How Long do Grains Last? [Table Guide]

How long will grains last?
Grains (Whole)Room TemperatureRefrigeratorFreezer
Amaranth4 monthsCooked: 3 to 4 daysRaw: 8 months
Cooked: Not recommended
Barley6 monthsCooked: 3 to 5 daysRaw: 1 year
Cooked: 1 month
Buckwheat2 monthsCooked: 3 to 5 days4 months
Bulgur12 to 24 monthsCooked: 3 daysRaw: 2 to 4 years
Cob of cornRaw: 3-7 daysRaw: 1- 3 days
Cooked: 4-7 days
Cooked: 10-12 months
Dried corn grainsIndefinitelyIndefinitelyIndefinitely
Einkorn6 monthsCooked: 3 to 4 days1 year
Farro6 monthsCooked: 3 to 4 daysRaw: 1 year
Cooked: 3 to 6 months
Freekeh6 to 24 monthsCooked: 5 to 7 daysRaw: 1 year
Cooked: 6 months
Kamut1 year plusCooked: 3 to 4 daysRaw: 1 year
Cooked: 2 to 4 months
MilletBetween 2 and 6 monthsCooked: 3 to 4 daysRaw: 4 months
Cooked: Not recommended
Oats4 monthsCooked: 3 to 6 daysRaw: 8 months
Cooked: 3 months
Quinoa2 – 3 yearsRaw: 2 3 to 2 years
Cooked: 3-7 days
Raw: 8 months
Cooked: 6-12 months
Brown Rice3 to 6 monthsCooked: 4 daysRaw: 12-18 months
Cooked: 4 to 6 months
Black Rice2 years and moreRaw: 6-12 months
Cooked: 2 4 – 2 days
Raw: 12-18 months
Cooked: 4 to 6 months
White RiceIndefinitelyRaw: Indefinitely
Cooked: 3 to 5 days
Raw: Indefinitely
Cooked: 6 months
Red Rice1-6 monthsRaw: 6-12 months
Cooked: 2 to 4 days
Raw: 12-18 months
Cooked: 6 months
Rye6 monthsCooked: 3 to 4 daysRaw: 1 year
Cooked: 2 months
Sorghum4 monthsRaw: 12 months at 50 or below.
Cooked: 3 to 4 days
Raw: 8 months
Cooked: 2 months
Spelt6 monthsRaw: 12 months at age 55 and below
Cooked: 3 to 4 days
Raw: 1 year
Cooked: 2 months
Teff2-4 MonthsRaw: 24 months
Cooked: 2 4 – 2 days
Raw: 24 months
Cooked: Not recommended
Wild RiceIndefinitelyRaw: Indefinitely
Cooked: 3 to 6 days
Raw: Indefinitely
Cooked: 6 months
Wheat germNot recommendedRaw: 6-8 months
Cooked: 6-12 months
Raw: 2 months
Cooked: 12 months
Wheat Berries6 monthsRaw: 12-18 months
Cooked: 3 to 4 days
Raw: 6-12 months
Cooked: 2 months
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