Freeze dried blackberries are a great fruit to have in your food storage. They are light weight and do not take up much space. They have a powerful flavor. They can be used in making cobblers, fruit salads, a nutritional smoothie, salsas, and much, much more. They can be eaten plain for a great on the go snack or a quick fruit fix. Throw them in your early morning cereals, both hot or cold, for a great flavor and color. A great addition to your food storage. Shelf life estimates are based on industry studies from sources deemed reputable. Since Rainy Day Foods has no control over individual storage practices, they must disclaim any liability or warranty for particular results. Shelf Life: Should be stored in cool dark place, optimum condition is 60 degrees or less, for longer storage. Storing properly in our enameled cans and Super pail buckets, product may store 25 years. Bulk products need to be repackaged for long term storage.