In daily life, rice is an essential food for home, but if rice is not well preserved, it is easy to grow insects or even deteriorate. Do you know how to preserve rice and how it is not easy to grow insects? Let's go with Xiaobian.
How can't rice grow insects in summer
Put some quicklime in the rice VAT to absorb moisture. Quicklime will absorb water to become mature lime. With this feature, quicklime can be placed in a sealed jar to keep the jar dry. In this environment, things are not easy to mildew. Moreover, hydrated lime is alkaline, and the calcium generated by it can denature the protein, kill bacteria and fungi, and have the effect of insect repellent.
Note: lay some quicklime on the bottom of the rice VAT, and then lay a layer of plastic cloth on the top, and then put rice to avoid eating by mistake. Generally, quicklime is not easy to get. What should I do? In fact, I can accumulate some preservatives in snacks and put them in rice, which has the same effect.
It is a good way to keep rice in low temperature, such as refrigerator. Low temperature can reduce the oxidation of rice oil and the breeding of rice insects. Place the rice in a closed plastic bucket or bag and refrigerate it.
Note: rice can't be taken out and stored at normal temperature after being put into the refrigerator. Because the temperature change will make the rice surface absorb moisture, moisture is easy to deteriorate. And the temperature in the kitchen is relatively high. Don't hoard too much rice at home at one time, or you can avoid the taste of old rice getting worse.
3. Remove bran.
In summer, the climate changes greatly, the temperature is high, the humidity is high, the rice bran is easy to get sticky, which leads to the growth of insects. After entering summer, it is suggested that the rice to be stored should be screened again to remove the fine bran and store in a ventilated place, so as to avoid insects.
4. Dried pepper
Prepare several clean small gauze pieces, each of which is wrapped with a little dried pepper shell, and then put them in the rice tank or rice bag after binding, respectively placed in the upper, middle and lower positions of the bag or rice tank to ensure the effect on the whole bag of rice. In addition, the rice bag can also be soaked in the boiled pepper juice for 10 minutes, dried and then used to pack rice, which can also effectively prevent insects.
Prickly ash can repel insects because it is a natural antioxidant with a special fragrance. Rice insects are very sensitive to smell, and they are even more afraid of this special smell.
Note: it's better to use the new pepper, which has strong smell. After a period of time, the taste of pepper becomes light, so we need to replace it with a new pepper gauze bag.
Put some white wine in the bottle and open the lid. Then insert the bottle containing white wine into the rice, the mouth of the bottle will be exposed, and then store it in a closed rice VAT. Alcohol gas volatilized from liquor can prevent rice from mildewing.
The dried kelp has a strong water absorption capacity, which can play a role in killing insects and inhibiting mold. It is also very good to put some dried kelp in rice. The ratio of rice to dried kelp is about 100:1, which is taken out and dried every other week or so, and then put back into the rice VAT. This method can be used repeatedly and can effectively prevent rice from mildewing and insects.
7. Dried wormwood
Wormwood is a plant with special smell, and the effect of insect repellent is quite good. There are many kinds of wormwood. As long as it has smell, it can be used to prevent insects. Put one layer of dried wormwood every 15 cm grain layer, divided into three layers, and put several wormwood plants on each layer.