How can I properly store food

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Whenever possible, eat freshly prepared food. If you store food, keep it covered to protect it from flies and other insects, and dust.

Food keeps best if it stays cool. The methods described below cool food using evaporation (the way that water disappears into the air). Put the food in shallow pans for more complete cooling.

Women in the community can teach others about which local foods keep well and good ways to store them.

  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
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