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Wheat Berries' life

VonildaBakesBread's picture

Wheat Berries' life

How long can wheat berries be stored? I was given a bagful that has been stored for 2+ years. Thanks!



Mebake's picture

Beware of weavils. pests hatch in humid warm temperatures, which leaves wheat prone to attack in a matter of a couple months. If stored properly, wheat can last for up to 2 years in cool dry temperatures. For best storage, pack them in freezer zippers and store them in your freezer/ refrigerator ,they'd keep indefinitely. 


barryvabeach's picture

Under the right conditions, the berries can last over 20 years, so 2 years should not be a problem, as long as you keep them from insects and moisture.