Many of us at home have a special storage room where we store food that is not going to have in the near future. But if you keep a fairly large number of provisions, it becomes quite difficult to monitor shelf life and constantly replace spoiled food.
Fortunately, food listed in this article, you will never deliver such problems. Of course, provided that you comply with all the rules for their storage. The best way to save any of these products – to keep them in an airtight container in a dry, dark and cool place. And then they would be suitable as food for many years, perhaps even centuries and millennia, and in almost unchanged condition retain their nutritional properties. We chose ten products that can be stored virtually forever.
Honey, still in edible condition even after a thousand years, is found in ancient Egyptian tombs. It is able to be stored indefinitely due to the fact that it contains antibacterial substances. Besides honey contains virtually no water in its composition, which makes it of little habitat of microorganisms. Over time, if the honey is not pasteurized or raw, it can change the color and crystallize, but still remain safe food product.
Sugar can be stored indefinitely, whether white (refined) he or brown (with a dash of condensed vegetable juice). However, this product is sensitive to moisture. Absorbing it, the sugar can be crystallized easily in one large piece that will have to break with a hammer. Just make sure you store it in an airtight container to prevent moisture ingress.
A bag of rice can be covered with a century of dust, but the grain inside it forever retain their nutritional properties. However, this statement refers only to white rice. The shelf life of brown rice severely limited because of its oily membrane.
Salt: you will never find salt expired since technically it’s not even food and mineral. As the sugar, salt tends to absorb moisture and can become single block, but it absolutely does not lose its beneficial properties. It is crucial to have a stock of the product home, since salt is used not only as a spice but also in preserving other foods, medicine, and even in the manufacture of soap.
Corn starch: starch usually used as a thickener for foodstuffs – sauces and puddings. Find a use for it in many other sectors of the food industry. But the use of corn starch can be traced even in medicine. It is an important ingredient in the production of powder, ointments, powders and potions. To save the starch for ever, make sure you keep it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Spirits: Shelf life of alcoholic drinks such as rum, vodka or whiskey, never expire. While alcohol is stored in a cool dark place and the lid tightly screwed down, it makes no sense to rush to finish the bottle. However, at high temperatures, air or strong light palatability of alcohol can severely hurt.
Vinegar is another product that will remain usable, and the years of its useful properties will only get better. In addition to use as a salad dressing or canning vegetables, vinegar has many household uses of, and it’s easy to make at home.
Soy sauce: Soy sauce is contained in an extremely large amount of salt, which prevents the growth of bacteria therein, whereby it does not require preservatives, even during prolonged storage. Although soy sauce is difficult to spoil, it relates to such products that taste better, while fresh.
Bouillon cubes: Bouillon cube is pressed concentrated vegetable or meat broth, dehydrated during cooking. The high content of salt and monosodium glutamate can store bouillon cubes indefinitely. However, this product is very sensitive to storage conditions and can not stand moisture.
Ghee: Ghee produced by melting butter and vytsezhivaya mixture of milk protein and lactose. Then the remaining butter fat is heated in vacuum boilers to evaporate the water. Dehydrated so the fat does not need a refrigerator and can be kept forever as long as you keep it in a sealed package. Ghee is an excellent substitute for conventional oil, because it contains large amounts of fat-soluble vitamins. For example, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin D.