Written by Karen Bates (last updated May 1, 2020)
Bread is one of the most timeless and delicious foods there is. Bread comes in a huge variety, and can be eaten as a dessert, in pudding, as part of a sandwich, toasted, just plain, and in multiple other ways. You can make and find wonderful breads that use many kinds of flour and come in all shapes, colors, and sizes.
Although a lot can go into the process of making fine breads, what you might not think too much about is storing the bread. This is an important matter, however, since how well you store the bread can impact the bread's taste, texture, and shelf life. Whether you work in a bakery, make a lot of bread at home, or even just enjoy a loaf of store-bought bread, you should know the best ways to store bread.
There are several options for storing loaves of bread, but one of the best ways is using a bread bag. A bread bag is designed especially for keeping breads tasting great for as long as possible, and if you deal with large quantities of bread then you will need plenty of these bags.
For commercial use, you should stock up on a large quantity of plastic bread bags. This type of bag will keep bread fresh while showing off your product. Plastic bread bags are available in various sizes and quantities, using different kinds of plastic. Some allow the bread to stay crispy (for hard breads) by allowing moisture to exit the bag through tiny holes. Other bags are designed to keep breads soft with plenty of moisture. The bags can also be helpful if you do a lot of baking at home—just order a smaller quantity to suit your particular needs. Remember to get twist ties as well so you can close the bags securely.
Another type of bread bag is a reusable bag. Reusable bags are great for anyone who buys bread (or makes it) often and needs a way to store it. These bags can be made of cloth with plastic inside to keep your bread in and ideal environment, and are re-sealable, which will help your bread stay fresh.
You can find whatever type of bread bags you need at the store or online. Ordering online can be very convenient, since it allows you to compare prices, quantities, and research the bags to find what will work best for you. The right bread bags will keep your delicious bread tasting fresh.
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