Storing flour properly can help to ensure that it stays fresh and maintains its quality for as long as possible. Here are a few tips for storing flour:

  1. Keep it in an airtight container: This will help to protect the flour from moisture, humidity, and pests.
  2. Store it in a cool, dry place: Flour should be stored in a place that is away from heat and humidity to prevent it from going rancid. A pantry or cupboard that is not near the stove or oven is a good option.
  3. Use it within six months: Flour has a shelf life of about six months, so be sure to use it up before then to ensure that it is still fresh and of good quality.
  4. Label and date the container: You can use masking tape and a pen to label the container with the type of flour and the date you opened it.
  5. Whole wheat flour should be stored in the refrigerator: Whole wheat flour contains oil that can go rancid if exposed to heat or light. So it’s always better to store whole wheat flour in the refrigerator or freezer.