Each housewife strives to regularly make food supplies for a week or two in advance. But sometimes the products are consumed at a slower rate, which is why they soon become unusable. Poisoning is an unpleasant thing, so you need to carefully monitor the freshness of food. However, there are products that can be purchased with a margin without fear that they will deteriorate, because they have an almost eternal shelf life.
1. White rice
After conducting laboratory tests, scientists came to the conclusion that even after 30 years, white rice remains as nutritious and valuable for the body as fresh. However, for this you need to follow one rule - to correctly store the product in suitable conditions. A dry container with no air flow is ideal. But the brown rice variety does not stand out for longevity at all.
One of the most valuable natural products. He was respected at all times, once he was even credited with magical qualities. Just imagine, the oldest honey is 5,500 years old and still good for human consumption. At least, this is the opinion of scientists.
Salt has always been considered one of the natural preservatives due to its ability to extend the shelf life of products. And all this is due to the fact that it can absorb moisture. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that the salt itself has no expiration date. The exception is iodized product, which deteriorates after 5 years.
4. Soy sauce
Even an open bottle of sauce is kept cool for many years without losing its original qualities. This is most likely due to the presence of a large amount of salt. And if we take into account the ideal combination of "long-liver" with white rice, then the food supply is ideal.
Sugar can also lie practically forever without the risk of being spoiled. One important condition is no air access.
6. Dry beans
The same group of scientists who tested rice for longevity also tested dry beans. Unlike rice, beans after 30 years lost a little in their valuable and nutritious composition, however, they still remained usable. “Age” in no way changed the protein structure of the product, it also did not affect the degree of digestibility in the human body.
7. Maple syrup
A very useful sweetener also pleases with its shelf life, although it is slightly inferior in this indicator to honey. In addition, as scientists say, this syrup is absolutely not afraid of mold, which forms on the surface of the sweetness. If such a misfortune suddenly happened, then the syrup just needs to be poured into a saucepan and boiled over low heat, then carefully remove the mold, and pour the processed product into a clean container for further storage.
8. Powdered milk
The product may not be the most delicious, but it is very nutritious. In addition, it can be stored for a very, very long time.
9. Dried meat
Indians and sailors-pioneers of the New World knew firsthand that jerky perfectly survives transportation and does not spoil for a long time. Today, jerky is a popular product that is kept in stock just in case.
10. Strong alcohol
Over time, alcoholic beverages can slightly change their taste and become more bitter, and the liquid tends to evaporate. All the same, the shelf life of alcohol exceeds the life of a person.
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