More people than ever are using whole-wheat flour instead of white flour. While it may seem contrary to conventional wisdom, you shouldn't keep flour in the pantry or in a container on your kitchen countertop like Mom did. The wheat germ in whole-wheat flower can go rancid very quickly, so once you open the bag, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator or freezer to help keep it fresh much longer. Airtight containers are critical: Flour, like baking soda, absorbs odors easily.
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