Does Flour Go Bad?

Does Flour Go Bad?

Flour can go bad after six to eight months, if stored in the pantry. Flour can be kept for years in an air-tight container in the freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

The enemies of flour are heat, light, moisture and pests. Keep flour sealed in a plastic bag with the air squeezed out, or keep it in a sealed glass jar. Store flour in a cool, dark place such as a cupboard. If the kitchen is too warm, store the flour in the refrigerator or freezer. Do not store flour near strong-smelling foods, such as onions or garlic, as it can absorb the odors.