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01-14-2007, 12:04 PM
Last night I made some apricot cookies from Alissa's book. I dehydrated them overnight and although they taste good, there's a slight "rancid" undertaste and I suspect the nuts were old.
I hate to waste anything, and they don't taste bad enough not to eat.
Anybody know if eating "old" nuts is harmful?
I sure hope I don't have to toss them! :confused:
01-14-2007, 12:54 PM
The exact same thing happened to me when i made Alissa's chocolate chip cookies. the walnuts must have definately gone rancid...what a horrible taste. I ate some of the cookies but then threw some out along with the rest of those nuts i had bought. I hate wasting too :(
Im not sure how harmful it is, but i dont think it can be too good for a person either.
01-14-2007, 03:45 PM
Just thought I would share some information. I had worked in a health food store. The Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Pine Nuts, Pecans and shredded Coconut were always kept in the freezer section since they are nuts with a much higher oil content and tend to go rancid faster. Hope this might help you the next time you buy nuts. :)
hmmm....just thinking outloud here...I think I read this somewhere, like a yar ago....isn't true that rancid oils have lots of free radicals in them?...and nuts being a high/fat/oil food...perhaps there are alot of free radicals in your nuts? I don't know. :confused:
01-14-2007, 04:04 PM
Oh, I forgot that includes Brasil Nuts also. I am extremely sensitive so rancid nuts make me ill let alone rancid oils, so most oils I keep in refrigerator. And of course my nuts that are high in oil content are kept in the freezer while other nuts are kept in refrigerator. Hope this helps. :)
01-14-2007, 04:05 PM
I would toss them.
I trust my body's judgment on things and if it doesn't make it through the taste test (after taste buds have realigned themselves to a pure state), I figure it's telling me that it doesn't want the stuff to go any further.
01-14-2007, 04:25 PM
I guess I'd better toss them :(
Too bad, cuz they tasted ok and well.. poop! :(
01-14-2007, 06:16 PM
I keep all my nuts and seeds either in the fridge or the freezer. Same with my dates. My bags I use frequently of either nuts or seeds is in the fridge. The other supply is in the freezer. I read that when I first started reading about going raw. Plus a lot of HFS keep their nuts and seeds in their refrigerated section.
01-14-2007, 06:21 PM
If nuts are in the shell, do you freeze them too? A friend gave me some Brazil nuts.
01-14-2007, 06:24 PM
Yes. I would/do.
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