Stock Up: 20 Foods That Don’t Spoil

A whopping 40% of all food in America spoils and gets thrown away. To put that into personal terms, you toss out $2,275 worth of food every year. Not only is that a waste of money, but it’s also a waste of your time grocery shopping.

Stock up on the essential foods we’ve listed below, and you’ll never have to worry about them going bad — these foods basically never expire! You’ll cut your food waste, and you’ll also be well-prepared for when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

1. Nuts

When the world goes nuts and you’re hiding out in your bunker, reach for nuts. They last for up to a year without needing any refrigeration, and will last even longer if you toss them in your freezer.

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2. Rice

You’ll be the only house on the post-apocalyptic block enjoying sushi.

Keep this Asian staple nice and dry by storing it in a sealed container, and it’ll basically last forever. For longer storage, some people add food-grade diatomaceous earth to keep bugs away. Just make sure you don’t store brown rice. Unlike other forms of rice, like wild rice or basmati rice, brown rice is higher in fatty oils which can make it go bad.

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