How Long Does Quinoa Last?

How Long Does Quinoa Last?



The shelf time of quinoa is dependent on a number of factors, like whether it is completely cooked or not and how it has been stored. Quinoa is in fact a seed, however since it cooks up good and fluffy, yet somewhat crunchy, a lot of people consider it as a granule and are using it to substitute oats or wheat in their diet. Quinoa is sometimes termed as the “super grain of the future” since it has twice the quantity of fiber and is such an absolute protein that it has all 9 amino acids and is gluten free! It is a source of iron, magnesium, lysine, riboflavin and manganese.

Of course, almost all types of foods last for a shorter phase of time if they are not stored correctly. But keep in mind, like many other seeds; it generally has a best by date and not an ending date. Because of this, you may safely utilize it beyond the imprinted best by date.

Since the shelf life of Quinoa becomes long if kept dry, it is difficult to tell if it has gone rotten. It usually does not become sour or smell. Cooked quinoa that has become rotten will look like it is losing texture as it hardens and then can produce mold. There are of course some health risks linked with stained quinoa, so always keep in mind to consider food safety and have it prior to its termination.

Following is the chart showing some details regarding shelf life and storage modes of various kinds of quinoa.

Pantry Refrigerator Freezer
(Raw) Past Printed Date Past Printed Date Past Printed Date
White Quinoa lasts for 2-3 Years 2-3 Years
Red Quinoa lasts 2-3 Years 2-3 Years
Black Quinoa lasts for 2-3 Years 2-3 Years
(Cooked) Pantry Refrigerator Freezer
Quinoa lasts for 6-7 Days 8-12 Months


Correct food storage is the key to lengthen the termination date of food.

The most excellent way to store quinoa is a sealed container kept in the pantry or another cool dim place with a stable temperature.

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