Mountain House #10 can of Hearty Homestyle Stew with a Medley of Garden Vegetables and Beef ulli8.5 1 cup servingsLongest Shelf LifeEasy to prepare-just add hot water liulstrongIngredients: strongPotatoes, Peas, Cooked Beef (Beef, Salt), caprrots, Corn, Corn Oil, and Contains 1.5% or Less of: Modified Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Corn, Torula and Brewers Yeast Wheat Gluten Soy Protein), Dehydrated Onions, Salt, Sugar, spices, Soybean Oil, Garlic powder and Sice Extract. Contains: Wheat, SoyPacked in airtight #10 cans, Mountain House freeze-dried foods have the longest shelf life available. Mountain House can confidently claim a 25-year shelf life, because their testing has shown the shelf life exceeds 30 years! These independent university studies were performed on actual 20-, 25- and 30-year-old product stored under real-world conditions, which weren't always ideal -- not on newer product exposed to an accelerated-time environment in a laboratory.br The interior and exterior of the cans are coated with protective enamel for double protection. Their canning process, which is equal to military standards, uses both vacuum oxygen removal and nitrogen flushing. Your food isprotected until you are ready to enjoy it.br After opening, we recommend using the dry contents within one week for best results and taste, using the convenient resealable plastic lid between uses.br After hydration, treat any leftover hydrated food as you would fresh food.