These questions are derived from the LDS Preparedness Manual [links to PDF File]. Specifically, the “Storage Life of Dehydrated Foods” section (pages 115-118). You can find the answers to this quiz on my Facebook page. Good luck!
Q1. Which of the following has the largest effect on the shelf life of dehydrated food storage:
b) moisture content
c) atmosphere product is stored in
d) container product is stored in
e) exposure to light
Q2. For each (approximately) _____ degrees Fahrenheit in temperature drop, the storage life of dried foods doubles:
a) 2 degrees
b) 5 degrees
c) 10 degrees
d) 20 degrees
e) it makes no difference
Q3. You can tell when food is dried to at least 10% moisture content or less because it crisply snaps when bent:
Q4. Why should food not be stored in an oxygen-rich environment:
a) oxygen attracts moisture to the food surface thus speeding up rot
b) it allows the temperature to stay higher inside the packaging which speeds decomposition
c) it oxidizes many of the compounds in food
d) it’s better to store food in an oxygen-rich environment
Q5. Food should never be stored in plastic buckets because they never product a hermetic seal:
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