we love our rice fresh and vacuum sealed
We harvest once a year at the end of the Monsoon season, October-November
Low volume overseas shipments once a quarter
We mill and pack about 4-8 weeks prior to shipping. Our 'best before' date is set 12 months after milling.
always store rice dry and cool
Then any type of pigmented rice, not vacuum sealed, can be stored for around 18 months.
If vacuum, shelf life is extended while rice can hold up to 36 months.
The reason is that due to lower oxygen levels insect infestation and microorganism growth is nearly impossible. Fragrance preservation is an additional benefit.