You open the fridge, have a delicious yogurt and realize a tragedy; already expired. I’m sure this has happened to you, as it’s difficult to organize your pantry based on confusing expiration dates.
But Not Everything Is A Sea Of tears, There Is Food That Never Spoils.
So if you’ve gotten tired of throwing away food that you think is good, it’s time for you to know which foods never spoil. Here we leave you we leave you the meals that will last you forever, or until you eat them, at least.
Honey does not expire. It can change color, crystallize, but it will always be safe to eat. If it crystallizes, just open the bottle, put it in warm water, and stir until it dissolves.
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Even if the bag becomes dusty and dirty, the rice inside will be as good as the day you bought it. This applies to white, wild, arborio, jasmine and basmati rice. Brown rice does not have the same luck, since it contains more oil it is more prone to going rancid. Just be sure to keep it in a sealed container so that little animals get into it.
3. White vinegar
You can buy the largest container of vinegar and stop worrying that this expense is a waste. It never will be, as it does not expire at all. So save a little apart, so you will always have on hand for dressings and even to clean your house.
4. Vanilla extract (from the real)
Real vanilla extract, since it is made with alcohol, will stay fresh and flavourful for as long as you have it in your pantry. Imitation vanilla doesn’t work the same way, nor does it last that long. With this in mind, you may want to spend a little more on actual extract as it will last longer.
Table salt, grain, kosher, sea … whatever you have will stay fresh from the day you buy it and into eternity.
6. Cornstarch (cornstarch)
To make it last indefinitely, keep it dry, in a sealed bag in a cool place. So you won’t have to throw it away if you don’t use it for a long time, it will last forever.
The thing with sugar is not to keep it fresh, but to prevent it from turning “stone.” Sugar never spoils because it does not allow bacteria to grow. Just be sure to store it in a sealed container so it doesn’t get any moisture or bugs.
8. Strong liquors
You don’t need to rush to drink that bottle of rum, as this like other strong liqueurs will stay fresh as long as you store them in a dark and cool place. Your collection of bottles (full, of course), could be a heirloom from generation to generation. At most it could lose a little of its aroma but not so much that you stop perceiving it.
9. Raw beans
Beans can last indefinitely. After a year or two of storage, they will take a little longer to soften when cooked, and sometimes they may not soften much, but ultimately they will not lose their nutritional value, so that makes them a long-lasting option.
10. Instant coffee
It’s simple: it will keep forever in the freezer, whether the bag is sealed or not. Super no?
11. Maple honey
Just like coffee, if you freeze it it will last forever. And we thought you should freeze a bit and always have it in your fridge, so you never have to eat pancakes without maple again.