Storing Nuts

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Nuts are a good healthy snack, as well as, an important ingredient in many recipes. Storing your walnuts, pecans, and other varieties properly is important to maintaining their taste and texture. This is a page about storing nuts.
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December 22, 2009

I use a lot of nuts for baking. I discovered if I chopped the whole bag of nuts at once and store in a clean coffee container, it saves a lot of time when baking.

By Peggy from Cortland, OH

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January 22, 2005

Walnuts

Store shelled nuts in the refrigerator on the upper shelf will last about a year. Frozen walnuts will be good up to two years. If shelling your own, remove the papery section that is between the two halves-it's bitter.

Pecans

Pecans absorb odors from food--store in airtight containers. Shelled pecans will last about 9 months in the refrigerator and up to 2 years frozen. You can also use them and refreeze without losing taste. In the shell they will keep in a cool, dry location for six to 12 months.
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By Chell

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December 4, 2012
Multiple use mixture for baking, stores well, and always ready.

Ingredients:

  • large handful of nut pieces, walnuts or pecans
  • small handful of diced dates, prunes, dried apricots
  • small handful of raisins, dried cranberries, blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp. cinnamon (or more if you really like it)
  • 1 tsp. ginger, allspice, nutmeg, coriander, or mace ( whatever you prefer)
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar or a dollop of honey (optional)

Directions:

Mix together well and keep refrigerated in covered container.

Sprinkle on top of oatmeal, put inside acorn squash, or fill center of baked apples.

By Cat from The Bay State

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January 28, 2018

A great way to maintain the quality of stored nuts is by freezing. This is a page about freezing nuts.

Bowl of Mixed Nuts

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