Does Quinoa Go Bad? How Long Does it Last?
, quinoa can go bad, but with
, it can be a lasting staple in your pantry. Learn about its
shelf life, storage tips
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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