Storing Dried Pulses.

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divegirl | 10:23 Mon 28th Jan 2013 | Food & Drink
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Good morning,
If I were to buy a mix of dried pulses... Black-Eyed Beans, Chick Peas, Blue & Yellow Peas, Mung & Tic Beans, Maple Peas... How long could I realistically store them for?
I should point out they are not for human consumption.... but for Dave the parrot :0)

Lisa x


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If they are kept dry (so they don't sprout) I would have thought they'd keep for several weeks.
Good morning.
If they are in an airtight container and stored in a cool dark place they should last for years.
Do you want me to send you my "How to Neck an Irritating Bird" instructions again? ;-) xx
Keep in airtight far. We grow a variety of pulses and when dried out they last for at least a year.
Pulses were dried for human consumption to last through the winter so I would think at least 4-5 months -but keep them dry or they will either sprout or go mouldy - use a screw top jar rather than a Tupperware type container as they can cause condensation -and don't keep them in the fridge either.
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Cool, I was hoping for the near on a year answer, I can get a really good price but the smallest bag is 5kg, so will last for him for ages. Once the weather is warmer I have a couple of pots on the patio that we plant for the wild birds to forage in too so they should get used.

Yes please Mrs O...and do you have a copy of 'How to keep your parrot from swinging on the front room lampshade' I appear to have mislaid mine :0/

Lisa x
I wouldn't think twice about keeping them for a year. As long as they are stored in a cool, dark place in a sealed container I don't see a problem.
Providing they are stored properly I think they should last indefinitely

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