Monday, November 19, 2012

Foods That Don't Spoil

We all know that as time goes by, foods will expire, rot, or spoil. Surprisingly, there are some food that can last indefinitely. You can buy them in bulk with no worries of putting them to waste if not used immediately. Here are a few items that can last a lifetime.

All types of sugar - whether white, brown, or cane - will never spoil since it doesn’t support bacterial growth. You just have to keep it dry and store it in an airtight container to keep it from turning into hard chunks.As long as it’s dry, even though it’s been going on for about 50 years, it is still good for consumption.

Honey is another food that keeps indefinitely as it has antibiotic and antifungal properties that keep it from spoiling. It may crystallize or change color over time, but it is still safe to consume. You can just run the jar under warm water and wait until it goes back to its original form and color.

Except for brown rice, rice such as jasmine, white, wild, arborio, and basmati can stand the test of time. Make sure that you store the rice in an airtight container to keep it fresh. The higher oil content in brown rice makes it vulnerable to spoilage so you need to store it in the fridge to extend its shelf life.

Distilled White Vinegar
Aside from being a kitchen and household wonder, distilled white vinegar can last over an extended period of time. Its acidic property makes it fresh and does not require any refrigeration. It can inhibit some color changes or haze development but it can still be used for cooking and household cleaning. Just make sure to store it in a bottle placed in a cool and dry environment.

Proper storage is the key in making these items go on for years. Just make sure to store them properly to preserve their flavor, quality and most of all, freshness.


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