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07-13-2006, 10:32 PM
Hi, I am new here and I have a few questions about pecans. I have access to pecans as my parents have a lot of pecan trees so I get quite a few every year. My first question is, I keep them in the freezer after shelling them, is this ok or does it make them less nutritious? Also, do I need to be soaking them before I eat them? Sometimes I just grab a handful and eat them straight out of the freezer.
Also, about brazil nuts, I bought some still in the shell and the package doesn't say they're roasted so I assume they're raw, do I need to soak them before I eat them?
Thanks so much!!!
07-14-2006, 01:33 AM
you can keep both in the freezer after shelling is fine, do not soak pecans or brazil nuts, they don't need it
see you are naturally doing everything perfectly!!!
07-14-2006, 07:24 AM
Thanks so much!!
07-14-2006, 12:08 PM
You are quite lucky to have a pecan tree which produces fruit. I've never had the pleasure of a fresh pecan picked right off the tree. I imagine it's divine.
Brazil nuts just out of the shell are so delicious as well, I expect those just off the tree are incomparable. I'm sure the ones I've cracked have been sitting around in storage; even still those are are so much better than shelled. It would be fabulous to have a Brazil nut tree (or bush?), I expect.
07-14-2006, 11:31 PM
Yes, the fresh pecans are really great! My parents actually have about 50-60 trees that they harvest each year to sell. If I'm lucky they'll bring me a big bag of cracked ones that I just have to shell or else I can just go pick up what the harvester left behind. Nuts are so expensive that without the pecans I probably wouldn't eat many.
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