Bread is the head of everything. This is what our ancestors said. But even today, bread remains the main element of human nutrition. A wide variety of dishes can be prepared from this product, and old bread can be dried on crackers.
Crackers have been used since ancient times as food for the military and sailors. Dried bread slices are light and will not spoil in the heat. But in ordinary families, crackers are used as food additives. In addition, breadcrumbs can be used to make an excellent breading by passing the dried bread through a meat grinder. However, over time, crackers can deteriorate: get wet, moldy, be attacked by parasites. To give a second life to stale bread, you need to know how to store crackers correctly.
How to store crackers correctly
At home, crackers from flour of the first and second grade, as well as crackers cooked without fat, are stored for the longest time. If stored properly, crackers will not deteriorate for several months.
Store crackers separately from fresh bread at a temperature of 0 to 20 degrees.
It is not correct to store crackers in conditions of high humidity, that is, with a humidity of more than 75%. This will cause the crackers to get wet and sour. And too low humidity (below 50%) will dry out the crackers.
Note that dried bread is well stored with a minimum amount of fat. When storing rusks with a high fat content, oxidation processes inevitably occur. Due to the fact that crackers have a porous structure, the interaction with oxygen occurs faster. Oxidation of fats leads to the fact that crackers deteriorate and begin to grow moldy.
Any place where it is clean and dry is suitable for proper storage of crackers.
Bread rusks are best stored in paper bags or cotton bags. However, modern housewives store bread crumbs in bread bins or special containers for dryers and crackers. Crackers are stored worse in ordinary plastic bags. Some women use improvised containers, such as baby food cans, glass jars, or containers for bulk products.
Bread rusks love low humidity and good ventilation. Also, make sure that parasites do not start in the breadcrumbs. Be sure to disinfect the place where the crackers will be stored. It must not be infested with pests. Otherwise, you run the risk of being left without stocks of crackers or contracting some kind of infection carried by insects.