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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?

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  1. blue room RE: josephnl 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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      greygarious RE: blue room 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.

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        rainey RE: blue room 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 RE: josephnl 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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          rainey RE: Val 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!

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            Val RE: rainey 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!!!!

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              decolady RE: rainey Aug 31, 2010 05:05 AM

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

          2. hotoynoodle RE: josephnl 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 RE: josephnl 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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