How to be sure wheat berries are still good? Are they bad?
Many years ago, about 30, my wife went to a Mormon church cannery and purchased about 30 cans of red wheat berries (sealed in cans) which have been stored in a VERY warm garage ever since. I opened one of the cans and they look fine, but I can't tell if they are bad. I would not know the smell of rancid wheat if it slapped me in the face.
I hate to just presume that they are bad and throw away all this wheat, so is there a way to tell without a doubt if all this wheat is bad? What about attempting to sprout? I've heard that wheat berries can sprout, would that be the ultimate test?