Are there preservatives in pasta and/or rice noodles which prevent the product from going bad?
Think about it: rice or wheat is harvested.
Sometimes dried in a very disgusting way:
It then gets processed and extruded into cool shapes, packaged, shipped across the globe, stored in warehouses, shipped to stores, purchased, stored in pantries, and then eventually cooked.
How does this stuff not go bad if not preserved in some way?
Doesn't Pasta & Rice noodles contain protein and other stuff that would go bad? (It's not a twinkie after all)
How's this work?