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Freezing nuts?

Steve Nov 26, 2010 09:19 AM

No, this is not a question about ice camping....

Have you ever had success / failure in freezing nuts before cooking with them? Is this just a bad idea?

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    Steve Nov 26, 2010 12:25 PM

    Thanks all for your comments. I didn't want to make an expensive mistake, so now I feel safe.

    1. mariacarmen Nov 26, 2010 09:56 AM

      i keep all my opened nuts in the freezer. i find they keep for months and taste perfectly fresh whenever I want to use them. double bag them in ziplock bags and they're fine.

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      1. re: mariacarmen
        sunshine842 Nov 26, 2010 09:59 AM

        me, too.

        1. re: sunshine842
          Val Nov 26, 2010 10:17 AM

          +2...I live in SWFL and if you don't keep nuts like walnuts and pecans in the freezer, they go rancid.

        2. re: mariacarmen
          pgreen Nov 27, 2010 03:14 AM

          Months? Years.

          I do find that it is nice to lightly toast them before use to bring out both the flavor and texture.

          1. re: pgreen
            pdxgastro Nov 27, 2010 10:58 PM

            They do taste good toasted, but lose 1/2 of their nutritional value. So for snacking, I eat them raw. I keep my almonds in the freezer and my walnuts in the fridge. No particular reason other than I use the walnuts more readily and they're easier to get to in the fridge.

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