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Longevity of Rice and canned meat(sealed)

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posted on May, 23 2008 @ 10:46 AM
Just wondering what a ballpark figure is on how long rice and canned meat will last if its sealed in a cool dry place?
The label says about two years but I think more like 5 or 10 years.

What do you folks think?



posted on May, 23 2008 @ 11:24 AM
Sealed bags of rice have an almost indefinant shelf life. I believe that canned meats are said to be the same. I know that spam will last forever.

Angryamerican made a post in his website about shelf life. Check it out.



posted on May, 23 2008 @ 12:05 PM

It depends on what type of rice you plan to store. White rice will last considerably longer than the brown varieties. Brown rice has a high fat content in the hull that goes rancid with time.

Both stored under identical conditions (cool, dry place in oxygen-free containers), white rice wil last about of 2-3 years, and brown rice a year or less.

As for the canned meats, you can safely estimate 4-5 years. If you coat the cans with wax, you can extend that time by a couple more years. The wax prevents the cans from rusting. Any type of wax will do.

[edit on 5/23/08 by LLoyd45]


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