice for a long time, then one can use Bay/Neem leaves inside the storage containers to get rid of bugs. Or simply put Cloves in the container and avoid infestation of the bugs in your stored rice.

Rice can be stored in a freezer if infected with bugs and be cleaned later to make a pile of rice bugs free. If nothing else works, keep the stored rice under sunlight for sometimes and let the bugs crawl away. It is the most convenient way of keeping your stored rice safe if it’s already infested with bugs.

Rajendra rice and general mills is one of largest exporters and manufacturers in India.

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