A needed seasoning used to add extra flavor to most foods. Also used to help preserve food in cooking. A necessary seasoning to include in your long-term 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 20 years. Bulk products need to be repackaged for long term storage.