Bulk Dry Food Storage & Ingredient Bins
Looking for Cambro ingredient bins for your restaurant or food-service business? Here at Rapids Wholesale, we offer a Cambro ingredient bin that is perfect for storing flour and grain and other foods or ingredients ideal for bulk storage.
Bulk Food Storage Containers
Foods such as flour and grain need to be stored properly (preferably in airtight bulk food storage containers). Grain storage, in particular, involves more than just using a suitably sized receptacle. Moisture and high temperature are two important factors that affect grain quality while in storage because both moisture and temperature can cause rapid decline in the germination of grain as well as its malting quality (depending on how you are going to use your grain for your business) and many other characteristics. Needless to say, grain must be properly stored because improper storage will cause its quality and—in turn, its price—to deteriorate.
In the case of flour, proper storage is essential because it is prone to infestation by weevils and other insects as well as the fact that it becomes rancid fairly quickly.
It is not advisable to keep flour and grain in their original containers, which can either be plastic bags or sacks. A better option for storing flour, grain, and similar foods that need to be bought in bulk for the restaurant or any food-service establishment is bulk food storage or dry food storage containers.
Properly Storing Bulk Food Ingredients Using Dry Food Storage Containers
Aside from making sure that you store your flour or grain in bulk dry food storage containers, there are a few more pointers that might prove to be useful for you. First, consider the shelf life of the food item that you want to store in bulk. For instance, different types of flour have various shelf lives, depending on the type. All-purpose flour can be used until up to eight months, corn flour can last until one year, flaxseed flour is good for up to three months, masa harina can be stored for a year, and oat flour can last up until three months. Although these are all approximate estimates, it is important that you store your flour in a dry and moisture-free environment, using a dry food storage container.
In the case of grain, bear in mind that high-moisture grain should not be stored for the long term, even when using bulk food storage bins. When high-moisture grain is stored for a longer period than its estimated shelf life, molds might develop. Aeration, however, can slow down the rate of deterioration of high-moisture grain, but it can only do so much. Most importantly, though, try to inspect your grain frequently when stored in a bulk food storage container. When doing the inspection, you or your food-service staff should focus on looking for any traces of mold or insect infestation.
Cambro Food Storage Available Here at Rapids Wholesale
Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can get restaurant food storage containers manufactured by one of the best brands in the market today, Cambro.
Our Cambro ingredient bin is perfect for any ingredient or food that is designed to be stored in bulk, like grain and flour, for instance.
Featuring a hygienic clear sliding lid that reduces handling and allows for quick content identification, our Cambro ingredient bin also has three-inch casters that feature excellent stability and weight-bearing capability. The clear cover also allows for instant identification and slides back for quick access. All our commercial ingredient bins from Cambro feature an FDA-approved polyethylene body with bolted-on casters as well as an S-hook for hanging a scoop conveniently in front of the bin.