For how long can you preserve a food that would be good enough to eat. Your answer may be just few days. Well, if you get the coldest place, how long now? Probably few months!

A fruitcake has just been discovered in the Antarctica and it is 107 years old. It is almost good enough to eat too.

It was found at the abandoned explorer hut at Cape Adare and said to be left by northern group of the Terra Nova expedition. They arrived here in February 1911.

All the explorers by now have been dead, but the fruitcake has survived much longer. It is giving researchers a tiny window into their expeditions about a century ago.

The fruitcake was discovered by a team from the Antarctica Heritage Trust (AHT) in New Zealand. They have been collecting such artefacts from Cape Adare and managed to find about 1,500 items in about a year of time.

The AHT program manager Lizzie Meek said such fruitcake is an ideal high-energy food for Antarctic conditions. It was found in a tin box and bears detail to have been baked by the Huntley & Palmers biscuit company.

Historical documents reveal the Terra Nova expedition team carried the brand when setting out in 1910. In fact the leader Robert Falcon Scott took the fruitcake with him and even he didn’t stop at Cape Adare, his team mate did.

Scott and his team aimed to be the first to reach geological South Pole, but Norwegian Roald Amundsen beaten them by reaching ahead by 34 days.

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For how long can you preserve a food that would be good enough to eat. Your answer may be just few days. Well, if you get the coldest place, how long now? Probably few months! A fruitcake has just been discovered in the Antarctica and it is 107 years old....