non-perishable items

The word "perishable" describes something that goes bad somewhat quickly, like vegetables, fruit, meat, and other fresh food. So "non-perishable items" are things that don't go bad quickly. Examples of non-perishable items are:

  • canned goods
  • cereal
  • dried beans
  • crackers
  • nuts
  • food in jars

Like "canned goods", you usually talk about "perishable items" in the context of:

  • donating canned goods to someone
  • stocking up on canned goods in case of an emergency

This phrase appears in these lessons: