Sunday, January 9, 2011

Week 2 of the 2011 Food Storage Challenge

Week 2 $10 challenge

3 kgs sugar and 1 box salt

Week 2 $20 challenge

5 kgs sugar and 1 box salt

We are storing sugar now because due to the floods in Qld, the prices are about to rise. Sugar is also used in our food storage as an ingredient in lots of things (including bread) so is a good one to store.

Salt is used as a seasoning. About 1/4 of a tsp is good for you (per day), and we are so used to having some salt in our food that it would taste very bland if we suddenly had to cut it out because we were using food storage.

The best salt to purchase is one with Iodine. Some people's bodies cannot tolerate Iodene though, and if you can't, store something else. You can also store things like chicken salt, rock salt or dried herbs instead as a seasoning if you already have a supply of salt, for variation purposes as well.

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