All of Community Grains’ flours are milled 100% whole-grain. This means that our flours contain the entire wheat kernel, including the endosperm, bran, and germ. Whole-grain flours are rich in nutrients, especially those found in the germ. However, the germ also contains oil which causes whole-grain flour to go rancid more quickly than its white flour rival. To keep your flour as fresh as possible we recommend following our storage tips:
- Keep your flours in a cool, dark, and dry environment — The colder and darker the environment, the longer the flour can be stored.
- If you go through flour quickly (1-3 months) it can be stored in your pantry in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag.
- If you plan to keep your flour for over 3-months, its best to put it in a freezer-safe bag in the back of your freezer to avoid exposure to light and changes in temperature.
- Trust your nose! Our flours should stay fresh for at least 6-months. After that, give it a smell to make sure it hasn’t gone rancid.