Suprising Shelf life of rice

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Suprising Shelf life of rice

Postby trekker76 » Sun 04 Aug, 2019 11:26 pm

Not exactly bushtucker, but thought it would be interesting. A mate opened some packets of Kookaburra brand white rice the other day, which according to the packets went use by in early 2009(!). These were part of some old cyclone stocks that had been sealed by him and forgotten for 10 years.

Looked good, and apparently tasted good when cooked, turned out to be fine. I know brown rice lasts shorter time than white but prior to this I had been told 2-3 years is about the limit for white before it becomes rancid. Maybe rice lasting longer is common knowledge to everyone else, but I was quite surprised.
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Re: Suprising Shelf life of rice

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 05 Aug, 2019 5:43 pm

Not surprised at all if under ideal conditions wheat can last for 2 millenia
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Suprising Shelf life of rice

Postby flingebunt » Tue 17 Sep, 2019 9:56 am

Under normal conditions brown rice remains good for 3 months and polished white rice for 2 years. But stored properly it could easily be expected to last 20 years with some sources saying indefinitely.

If you are storing food for survival purposes (say in a boat or nuclear fallout shelter), you want to generally rotate it with new supplies based on the used by date even though it could last longer.
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