Does Quinoa  Go Bad? How Long Does it Last?

Yes, quinoa can go bad, but with proper storage, it can be a lasting staple in your pantry.  Learn about its shelf life, storage tips and signs of spoilage to watch for, ensuring you make the most out of this nutritious grain.

Quinoa Shelf Life Uncooked quinoa lasts 2-3 years in a pantry, while cooked quinoa stays fresh for 6-7 days in the fridge or up to 12 months in the freezer.


Storing Raw Quinoa Keep uncooked quinoa in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from strong odors and direct light.


Storing Cooked Quinoa Cool cooked quinoa before refrigerating (but don't leave it out longer than 2 hours) and be sure to store it in an airtight container.


Signs of Spoilage Check for mold, unpleasant smell, or altered texture to identify spoiled quinoa. If in doubt, it's always best to discard it.


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