Saturday, April 17, 2010

Food to Storage Container (Conversions)

Have you ever bought something in bulk and wondered how many #10 cans, mylar pouches or 5 gallon buckets you would need to store it all?

How about trying to figure it out the other way around?
Like how many cups of rice are in a 20 lbs. bag?


Well not anymore!
The following list was compiled from the Lindon Storage Center, and it converts bulk products (like beans, dry milk, rice, wheat, oats, flour and more) to the appropriate sized storage container.

LINDON HOME STORAGE CENTER


BULK PRODUCT
to
STORAGE CONTAINER CONVERSIONS




BULK WEIGHT CONVERSION TO:


PRODUCT
BULK WEIGHT
BAG/BOX (LBS)
#10 CANS
MYLAR POUCHES
5 GALLON BUCKETS
# OF BAGS OR BOXES IN A 5 GALLON BUCKET

BASICS
1
BEANS, BLACK
25
5
4
1
1.5
2
BEANS, PINTO
25
5
4-5
1
1.4
3
BEANS, WHITE
25
5
4
1
1.4
4
MILK, DRY NONFAT
25
6-7
5
1
1.1
5
RICE, WHITE
25
4-5
4
1
1.5
6
SUGAR
25
4-5
4
1
1.6
7
WHEAT, RED
25
4-5
4
1
1.5
8
WHEAT, WHITE
25
4-5
4
1
1.5

OTHERS
9
APPLE SLICES
15
12
9-10
2
0.6
10
CARROTS
25
9
7
2
0.7
11
MACARONI
20
6
5
1
1.1
12
OATS – QUICK
25
10
8-9
2
0.7
13
OATS – REGULAR
25
9-10
8
2
0.7
14
ONIONS, DRY
35
13
10-11
2
0.5
15
POTATO FLAKES
25
14
11
2
0.5
16
SPAGHETTI
25
6
5
1
1.1

SHORTER-TERM STORAGE
17
BEANS, REFRIED
25
10-11
9
2
0.6
18
COCOA MIX, HOT
25
4-5
4
1
1.5
19
FLOUR, WHITE
25
5-6
5
1
1.3
20
FRUIT DRINK MIX
25
4-5
4
1
1.6
FYI: There are ~3 quarts in a #10 can and ~4 quarts in a Mylar pouch.
One gallon = ~1.33 #10 cans and = ~1 Mylar pouch.

And the following website will convert lbs. to cups, so you can figure out how many lbs. to buy if you want to do it that way.
(found here).

Happy Storing!

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