Preserving Cereal

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by benJAMMIN, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. benJAMMIN

    benJAMMIN Guest

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    How would I go about "preserving" breakfast cereal. Ones like cheerios, fruit loops, frosted flakes and others. Do I put them in buckets or vacuum seal them?
     
  2. netandtim

    netandtim Well-Known Member

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    I would think that vacuuming sealing would crush the cereals. Is there a specific reason you would be taking them out of the original plastic bag? Otherwise, I leave mine in the factory bags, making sure they are well sealed (gently squeeze a new bag, does it hold firm or leak a bit of air?).

    You could empty all the boxes into a single mylar bag, seal it and toss into food-safe 5 gal bucket, add an oxygen absorber and then seal the lid on.

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  3. TechAdmin

    TechAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Cereal already comes sealed. They usually have expiration dates of about 2 years after production.
     
  4. C.Winslow

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    My kids always roll up the cereal bag and shove it bag down into the box. Then close the box with the preset tabs. I have quickly learned that this does not keep the cereal fresh for very long at all. The best thing to do is empty out the contents of the cereal into a storage sized ziplock bag, or a gallon sized air-tight tupperware.