15 Foods That Never Expire

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Who doesn’t want food items that have a long shelf life? They are practical and will surely keep us on a budget. But we don’t really have an idea what these food items are, right? Luckily, Joy Home Remedies on Youtube lists these fifteen foods that never expire to help us stock food next time. Watch the video below to learn the following foods.


#1 White Rice

This food is an excellent stockpile since it’s inexpensive, filling, and surely feed many people for a long time. When white rice is kept at temperatures below 40 degrees F, it retains its nutritional content and flavor for up to 30 years.

White rice is an example of food that actually has a very long shelf life
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#2 Honey

It may crystallize over time, but it will not expire or become useless. Because honey contains only about 17% of water, it has resistance to spoilage. Honey dehydrates microorganisms, so it acts as a preservative in and of itself. If your honey crystallizes, simply run the sealed jar under hot water for a few minutes.

# Sugar

Sugar, if stored in an airtight container away from light, heat, and moisture, white and brown can be used indefinitely.

#4 Salt

Because of its potent dehydrating properties, salt prevents germs from accumulating, and it can last for a long time if stored properly. But if salt is fortified or contains other substances, such as iodine, it will have a shorter life.

#5 Dried Beans

A perfect source of protein, beans should be stocked in any pantry despite diet preferences. Just make sure to keep them somewhere cool and dry, out of direct sunlight.

#6 Bouillon Cubes

Bouillon cubes, with their high salt content, are another food item with a long shelf life.

#7 100% Pure Maple Syrup

Sealed maple syrup can be kept in the pantry indefinitely, but once opened, it has to be stored properly. It’s best to put it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge.

#8 Popcorn

The loose kernels, when stored properly, can pretty much last forever. Keep them in an airtight container in a cold, dry area.


#9 Vinegar

Most vinegar has an indefinite shelf life. The acidic nature of vinegar makes it self-preserving. White vinegar, when properly kept, will retain its appearance over time. However, other forms of vinegar such as wine vinegar or apple cider may change in color and appearance. These changes are only aesthetic as they will still be safe to use.

#10 Pure Vanilla Extract

Pure vanilla extract contains more alcohol, which extends its shelf life. As long as it’s sealed securely, you can enjoy this as much as you want.

#11 Non-Fat Powdered Milk

You can keep this for two to ten years after its expiration date, especially if stored in an airtight container. To increase their storage life even further, keep them in a cool place below 60 degrees F. If put in the freezer, they will last pretty much forever.

#12 Virgin Coconut Oil

When it comes to shelf life, coconut oil is your best bet since it lasts longer than most cooking oil. It never really expires, just chose the unrefined kind.

#13 Soy Sauce

Soy sauce contains high salt which is an excellent preservative. Due to the fermentation process and its high sodium content that prevents microorganisms from growing, soy sauce is unlikely to spoil if it’s sealed. Just make sure to keep it in a dark place and it will last indefinitely.

#14 Cornstarch

Cornstarch, as long as it’s kept in a dry, cool place away from moisture, you won’t need to buy another container of cornstarch for a long time.

#15 Hard Liquor

Distilled spirits never go bad. Most of these liquors are approximately 80 proof, or 40% alcohol by volume. With its high alcohol content, liquor is a particularly tough environment for germs to thrive. Store them in a cool, dark area, away from direct sunlight and heat. Also, keep the bottles firmly closed.

Distilled liquors are example of food item that pretty much never expire.
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15 Foods That Never Expire

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