I just received a very large box of New Mexico dried red chili peppers as a gift. How can I store them long term, i.e., in what type of container (glass, plastic, box) and for how long? Thank you very much.
Even dried pods are susceptible to mold and insect infestations. They probably are only partially dehydrated. If you can bend on and it doesn’t break, it is not totally dry. The best method for preserving is to double bag them in zip bags and freeze them.