For most, when scouring the grocery store aisles, purchasing foods that can be stored for 10 years or longer is not something to consider. However, it should be.
Preparing for a significant event is imperative to survival, and in today’s world, it is not a matter of if but when this event will take place. Will you be ready?
Below is a list of 100 foods that will last 10 years. Consider adding some of these items to your survival stockpile today.
Foods With An Indefinite Shelf-Life
While stocking up on foods that will safely last 10 years or more is excellent, some items can last even longer. Here are a few food items that can be stored indefinitely.
Dried Spices: Listen, there is no reason food needs to be bland, even during a crisis. While spices will lose their fragrant aroma over time, they are safe to consume indefinitely.
Raw Honey: Honey has so many amazing uses, and it literally lasts forever. In fact, archeologists discovered edible honey from Ancient Egypt. While honey will crystalize if stored for extended periods, you can enjoy it once again if you gently heat it.
Pure Maple Syrup: Be that guy – the one with delicious maple syrup amid a crisis. All jokes aside, pure maple syrup will last a lifetime. Like honey, you can heat and eat.
Dried Beans: Keeping dried beans on hand is an excellent idea.
Beans can easily be added to almost any meal and are full of powerful nutrients.
The older the beans, the longer they need to soak and cook before consumption.
Hard Liquor: I don’t know about you, but this is something that I will always keep in my stockpile. Aside from cream liqueurs, hard liquor can be stored for a lifetime. What is even more impressive is that booze often gets better with age. So, stock up.
100+ Foods That Last 10 Years
There are plenty of other items that can be stored indefinitely as well. Non-iodized salt, sugar, vinegar, and corn syrup, for example, are all products that will last a lifetime if they are correctly stored.
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The list of foods below may not last forever, but they are still pretty sturdy and can easily be stored for 10 years or more.
Every stockpile should have some canned foods in there. A wide variety of canned foods can be stored away for an emergency.
Ensure cans are stored safely and securely to prevent damage to the can.
Some ideas include: canned green beans, corn, mushrooms, peas, vegetable medley, chickpeas, carrots, asparagus, tomatoes, pasta sauces, fruit salad, chicken, tuna, ham, spam, corned beef, soup, chili.
Beans And Other Beneficial Foods
Keeping beans on hand is always a good idea. Beans are not only filling, but they are also full of protein and other essential nutrients. You can get a wide variety of beans in a can or purchase them dry. I suggest opting for dry if possible.
Dry beans often last longer and can be stored for more extended periods. They are an excellent addition to any stockpile and come in handy during difficult times.
Related: How to Dry Can Beans and Rice for 20+ Years Shelf Life
Along with beans, there are a few other foods that are good options if you are looking to build a healthy, sufficient stockpile. I suggest stocking up on some of the following:
Barley: Barley is high in fiber and aids digestion.
Lentils: Lowers cholesterol and protect against diabetes.
Kidney beans: Excellent source of protein and rich in vitamins and minerals.
Lima beans: They are very rich in fiber.
Pinto beans: They are a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Black beans: Maintain healthy bones, lower blood pressure, aid digestion, and prevent diabetes.
Flava beans: They are full of nutrients, help bone and blood health, and immune-boosting.
Mung beans: They aid digestion, prevent stroke, lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Fat And Oil Options
Many people fail to think of the basics when creating their stockpile. Oils are one essential that you should have on hand. Your body needs the fat in oil, and it helps you prepare healthy meals.
Oil also has other beneficial uses and can be put on your hair or skin, aid a squeaky door, polish a floor, etc. Various oils can also be excellent for your health.
Be sure to add some oils to your stockpile. I suggest:
Peanut butter: This is one of those things that is expected to be part of your emergency plan unless you have an allergy. Peanut butter is super good for you and will be helpful if SHTF.
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Olive oil: Be sure to have olive oil in your prepper pile. This product is great for cooking, excellent for your hair, nails, and skin, and is also healthy, providing much-needed fat content.
Avocado oil: Excellent for cooking and hair, skin, or nails.
Canola oil: You will be thankful you thought to store some canola oil.
Coconut oil: Another excellent option to store, coconut oil has so many amazing uses.
Sunflower oil: Not as popular as other oils, it is still a good option that keeps well.
Sun butter: An alternative to peanut butter, sun butter is made from sunflower seeds and is also healthy.
Almond butter: The same idea as peanut or sun butter, only made with almonds.
Ghee: A butter alternative, ghee lasts a surprisingly long time.
Storing freeze-dried foods, such as freeze-dried fruits, vegetables, or meats, is a great way to create a sufficient stockpile. Freeze-dried versions of food retain the nutrients but have a substantially longer shelf life than other forms of storage.
Here are some ideas of freeze-dried foods you might want to add to your stockpile: carrots, cauliflower and broccoli, corn, peppers, mushrooms, berries, strawberries, bananas, apples, apricots, eggs, beef, chicken, turkey, hamburger meat, bacon, freeze-dried full meals.
Other Dried Food Options
Freeze-dried foods are not always the best option because some foods do not take well to the process involved. For example, foods high in fat or sugar can quickly fail when you attempt to freeze-dry them.
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Still, having dried food options allows you to access things you may not be able to otherwise. Aside from freeze-dried foods, there are many dry items you should keep stored aware in case of an emergency.
Biscuit mix: Can be stored for a long time if it is unopened.
Cake mix: Good to have on hand.
Dry chicken noodle soup mix: There is nothing better than a cup of chicken soup to cure your ailments.
Jello mix: Jello is just fun. Kept in a cool dry place, an unopened package can last for a very long period of time.
Dry pudding mix: Makes a great snack.
Powdered sour cream: An excellent addition if you miss it or use it often.
Powdered milk: This is something that I always ensure is available. It is perfect for cooking or drinking.
Beef jerky: While it is not my favorite thing, the kids love it, and it is an easy way to get some protein.
Making it yourself is not hard, and it’s a much cheaper method than going to the supermarket and buying it.
Related: How To Make Beef Jerky
Dried or instant potatoes: The ideal addition to any meal, instant potatoes store unopened for a long time and are super easy to make.
Dry pasta: Be sure to store dry pasta in a dry, air-tight container in a cool place to ensure it lasts.
Semolina pasta: While all dry pasta will last a long time if correctly stored, semolina pasta tends to last the longest.
Millet: A staple food around the world, millet is used to make bread, cereal, and other dishes.
Chia seeds: have become popular in recent years because of their health benefits. These tiny seeds are easily added to meals as a nutrition booster.
White rice: As long as it is sealed, white rice will last a long time in storage and can be used in many meals. The best part is that a bit of rice goes a long way.
Rolled oats: This is essential to any stockpile. Rolled oats are super filling and full of healthy nutrients your body will need when SHTF.
Coffee: It is a necessity for sanity – stock up.
Tea: A great way to relax, stay warm, and get a caffeine fix, tea can also be used in other ways, so be sure to add some to your stockpile.
Popcorn: A good option for snacking, especially if you have kids.
Wild rice: Real wild rice can be successfully stored for a long time if it is sealed and safe in a cool, dark place.
Flour: While it is probably on your list already, flour is another essential that should be in every stockpile.
Just be sure that it is stored correctly in an air-tight container.
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Powdered eggs: An excellent alternative to freeze-dried options, powdered eggs should be part of your food storage plan.
Baking soda: While it is not edible, this is a product you should have available.
Salt: Trust me, you will miss salt if you forget to stock up on it, and SHTF.
Sugar: Another item thought to be essential, ensure you store some away for an emergency.
Dried onions: I use dried onions all the time while cooking. They are much easier to work with and last a long time in storage.
Dried pepper flakes: You will be thankful you stored these away when meals get dull.
Dried cookie mix: You can easily store cookie mix for over a decade and enjoy these treats anytime.
Gravy mix: Because everything is better covered in gravy.
Powdered dip mixes: If you want to be real fancy, a few powdered dip mixes might do the trick.
Pancake mix: If stored in a mylar bag, pancake mix can last a long time.
Energy bars: The perfect way to fuel yourself on the go, these are a must-have in any stockpile.
I made sure to find ones that were protein-rich and filled with nutrients.
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Crackers: I keep a variety of crackers around at all times. They make a great snack or add some weight to a meal.
Other Items You May Want In Your Stockpile
There are basics you want to have stored away, but not everything will stand up for extended periods. Here are some other items that will stand the test of time.
Capers: They are very healthy.
Chicken broth: Just good to have around.
Dark chocolate: Surprisingly good for you.
Hardtack: A dense biscuit made from flour, water, and salt that lasts a long time.
Apple cider vinegar: Great to have handy, has so many uses.
Bottled water: Something you must have stored away at all times.
Meals Ready to Eat (MREs): The ideal item for any prepper pantry.
Pickles: Pickles last a long time.
Apricot jam: Jams can be stored for decades if they are correctly sealed.
Certain hard-waxed cheeses: Many types of cheese can be stored for extended periods.
Pure vanilla extract: Another option that will last for a very long time.
Soy sauce: A salty addition.
Raw molasses: Will easily store for a long time.
Hard candy: Good for a sugar boost or sore throat.
Vinegar: A staple of the pantry, vinegar is commonly used for cleaning, cooking, getting rid of odors, and so many other things.
In fact, vinegar has so many different uses that it should be a part of your preparedness kit in case of an emergency.
Pemmican: A dried, pounded meat paste made with meat, fat, and other ingredients. Here’s the recipe for pemmican in case you want to cook it yourself.
Whole grains: Great to have on hand, healthy and filling.
Kombucha: A sweet and sour, fermented drink with many health benefits.
Fruit Jelly: Again, jams and jellies are easily stored when sealed.
Grits: A great item to have in storage.
Fish sauce: Stores, sealed for a long time.
Hot sauce: Sealed, it lasts a lifetime.
Kamut: A type of wheat that is nutritious and can be stored for a long time
Tomato paste: Another cooking staple that is used in many recipes. The best part is you can easily make tomato paste at home.
Garlic powder: A must-have item in my house
Dry mustard: Good to have on hand for cooking
Red wine: It just gets better with age.
Fruit cake: Literally lasts forever.
There you have it, a list of 100+ items you can add to your stockpile that will remain edible for ten years or more. Obviously, not all the items on this list are independent consumables, and some are meant to enhance other items.
Still, stockpiling even some of the things that appear here is sure to provide you with a boost should SHTF and you find yourself in a position when your stockpile becomes your primary food source.
Can you think of other items that will last in storage for 10 years or more? I would love to hear what you would put aside if you needed to store food long-term.
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Yeah becareful with this advice . It’s half of the information needed.
What is the other half?
The problem is it doesn’t mention how to store it….. and a few things are bit off….
That oils will go rancid. Peanut butter too. Flour needs to be kept in the freezer. Crackers and the like will get stale. Another item for a freezer. There are other problems wih this article too but I cant take the time to explain it all right now. This writer needs a kick in the seat of their pants guvung half-baked info like this. It could cause major losses for people who blindly follow their advice!
I agree with you Trisha. Not matter how well you store it peanut butter does NOT keep well. It does go rancid after a very short number of years. But it’s not the peanut butter itself that goes bad but rather the oil and you can work around it. What I’ve found what works is that once you open the jar of PB and you find that the oils have gone rancid, just put it into a microwave and heat it quickly to bring all the oils to the surface. Then into the fridge so that it becomes a little more solid again. Then take a spoon and scoop out the first half inch or so of peanut butter making sure you get ALL the oils and then it’s good to eat again. You can tell by the consistency when you’ve gotten all the “bad” PB out of there. I also don’t agree with keeping things like canned tomato sauce on hand for a long time. After a few short years the acidity in the tomato sauce starts to eat through the can and then you either have the choice of throwing it out or trying to save it by putting it into an insta pot for at least thirty minutes. The increased heat and pressure will kill almost any pathogen including botulism. I have personally tried this with some cans of tomato sauce that I wasn’t completely sure of and apparently it works. I’m still here. I had no adverse reactions. But this is only my OPINION. I’m not a medical professional. If you decide to do this, do your own due diligence first! You are the only one that is responsible for your actions. If something goes wrong it’s on you.
I really like the picture above the title to this article! Everything nice and neat and well organized! the author should consider writing an article entitled “How to organize 100 Foods that Last Ten Years”! That would be a good read which I’m sure we all could find helpful as it’s the key to success when it comes to food storage.
back in 2001 the loical grocery store had out of date coffee in large cans for $1.00 a can. i bought 30 cans. i still have some left and its still good. i also just finished a jar of peanut butter that was 6 years out of date. just fun info and food for thought.
we cooked tuna hot dish with 2 year expired tuna and it was fine!
I made 23 year old jello. It was decent, still “grape-like” tasting
Good list. But No mention of Ramen noodles? While not the healthiest option, will last many years. And mucho calories. Aprox $5 for 24 pk.
strait pasta – YES – ramen >>> NO
it goes rancid and stale – it’s a great rotate item for the pantry >>> makes a great quiky meal when you use a broth to hydrate the ramen – add a 1/2 can of veggie and a few chunks of meat to compliment the broth …..
Ha ha! “fruitcake will last forever” ain’t that the truth! 🙂
Not around me it won’t. I’m probably the only (or one of the few) people who loves fruitcake. As long as there are no raisins in it,
No. You’re no the only one JoAnn. I’m also a big fan of fruitcake but I like to “soak” mine. And once you do, because of the booze it really does keep forever. And it’s way more fun to eat like that at Christmas. 😉 I also use a thin layer of booze to seal fruit and such when I’m canning fruit. The boiling hot fruit in the canning jar vaporizes some of the alcohol and kills any pathogens that may have snuck in there unnoticed. I’ve opened and eaten canned fruit that I’ve prepared like that 10 or 15 years old without any problems whatsoever. Also that first spoonful of fruit out of the jar is a lot of fun to eat. Wakes you right up. LOL!
Oh my, I love fruitcake that is homemade and with the raisens, I may be the only one but I’ve made it and it is much better than bought
Agree…look at all the bloody fruitcakes in government, they never seem to go away.
I just had some corned beef the other day that was out of date in 2014. It was just as good as the one I bought recently in 2022. I have a lot of canned food from early 20es. Very little spoilage over 20 years. keep it cool and dark.
Hmmmm…that’s probably because canned corned beef looks, smells and tastes like spoiled cat food, even when it’s fresh. In a SHTF situation, if I happened to come across a pile of it, I’d feed it to the dog…then eat the dog.
The last time I ate corned beef, I mixed a can with a box of shells and cheese. It was a little much. Next time I’ll use half a can. It was just too salty. But I do love corned beef.
Ever try shelf stable milk? They use high heat for a few seconds then it’s “hermetically sealed” (on Funk and Wagnells back porch? I don’t know about that but Johnny Carson might). I first started drinking it many yrs ago when I worked at the Univ of MD where it was developed in the US. I can’t tell the difference between it and “regular” milk. I always have several boxes (yes boxes) of it in the pantry and 1 or 2 in the fridge. I have experimented a bit and so far I have drunk some that was 18 months past its best by date. And that date is generally a year from when it’s purchased. So up to 2.5 yrs from purchase date so far and the experiment continues. I generally drink a box of it every 2 months or so when i get lazy about shopping. Again I can’t tell the difference between it and regular whole milk. It also comes in 2% and skim. Sometimes the local grocery has the 2% kind but I don’t care for 2% unless I put chocolate syrup in it or use it in cereal. And skim is just white water. Yuck. BTW a study was done about WHOLE milk and it contains an enzyme or something that MEN and boys need in their system. And for goodness sake MEN out there do NOT DRINK SOY MILK unless you want boobs and want to start playing for the other team. And IMHO all the other “milks” use false advertising. ITS NOT MILK unless it comes from an animal. Where are the teats on an almond? Just sayin…..
So where can you find this milk?
If your local store doesn’t carry it you can find it online. Walmart and Amazon both have it. Bear in mind that its shelf life is 6 to 9 months unopened.
Look for milk products that are labeled UHT (ultra high temperature) pasteurization. Most individual creamers at restaurants are UHT and the shelf stable dairy products are the same.
Not a big fan of milk Bubba. But I do have a crap load of canned condensed milk and heavy cream on hand. I SO agree about soy products. Men need to stay away from soy products as much as possible unless you want to end up being a girly boy with double D’s. LOL! China has always been thought of as the weak men of Asia. Could it possibly be because of their DIET!?
Totally agree, with one caveat…fermented soy products are fine to consume, which is naturally fermented miso and soy sauce. Ever notice that the hue and cry about lowering sperm counts has coincided nicely with the prevalence of soy flour in just about every bread and biscuit product out there…just sayin’…
We recently ate home canned chicken from 2015 and
home canned bbq pulled pork from 2017. The lids should
pop when opened,the food should look and smell ok.
If you have stashed any Spam check the cans regularly because it’s self life is not what it once was.
OK Michael how’s that? I added something to the article.
Are you happy now? I used to think that my wife was the
only person that knows everything.
Very nice Chuck. See it didn’t hurt much right? LOL
The newer SPAM does seem to have easily damaged pop-tops.
Swelling, off odors or discolorations are a clue something bad here.
How could you tell?
Good list. Several of these foods would benefit from a week in the freezer. I know my Bisquik and flour are very prone to weevils. While they likely won’t hurt you, they might upset the squeamish. I also learned an expensive storage lesson recently. I’d packed away many canned goods in a plastic tote including a no. 10 can of tropical fruit cocktail. The fruit corroded the can and dumped all the liquor in the tote where it proceeded to corrode all the other cans. $100 lesson painfully learned.
I put my flour etc in the freezer as well for a few days but then I reseal the original bag in vacuum seal bag after punching a hole in the original bag so ALL the air will be sucked out. I have also just dumped the flour etc into a vacuum seal bag without the original bag. Both ways work fine. Then I put them in a Tupperware tub to store. I label the bags and label the outside of the tubs so I don’t have to dig for stuff. I try to keep things separate like only flour in 1 tub corn meal in 1 tub etc.
Just about any high acid foods will do this to the cans. Pineapple is another one you don’t want to store on the shelf.
All this talk about cans corroding makes me think that there’s something very substandard about the commercial canning process over in the US…do they not line the cans? In NZ all cans have a secure food-safe lining/coating and I’ve never come across one that has breached, ever. Even moderatly dented cans seem to stay intact, although if I do dent one accidentally it gets eaten first.
Also, be aware that all the newer pop top canned foods will NOT keep long. The tops WILL pop!
Unfortunately, most canned foods now are those type of cans.
So probably a better idea is to can or dehydrate or freeze dry your own foods. I leave out freezing as it’s too likely that a power outage or older freezer will cause you to loose foods: I recently lost an entire large freeze of meat …over $1,400.00 when my freezer stopped working and I didn’t notice for several days. Everything had thawed. (it was for storage, and was located in an outside building). I now only use a freezer for short term storage.
Something else to consider adding to your stockpile is dry mustard. Not only is it nice for cooking… You can use it for mustard plasters.
For chest congestion, there’s nothing better.
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1 tsp baking soda (not necessary, but I find that it tempers the mustard a little bit so it won’t have a tendency to burn sensitive skin)
Mix all of the above ingredients together into a paste a little bit thinner than peanut butter.
Apply it to an old tea towel and place on the chest. Leave it on for about 20 minutes for an adult, less for a child. Check for redness. Pinkness is normal… But not deep red.
This will bust up chest congestion like nothing else.
Thank you Zuckerrat for sharing the mustard plaster.
In 2016 I pressure canned non fat powered milk. The sealed jars have been in a cool dark closet, covered . Any opinion as to how long they will last?
I would say, 20 years if not indefinitely. We dry-canned some non-fat powdered milk a few months ago, and I expect it to last a long time.
Non-fat dry milk is considered one of the “Mormon Four” ( the other three being honey, beans, and wheat berries). These four, kept dry and not infested by any critters, should last indefinitely.
I agree with the initial comment. There’s a LOT MORE to the proper storage of food than has been covered in this article. While the author “means well” accurately detailing what is important should also occur. A bit of research is definitely in order here.
Storing food is important but storage should be matched with the foods you actually eat. Meals planned for the food you stored should be carefully considered so that you store the right foods in the right proportion.
You need protein (25%) fat (20%) and carbohydrates (55%). A 70 kg. person needs about 1800 calories (in the proportions noted above) daily. If they are doing strenuous chores, they will need more.
Storage of food therefore should be done giving consideration to the proportions required for EACH adult person in the house.
I’ve got about 1.5 million calories plus various other essentials in my rotating supply, not including an almost infinite supply of orchard/gardens, ducks, chickens, eggs, sheep and edible neighbours. I’m going to extend that to around 6 million calories to give a 2-year supply for 4 active people.
I like the idea of eatting my neighbors . I would think they are bland and have no spices in them.
But your neighbors might be full of spike proteins. You won’t want to eat those!
That is why you are supposed to rotate your food storage. If you use it then buy another one.
I am afraid I do not trust the list as written. There are several items on it that I have found do not store ten years under any circumstances I have found, other than freeze drying and not all of them be so processed successfully. Others only with special processing, other than the freeze drying.
Both type of processing for storage and storage conditions are required for many of them to make them store successfully for more than 3 to 5 years. Some of the commercially canned foods will not store all that long after their expiration date, though most will. I have eaten canned goods more than 10 years past expiration without a problem, but only certain ones.
I do think this is a good list for people to get started for researching the how-tos for each of the types of foods and the particulars for each one.
Just a few things more:
1) Most commercial jerky will not last anywhere near 10 years. Only jerky made without being marinated or rubbed with oily or other wet rubs and then dried slowly to the point where it starts to splinter when bent approaching a 45° angle and then vacuum sealed or sealed in a Seal-a-Meal type sealer in a very dry climate with as much of the air expressed by hand as possible.
2) Like the jerky, I would not trust most commercially produced pemmicans to last more than two or three years. Again, if home-made with properly produced jerky and high-grade suet, without any other additives and packaged similarly to the jerky, except wrapped in muslin or cheesecloth first and kept cool and dark.
3) I agree with the storage of fruit cake. Again, a high quality one with 80% plus of fruits and nuts, treated with a quality alcohol (I prefer cognac myself) several times before being wrapped in muslin or cheesecloth and sealed, not just placed, in quality metal tins and kept cool and dark. It is a highly nutritious food that will add a great deal to storage foods.
4) An item I did not see listed was lentils. Much more compact to store than most beans, as or more nutritious than most, much faster to cook, and they lend themselves to creating many additional dishes besides simple cooked lentils.
5) Another item I may have simply missed is sprouting seeds, particularly alfalfa seeds. Even though germination rates do tend to go down over time, they are tiny and inexpensive, so large amounts can be stored so even with only 10 to 15 percent germination after several years you still wind up with plenty of micro greens, some of which are more nutritious than foods grown to full maturity.
Just my opinion.
And, number one on the list is, a pound of dried rosemary leaves. For food poisoning: 1 scant teaspoon in a cup of boiling water (advice is, cover allow it to steep 10 minutes or more) and sip. I’ve had some pretty bad cases over the years and one or two (at the very most!) cleaned out the symptoms and toxins. this is why European restaurants love the stuff. niio
red: activated charcoal does it for me when I’ve eaten something that has started to go bad…I always keep a lot on hand, and take it with me whenever I travel. I make my own capsules of it, but you can drink it just in water if you use a straw so it doesn’t blacken your teeth…but actually, brushing your teeth with activated charcoal is supposed to whiten them! Go figure!
I’m sure rosemary will help too…oregano might as well.
Just a hint when cooking old dry beans. Soak your beans overnight but add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water and mix well. Next day, drain the water off, rinse the beans and add water plus your spice or seasonings and cook but again add a pinch or two of baking soda to the cooking water. That’s how my grandmother did it and I’m sure many other grandmothers did the same!
The older the dried beans get, the harder they will be to cook to tenderness, until they won’t get tender at all and will remain hard. (under any circumstances) That is why I plan to can most of my dried beans….and not dry canning…
I’ll can some now, and later, once I start to notice they are difficult to get soft, I’ll can the rest.
Iodized salt will keep indefinitely. Allegedly the iodine content decreases after 5 years, but other than that it should be fine.
Thanks to those who opined on the powered milk question . This site does have a lot of good common sense, ideas and useful info .
Dry canning my powdered milk, I did note that the powder near the top got slightly brown, but other than that little bit it stayed a white color. The issue may be that I was doing it at 250 degrees Fahrenheit, slightly over recommended temp of 225. No biggie, my opinion.
My gosh people ! do you think every article written here is supposed to be an exhaustive list of every potential problem ! This is where the common sense has left the building ! If you can’t read between the lines enough to figure out the rest you may as well forget worrying about living through any catastrophe ! In general its a decent article to get you pointed in the right direction.
I’d be careful using Canola Oil. It may say “cold pressed” on the label but the FDA does not require a meticulous listing of the process of extracting the canola oil from the Rape Seed Plant. It also takes using hexane gas (not exactly a benign thing to ingest) along with the cold pressing to extract the oil. Processing and cooking does not get rid of the hexane gas!
It is cheap-that is why it is in so many products, read the labels. However, cheapness does not correlate with “safety” and chronic, long-term consumption of Canola Oil is not healthy.
On the other hand, if you want to polish wooden floors and take the squeak out of doors etc that is a relative safe usage for it, as long as there are no little ones or animals who might crawl or lay down on a fresh polished wood floor.