While going thru supplies I opened a barrel I had not been into recently. It had alot of grain, beans, alfalfa seeds and dried fruit - almost all sealed and dated. I knew the stuff was there but didn't realize how long it had been there. It was stored on the floor in a fairly cool basement. I have been using and evaluating. So far: Barley - organic - sealed in Seal a Meal bags in 1984. I forget if it is pearled, hulled or hulless. Absolutely delicious - no sign of any degradation. I recall some studies that indicated that barley stored longer than wheat. Millet - organic - sealed in Seal a Meal bags in 1985. Pearled? Delicious - no degradation. Note that millet expands and absorbs more water than most other grains so I think you get more end product. Alfalfa seed - sealed in Seal a Meal bags in 1994. Close to 100% germination! Fantastic - lay some in. This germination test will go on for years, as there is alot of it. Blueberries - two batches - Dried them my self, no date but at least 10 years old. first batch - sealed in Seal a Meal bags. Good quality, but I don't have any freshly dried ones to compare them to. Dried blueberries are sort of like raisens but not as sweet. second batch - in ziplock bag. An off tast, will not be consuming. Peaches - dried commercially, at least 8 years old. Absolutely delicious!!! I think these improved with age!!! Pears - dried myself, no date but at least 10 years old. Dark from oxidation but still pretty good. I know edibility does not indicate food value. If there is any interest I will report on the rest of the stock when I try it.