The rainy season has arrived and it is time to enjoy the pleasant weather. Many people love the rainy season, but along with the pleasant weather comes high humidity and humidity in the air. It not only causes skin and hair problems but also affects the shelf life of food items.
Grains and pulses are spoiled due to moisture stored in the air during monsoon. They are easily attacked by insects. No matter how carefully grains are stored in an airtight container, moisture and humidity often spoil food items.
If you’re worried about your grains this monsoon, try these simple hacks to protect your grains and pulses.
Turmeric has a very strong smell that repels insects. Add 4-5 bales of whole turmeric and keep it in a grain box for long and safe storage.
If your seeds are infested by insects, you can use a teaspoon of mustard oil to clean them. Add a teaspoon of mustard oil to the grain and then keep it in the sun for a while. Insects disappear on their own.
Like turmeric, garlic also has a very strong smell. Placing garlic in the grains does not kill the worms. Dry a few cloves of garlic and put them in dal, rice and flour boxes. This will keep your grain safe even during monsoons.
Keep in the sun
To avoid moisture, it is important to keep grains and lentils in the sun regularly during the wet season. By exposing the grains to sunlight, you release the moisture and therefore, the insects disappear on their own.
Neem has antiseptic properties, which repels worms and insects. Dry some neem leaves and keep them in an airtight container along with the seeds. You can also use it in semolina and peanut flour to prevent spoilage.