A lot of factors affect the shelf life of food: light, heat, humidity, and so forth. But one of the most important factors is the food itself. Some foods simply last longer than others, no matter the storage conditions.
In this video from the Youtube channel, Reality Survival, JJ talks about the top 30 foods that can last up to 30 years when stored properly. The specific ranges and shelf-lives are discussed in the video, as well as some conflicting dates for some of the items.
Foods that are hermetically sealed in either #10 cans or mylar bags with oxygen absorbers have a longer shelf-life than the same foods that are conventionally packaged. Those variances and options are also discussed in the video.
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Here’s the list of the top 30 foods:
- Dried rice
- Dried kidney beans
- Dried pinto beans
- Dried black beans
- Wheat berries (make sure you have a flour grinder)
- Raw honey
- White vinegar
- 100% raw maple syrup
- Ghee (clarified butter that doesn’t require refrigeration)
- Corn starch
- Soy sauce
- Pure vanilla extract (the real stuff, not imitation)
- Apple cider vinegar
- Baking soda
- Chicken bouillon cubes and Beef bouillon cubes
- Raw cocoa powder
- Corn syrup
- Dried pasta
- Instant dry potato flakes
- Tea bags
- Dried lentils
- Brown sugar
- Jell-O (with the sugar added, not sugar-free)
- Dried powdered milk
- Dehydrated hash browns
- Instant coffee
There are 70 additional foods that should also be considered, and the video covers how to get access to that list in addition to other information on foods for long-term food storage. Learn more by watching it below.
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