You’re probably wondering what foods are best to buy and store for a long time during this period of quarantine.
With this outbreak caused by COVID-19 its dangerous to go frequently outside so it’s better to buy groceries that are good for 2-weeks long if not one month to reduce the risk of acquiring or spreading the virus.
Here’s a list of foods that can be stored for a long time without spoiling fast.
Nuts are a great source of protein, fat, and fiber that offer a lot of variety.
Most types of nuts last for about a year — even longer if frozen.
We all know canned goods are not good for us.
But in this time of crisis, it’s okay to store some in case there would be a total lockdown.
These goods can last for 2–5 years in many cases and are excellent source of protein too.
For a healthier option, go for canned fish which is rich of omega-3 fatty acids.
Regular and quick-cooking oats can last in the pantry unopened or resealed for two to three years.
This grain is full of cholesterol-lowering fiber, making it a great staple to keep in your kitchen cabinet.
We know most of the fruits we have spoil easily.
That’s why in this time, opt for some dried fruits because it takes about one to two years to expire.
Rice can be kept all for years, as long as they remain tightly sealed and that the harvested crop didn’t have any bug eggs among them when packaged.
Dried fish is a very rich source of protein, containing 80-85% protein.
However, it is important to reduce the salt content to improve balanced diet.
Properly dried fish should keep for up to two months.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Apples last for 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator.
You can safely keep them there for weeks, as long as you keep them away from other vegetables. Remember, placing some fruits and vegetables next to each other makes them ripen faster.
Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants.
It will keep for 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator just keep it in a plastic bag in the crisper.
One orange a day will give you 93% of all the vitamin C you need.
They’ll keep for 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator while a week only at room temperature.
Cabbage can last as long as two months wrapped in plastic in the fridge.
Try to minimize any bruising of your cabbages.
Any kind of cell damage makes the cabbage go by more quickly and degrades the vitamin C content.