Kitchen Tips: Worried about getting insects in rice? Follow these tips to store

Kitchen Hacks: It is a common tradition in Indian households that we store ration for the whole year. Especially, we collect the annual grains like wheat, pulses, rice and oil for the whole year. While storing them at home, a lot of precaution is taken, but it has been seen that even after making many security arrangements, sometimes insects get caught in the grains. Today we are going to tell you some tips to prevent worms in rice.

Actually, by storing rice for a long time, small insects (mites) fall in it. To protect rice from these insects, small tips can prove to be very useful.

Use airtight container
Many times we bring a sack of rice and put it directly in the box, but there is a fear of spoiling the rice. Never keep rice in any polythene or vessel. They should always be kept in an airtight container. The risk of rice getting spoiled due to wind increases. Having an airtight container also reduces the chances of moisture getting into it. With this rice can be stored for a long time.

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use neem
Neem has insecticidal properties. It is also a traditional way of preserving grains. After keeping the rice in the container, put neem leaves and some dried chilies in it. The rice stored in this will be safe for a long time. This will also eliminate the risk of mites in the rice.

black peppercorns
In addition to standing red chilies, black pepper seeds can also be used to protect rice from insects. This also greatly reduces the chances of getting insects in the rice. It can also be kept with neem

use the fridge
It has been seen many times that even due to the heat, insects fall in the rice. If you do not have much quantity of rice, then it can be filled in an airtight container and kept in the fridge. Due to the coolness, insects will not fall in the rice. (Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general assumptions. Hindi news18 does not confirm the same. Please contact the relevant expert before implementing them.)

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