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05-12-2006, 11:35 PM
I have been reading about people storing nuts in the freezer. How long will nuts survive (assuming normal 50 - 80 degree whether) in glass jars in the cabinet before going rancid?
Also, wouldn't freezing them do a bit of damage?
05-13-2006, 03:12 AM
I imagine that freezing them wouldn't do any damage, as nuts usually grow in cooler temperatures, and even after freezing, they will sprout, so I don't worry about it.
I do know that most nuts that you buy that are sold without being in a cooler, are already rancid when you get them, I used to buy my nuts form the Co=op in Olympia, but they keep them in bins, and they always tasted just a bit off to me, so now I buy them from a health food store, that keeps them in cold storage, they always taste fresh.
I still buy some nuts from Costco, but they aren't the super oily ones, most oily nuts, go rancid very quickly, macs, i.e. tropical nuts go rancid really fast.
I use my nuts often, so I don't know how long they last, but I'd say a few months in the freezer.
I store my nuts in the freezer and have kept them satisfactorily for at least 6 months. The fresher they are, the more I like them, though.
05-13-2006, 05:41 AM
Keeping nuts in the freezer would help to prevent them from going rancid, I would think. At least keep them in the refrigerator, as they will go rancid much more slowly than they would out on the shelf.
05-13-2006, 06:49 AM
RP: Do you think nuts sold on a raw food site are rancid as well? Do they keep them cool?
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