8 Foods That Never Go Bad No Matter How Old They Get

Honey: Archaeologists have discovered pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are thousands of years old and still perfectly edible.

White Rice: When stored in a cool, dry place, white rice can have an almost indefinite shelf life. It's a versatile pantry staple that remains edible for years.

Salt: As a natural preservative, salt has been used for centuries to extend the life of food. Whether it's table salt, sea salt, or kosher salt, when stored properly, it will stay good indefinitely.

Sugar: Like salt, sugar is a natural preservative. It doesn't support the growth of bacteria, and if kept in a sealed container, it can last indefinitely.

Dried Beans: Whether they're black beans, lentils, or chickpeas, dried beans have a long shelf life and can be stored for years without losing their nutritional value.

Maple Syrup: Pure maple syrup, if properly sealed, can last indefinitely. Even if it crystallizes, it can be reheated to its original consistency.

Hard Liquor: Spirits like whiskey, vodka, and rum don't spoil or expire. They might change in flavor over time due to oxidation, but they remain safe to drink.

Vinegar: Whether it's apple cider vinegar, white vinegar, or balsamic vinegar, these acidic liquids have an almost indefinite shelf life.

Vanilla Extract: Pure vanilla extract, with its alcohol base, can last indefinitely. The flavor might evolve over time, but it remains safe to use.

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