How to Preserve Food for Years Using Sun Drying and Other Natural Methods

Natural food preservation methods
  1. Hi, lots of helpful information here, thank you. In #4, you mention white rice but not brown rice. Can you explain?

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for asking. White rice is highly processed and is stripped of the natural bran rich in oil and germ. Brown rice only has the hull (protective coating) removed. It still contains bran and germ, which are susceptible to going rancid in much shorter time period than white rice. This is because rice bran contains oil rich in fatty acids, such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, which are susceptible to oxidation.

      You can still store brown rice in mason jars in some dry place, but you should be aware that this is only a solution for couple months – usually 6 months – and you need to check it for rancidity before preparing it. Refined and oil-stripped white rice can last for years in dry storage.

      Hope this answers your question :).

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