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10-28-2007, 02:53 PM
How long will soaked nuts keep?
10-28-2007, 03:51 PM
After soaking, you can either dehydrate them or alternatively spread them out on a clean towel and let them air dry. I've done both. Just make sure they are completely dry before you store them. And it's probably best to store them in an airtight container.
As for how long they'll last... That kinda depends. I do know from experience that if there's any moisture retained in the nut, it won't last as long as it may when fully dry. As I mentioned, I both air dry and dehydrate. However, I prefer to dehydrate since I can be assured of getting all of the moisture out of the nut, in turn allowing it to last much longer...from my experience :)
I'd say that if you don't have a dehydrator, try spreading them out on a towel and let them dry that way. When completely dry, put them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge until you're ready to use them. If you don't intend to use the nuts often, it may be good not to do a ginormous batch.
Now, if you're questioning how long they can remain in the soak water...well, that's another story. Almonds can last several days if you drain and change the water each day. Softer nuts like pecans and walnuts don't do so well if left in the water for more than a day...you lose more of the oils and they tend to become waterlogged. Then, there's seeds...
Not sure exactly what you are asking since it can get rather broad, but hopefully some of that is helpful.
I'm sure others will chime in here as well...
10-28-2007, 05:29 PM
Yeah I guess I meant keeping after they've been soaked- see, I'm such a newbie! :p Got them drying now!
10-29-2007, 12:52 AM
The other thing you can do Lukychrm, if you want to use them in a recipe but haven't the time to deal with them straight away, is to put them in the freezer. Then take them out, let them thaw, which takes only a short time, and use them...
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