IT’S a battle for your biscuits, flour, pasta, breakfast cereal and your Super Me — and the enemy lurking in your pantry is ready to put up a fight.
Warm temperatures are ideal conditions for pantry moths to breed and these tiny insects are capable of destroying an entire cupboard full of dry food in a matter of weeks. Keep reading to see how we suggest you protect your Super Me!
Pantry moths LOVE natural foods, especially when they are milled into a powder.
The bad news: If you haven’t noticed them, you’ve probably eaten them, or at least their crawling caterpillar offspring.
“They’re serious pests in flour mills and bakeries, so it’s almost guaranteed you’ve eaten bits of them from time to time,” Australian Museum entomologist Dave Britton said. And the good news: “They won’t hurt you.”
Moths are everywhere and there is the potential for them to fly anywhere into the food production cycle from growing, supplying, processing, packing, warehousing to transporting.
Manufacturers have measures in place to trap moths (e.g pheromone attractant on sticky sheets) but the odd one can still make it through.
Super Me is made with 22 natural vegetable foods, loved by humans, but also by moths. We suggest storing Super Me in the fridge or eating it within one-month, once opened.
On the flip side, some people say you should consider eating bugs intentionally. There is a growing bug food industry that is eager to show you that insects can be scrumptious super nutritious and sustainable food.
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