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Storing rolled oats - in the fridge/freezer?

rworange Mar 3, 2007 05:06 PM

I bought a bag of Bob' Red Mill Organic old-fashioned rolled oats ... whew.

Anyway, the bag says to store them in the fridge or freezer. In all my oatmeal-eating life, oatmeal just stayed in the carton or at most in a glass jar. Does anyone else keep uncooked oats refridgerated?

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    boisedoc Feb 16, 2013 02:31 PM

    Storage in freezer seems to be Bob's policy for all products; they mention both oil spoilage and pest infestation. See: http://www.bobsredmill.com/faqs.html#GP6

    1. sweetie Mar 6, 2007 11:42 AM

      Perhaps because they are "organic" the oil content is higher or the oats are fresher. So they need to be kept in the fridge?

      1. pescatarian Mar 5, 2007 08:33 AM

        Ever since my last crawling rice experience, I keep most of my grains, oats, rice, etc. in the freezer.

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          Lucia Mar 5, 2007 08:30 AM

          I've never had trouble storing them in the cubpoard with a bag clip or in a tupperware.

          1. Rabbit Mar 4, 2007 12:02 PM

            I do.

            My condo is small and I have a space-management problem so they end up there instead of in non-existent cupboard-space. I had no idea this was advised, and always felt it kind of odd. But I can report that it seems to do the oats no harm (although I don't think they're better off either). Maman always kept them in jars.

            1. amyzan Mar 4, 2007 10:45 AM

              Rolled oats are eaten quickly in my house, so I just keep them in the cabinet. Unfortunately, I get around to eating the steel cut variety less often, so those are in a can in the freezer.

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