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Nov 26, 2010 09:19 AM

Freezing nuts?

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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  1. 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.

    4 Replies
      1. re: sunshine842

        +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

        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

          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.

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