[Sca-cooks] My problem cooking lentils

Nick Sasso grizly at mindspring.com
Sat Oct 20 13:10:16 PDT 2007

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Thank you for all your good suggestions, folks. I'm thinking.... old
lentils - I do have a tendency to keep storable food *too long*...
But how old is too long? 6 months? a year?  I have a sinking feeling
that I've had these lentils over a year. (If you can't remember when
you bought them.....) > > > > > >

Your storage time is really just one factor.  How long they've been sitting
in the warehouse and then the grocer's shelf will be probably a bigger
impact.  3 months on your shelf is a small part of the life story of that
tiny protein disk.  A year is probably too long since dried beans and
lentils and such are really rather inexpensive.  But, airtight, cool storage
of good product from a decent volume vendor could last a year or more.  It's
about time and temperature stress as always.

niccolo difrancesco

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