10 Best Options for Non-Perishable Foods

1. Canned and dried beans 

For their long shelf life and high nutrient content, dried and canned beans are good non-perishable foods. C

2. Nut butters 

Creamy, nutritious nut butters are wonderful. Commercial peanut butter lasts 9 months at room temperature. 

3.Dried fruits and vegetables

Most fresh food is perishable, but not dry. Most dried fruit lasts a year at room temperature and veggies half that long if properly preserved. 

4. Canned fish and poultry

Fresh fish and poultry are nutritious but perishable. However, canned foods can be stored at ambient temperature for up to 5 years without refrigeration. 

5. Nuts and seeds

Portable, nutrient-dense, and shelf-stable, nuts and seeds are non-perishable food staples. Hikers and backpackers love them for high-calorie eating, but they're fantastic to have in any setting.

6. Grains 

Fresh guacamole is the ultimate crowd-pleaser, making it a great baked potato bar garnish. Like Ree, try chunky guacamole with pico de gallo!

7. Jerky 

Since ancient times, meat has been preserved to prevent spoilage. Jerky is prepared by salting and dehydrating meat. Processing may involve preservatives, flavorings, and other chemicals.

8. Soup

Stocking your pantry with canned and dry soups is smart. Food donation groups prefer them.

9. Shelf-stable milk and nondairy milk

Shelf-stable milk and many nondairy milks can be kept at room temperature, unlike fresh milk and almond and coconut milks.

10. Freeze dried meals

Sublimating ice into vapor during freeze drying extends food's shelf life at room temperature. Transportable freeze-dried meals are popular with travelers. 

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