Will freezing ruin wheat?

If we store wheat vacuum sealed in plastic 55 gallon drums will it be OK if it freezes or will that spoil the grain?

I have no experience with this but I'm guessing that if the wheat is vacuum sealed, no moisture will accumulate inside the container; therefore no damage to the wheat.

I have tried to research this, but all I have found so far is the mention of freezing wheat to eliminate larvae and bugs. What they don't mention is if there is any damage to the wheat when thawed. Since they then package the wheat in sealed Mylar bags and then buckets, I am assuming that the wheat is just fine after freezing and thawing.

If anyone has any other knowledge or experience in this area, please feel free to add it here.

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