Friday, May 28, 2010

Storing Nuts

Almonds, pecans, walnuts...I love to keep a variety of nuts on hand. While we use them a lot in salads and for snacking, they don't keep that long in the pantry.

Here are some guidelines I have found for storing nuts:

Pantry: 3 months

Refrigerator: 6 months

Freezer: 12 months

Storing nuts in the freezer seems like the best thing to do. Now I won't feel bad about buying a variety and keeping them on hand!

Do you store your nuts in the pantry, fridge, or freezer?


Kimi said...

My nuts are stored within their rooms!! Oh you mean the other nuts. I have just started to buy more nuts since hubby & I love them and have wondered what's the best way to keep them. Thanks!!

jayayceeblog said...

Pantry ... we use them so fast they never have a chance to go bad. We make fresh salads for lunch 4 or 5 days a week and always sprinkle them with either sliced almonds or walnut pieces. Or I add a handful to a batch of brownies. Okay, now I'm hungry!

Jennifer said...

I didn't realize there was a shelf life for nuts. My family eats a lot of them, and honestly none hang around for more than a few weeks.

Amy said...

I always store mine in the freezer. I never have to think about how long I have had them. They are so expensive I hate to waste them.

Misty said...

Great tip!!!

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