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Freezing nuts

josephnl Aug 24, 2010 03:50 PM

I generally keep pine nuts in the freezer because I don't use them that frequently and freezing them does extend the time they can be kept without turning rancid. Since I generally toast them prior to use, freezing does not seem to significantly effect their quality. Can the same be said of pecans, hazelnuts, cashews, pecans, etc?

  1. blue room Aug 24, 2010 04:03 PM

    I keep 'em all in the freezer, seems to be a smart thing to do.

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    1. re: blue room
      greygarious Aug 24, 2010 04:09 PM

      I keep raw nuts of all sorts in the fridge or freezer, usually vacuum-sealing them if I think they'll spend many months in the freezer.

      1. re: blue room
        rainey Aug 24, 2010 05:03 PM

        Me too! And even if you don't bother toasting them. They're ready to throw in a batter or even snack on.

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        Val Aug 24, 2010 04:21 PM

        I'm with you on this! I live in SWFL...and into the freezer goes the walnuts and pecans. Almonds I keep in my desk at work because I pretty much snack on at least a few each day (and last week, I ran out of almonds...I was really 'jonesing' for them...it surprised me!)

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        1. re: Val
          rainey Aug 24, 2010 05:04 PM

          Have you tried the Marcona almonds from Costco? They're wonderful -- tasty and much more tender than CA almonds but still with a satisfying crunch. This CA girl loves 'em!

          1. re: rainey
            Val Aug 24, 2010 05:37 PM

            Rainey, thanks but am not a Costco member...I've been buying the Blue Diamond low sodium with sea salt variety...my son and I both love them...and a co-worker brought in the Emerald Cocoa almonds ...they are really great, too...but have added dextrose & stuff etc. that I don't care to eat ...but they taste VERY good!!!!

            1. re: rainey
              decolady Aug 31, 2010 05:05 AM

              Oh, I really like Marcona almonds, too. Was really glad to find them at Costco.

          2. hotoynoodle Aug 31, 2010 06:28 AM

            i keep all nuts, seeds and flours in the freezer. dramatically extends the shelf life and i find zero reduction in quality.

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              critter101 Aug 31, 2010 06:41 AM

              I even freeze sugared walnuts and spiced pecans when I make them in batches. There doesn't seem to be any loss of flavor or texture once they're defrosted.

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