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Storing rolled oats - in the fridge/freezer?

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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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  1. 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.

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

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

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