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Freezing nuts


Dejah
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Our Real Canadian SuperStore has a sale on deluxe roasted salted/unsalted mixed nuts for .98/100 gms. They are usually $1.58/100 gms. There were lots of pecans, cashews, almonds, hazlenuts and Brazilnuts, and a taste test told me they are fresh. They would be great for Xmas nibbles, and anytime, of course.

I bought 3.5 kgs, hoping to keep most in the freezer to dole out. Will they keep fresh in the freezer? I know the nuts I buy for baking can turn rancid in the cupboard if not used in good time. If these salted ones keep well, I might buy more to make up for gift packs later.

Would appreciate any feedback. Thanks. :smile:

Dejah

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YES!

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I almost always store nuts in the freezer, usually sealed in some sort of Tupperware. They stay fresh so much longer that way, and nuts defrost very quickly when needed. I also keep whole wheat flour in the freezer since it's apt to go rancid quickly as well.

Kathy

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The oil in nuts kept at room temperature can go rancid especially during warm weather. Keeping the nuts in the freezer is one of the better storage solutions.

 

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Thanks for all the posts confirming that freezing nuts is ok.

I have always frozen raw nuts used for baking, but I wasn't sure about roasted salted nuts.

Now that I know it's ok, and the nuts are so fresh and cheap, I picked up another 3 kgs, stored in sealed containers in the freezer. I'll be making up care packages for the kids when they come home for Thanksgiving. :biggrin:

Dejah

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Get thyself a Foodsaver vacuum packager, seal those nuts in a bag, and they'll last 1 1/2 years at least.

That 's the date on a package I found buried in the freezer a few weeks ago.

I tasted a handfull, expecting to really learn the definition of rancid.

They tasted like the day I packaged them.

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Get thyself a Foodsaver vacuum packager, seal those nuts in a bag, and they'll last 1 1/2 years at least.

That 's the date on a package I found buried in the freezer a few weeks  ago.

I tasted a handfull, expecting to really learn the definition of rancid.

They tasted like the day I packaged them.

My nuts never get a chance to go off - they're eaten within hours!

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