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These Five Foods Don’t Have A Shelf Life

In our modern times of artificial preservation, these five natural foods defy the space-time continuum and keep unspoiled through the ages.


Discovered in the tombs of ancient Egyptian pyramids were found pots of honey, all of them several thousand years old but still edible today. The honey had been covered securely in their pots, which definitely played a contributing factor in its seemingly eternal shelf life.

Since honey is a sugar, its chemical properties allow it to suck up moisture in the most dry of areas, where organisms that could spoil the honey would not be able to survive in.

Dried Rice

Dried rice is a nearly inexhaustible food source, and can be eaten for any meal of the day, any time. This is why survivalists stock up on the Asian food, because it enjoys near timeless qualities and retains its neutral taste.

Salt & Sugar (Brown or White)

Salt and sugar both enjoy a relatively eternal shelf life, although sugar won’t last as long as salt. Just be sure not to contaminate either one, or you’ll certainly ruin a beautiful thing. Salt can also be used to preserve other foods, so keep that in mind the next time you need to pack dried meat.

Powdered Milk

Milk lasts just a few days, but powdered milk? Powdered milk is forever. Or at least for many years, if contained properly. Keep it in an airtight container, and you might just be amazed at its ability to keep.

Wheat & Oats

Kept in a dark, cool location, wheats and oats will last an incredible amount of time. If you find yourself relying on them, they can provide a nearly endless amount of recipes to provide your meals with some variety.

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