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Stale nuts

vusi22 Jul 28, 2011 10:18 AM

I have a bunch of stale cashews and almonds in my cupboard, and need some advice as to what to do with them. Are they still good to use or should I chuck the lot?

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    escondido123 RE: vusi22 Jul 28, 2011 10:25 AM

    By stale do you mean not so crispy or rancid?

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      vusi22 RE: escondido123 Jul 28, 2011 01:14 PM

      not so crispy

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        pine time RE: vusi22 Jul 28, 2011 01:46 PM

        roast 'em. However, if they've gone over to the bitter tasting side, there's no resurrecting that.

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      Isolda RE: vusi22 Jul 28, 2011 01:56 PM

      If they taste off, pitch 'em. There are few things worse than rancid nuts. But if they're just soft, you can use them in pilafs or toast them.

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        greygarious RE: Isolda Jul 28, 2011 03:09 PM

        I keep rancid nuts around in the freezer until winter, then put them out for the squirrels. I do not know if rancid fats present health risks to rodents as they do to humans, but if so, that's what they get for raiding and destroying the bird feeders even though I put out corn and other seeds for the bushytailed visitors.

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