The recent discovery of a century-old, still-edible fruitcake by researchers in Antarctica surprised and intrigued people around the world, as they pondered how any food item could go so long without spoiling. However, fruitcakes are not the only example of nearly indestructible foods—and the Antarctica fruitcake does not even hold the record for oldest edible food discovered. Two years ago, archaeologists in Egypt uncovered edible honey that was estimated to be 3,000 years old. Other foodstuffs with long-lasting durability include soy sauce, dried legumes, vinegar, white rice, dark chocolate, sugar, and salt.
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