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2 Year Old Rye Flour

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RosaryMan

2 Year Old Rye Flour

Hello,


I just found the site.  I haven't done much looking around, yet, but it looks like it'll be a good one.  I was wondering how long can rye flour be stored in the refrigerator freezer.  The expiration date on the bag is Feb. 10, 2009.  The bag is unopened and has been in the freezer the whole time.  The brand is Hodgson Mill.  Thank you.


Michael.....


 



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MichaelH

I live in a remote area where good flour and specialty flours are not available, so when I go to the big city I stock up. As you probably know, whole grain flours that contain the germ will go rancid in a few months unless refrigerated or frozen. I have stored whole grain flours for up to 4 years in our 0 degree F freezer with no problems. Smell and taste the flour. If it is rancid you will probably be able to tell.


Michael

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RosaryMan

I'm not sure about the taste, but it smells like the freezer. :P

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RosaryMan

Thank you.