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How To Store Dried Chiles? Do Dried Chiles Go Bad? | Ole Rico

How To Store Dried Chiles? Do Dried Chiles Go Bad?

1. How to store dried chiles? Do dried chiles go bad?

Dried chiles should be used within 1 year of production. Store in a cool and dry area or in a very tightly sealed jar or freezer bag in the refrigerator. During the time the chiles stay in storage they will keep dry. They will change in color and texture, but they won’t lose their flavor. 

2. What to do if there are bugs in your dried chiles?

Have you ever heard of or seen insects getting into dried chiles? It is true that dried peppers can harbor insects, but do not fear! This happens all the time, mostly with ristras that contain pupae from small moths that hatch and cause consternation. The best way to combat the little creatures is to freeze the dried chiles, store in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar or freezer bag.

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