Non-perishable foods have a longer shelf life as they don’t require refrigeration to keep from spoiling quickly. Here are some of the best and healthier foods that are nonperishable that you should keep around during emergency situations.
DRIED AND CANNED BEANS, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Dried and canned beans are smart non-perishable food choice because of their long shelf life and are still filled with high nutrient content. Canned beans and vegetables can be kept at room temperature for up to five years while dried beans can last up to ten years depending on the packaging.
NUTS AND NUT BUTTERS
Nut butters such as peanut, almond and cashew are creamy, nutrient-dense, and delicious and can last sometimes up to a year if kept at room temperature. Nut butters are also rich in healthy fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins.
DRIED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Dried produce is considered non-perishable as it has a much longer shelf life than fresh. When properly stored, and safely kept at room temperature, it can be stored for up to one year. Fruits and veggies such as apples, tomatoes, and carrots can be dried and kept in vacuum-sealed packaging to help prevent spoilage.