Finest Shelf Foods

Long shelf life foods save on travel to the market and funds.

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Some of the best foods to stock that retain high nutrients are:

Canned Beans

Beans contain high amounts of protein and nutrients needed. They can be stored as dry beans or stored in a can.

Herbal Plants

Herbal Plants when dried and stored can last years and many contain healing and antibiotic properties like oregano and lavender for calming effects.

Unbleached Rice

Rice is good for energy as it contains much of the same contents as beans. Storage requires it to be stock piled in an arid place.

Dehydrated Seaweed

Seaweed has many minerals in it and has a reserve of iodine, a component needed for health and mood regulation. It will not perish for months if kept the right way.

Freeze Dried Fruit

Freeze dried allows the fruit to be preserved while maintaining many of its original nutrients like pectin and apples or Vitamin C and pineapples.

Powdered Chocolate

Powdered chocolate has a long shelf life and can be used to make a sweet drink or mixed with other foods for baking.

Foods with Brine

Foods that have a high sodium content like cucumbers dipped or saturated in vinegar or fermented cabbage tend to last longer than other foods. Make sure it is a food high in nutrients and not nutrient deficient like bags of chips.

Coconut and Vegetable Oils

The above listed oils can go long periods without expiring. They are beneficial for cooking and it is best if they are organic and placed in a cool area.

Honey or Agave Syrup

Honey is referred to as an immortal food as it has no definite “best eaten by” date. Hone is a natural antibiotic ad has many heath benefits. It is important that we preserve the bee population as they are a cornerstone of crop life and nature. Agave is a natural sweetener that is from the agave plant and adds flavor to foods.

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