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Best ways to store and use Quinoa

What is the best storage for quinoa? Can you freeze quinoa? How long does quinoa last in the fridge? We have answers to all of these food-saving questions and storage tips:

Best Storage

The cupboard is the best place to store uncooked dry quinoa. Cooked quinoa should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


You can keep cooked quinoa in the freezer for eight to ten months. In the fridge, it will only last about a week.

Fresher For Longer

Unopened packs of quinoa will keep for three to four years in a cupboard. Opened packs of uncooked quinoa can be kept in the fridge for two to three years. Cooked quinoa will stay fresh in the fridge for five to seven days.

Use It Up

Quinoa does not just have to be a side; it can also be mixed into salads or bowls to add texture.

Did You Know?

Quinoa is a popular substitute for rice in weight-loss diets because of its nutritional benefits, namely its ability to increase metabolism, reduce appetite and serve as a complete protein.