How Long Do Grains Last?

How long do grains last? Grains are the world's food staple. The grain category consists of foods made from rice, oats, wheat, barley, corn meal or other cereal grains. Whole grains consist of the entire product and refined grains have some part of the grain removed or processed. Food products made from grains include breads, pasta, oats, grits, flour, and tortillas - to name a few.

Search all of our grain pages to find facts about the best storage methods, shelf life and true expiration dates of the many different products made with grains. Be sure to also check out our other category menu for products that don't fit into the major food groups. These pages contain good to know information that can help eliminate some food waste in your kitchen.

Your bread may be hard ... can it still be used?
How long does cereal last? Don't be too quick to toss it.
Your grits may be past their best-by date ... but are they bad?
How long does lasagna last? How long is it safe to reheat?
Your oatmeal may be past it's best-by date ... but is it bad?
Fresh or dried pasta ... find the best storage spots!
Leftover Pizza ... find out how long it is good?
Pop tarts have preservatives... do they go bad?
Popcorn can keep for awhile, depending on its state.
Quinoa keeps a long time ... but does it go bad!
Rice seems to keep forever ... but can rice go bad?
Your stuffing can spoil ... be sure to handle it properly.
How long do tortillas last? Don't let them get moldy.
How long do waffles last? Crispy outside and soft inside.