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11-19-2007, 09:31 AM
I was wondering, do you have to keep nuts in the refrigerator or freezer? Will they do well in glass Mason jars? I don't have alot of room in my refrigerator. (Veggies and fruit take up two shelves and the crisper). Also I have several kinds of organic raw grains for sprouting, also flax seed and sesame seeds, will they need to be in the refrigerator?
11-19-2007, 09:54 AM
I keep grains, flax seeds, and sesame seeds in my cupboard (not refrigerated). I don't know about the nuts as I don't use nuts due to the confusion about how raw they are. As my guide to storage I look to see what the HFS does and do likewise.
11-19-2007, 10:03 AM
I also keep mine in a BOTTOM cupboard, where it's cool. But I live in Oregon where it's pretty cool much of the year.
If I lived in, say, Tucson, I might put them in the fridge. Or just not buy large quantities at a time.
So far, I've never had nuts go rancid.
Try a cupboard and let your nose tell you?
You can also freeze nuts safely.
11-19-2007, 01:37 PM
My Mother always told me the oil of the nut WILL go rancid if you don't eat the nuts up but its usually not a problem if your 'cooking' with them and snacking on them. Never been a problem for me having them in the cupboard..
Walnuts.. mmmMMMmm.. :D
Read the first paragraph of this page under "Storing Food": http://www.purejoyplanet.com/articles.php
11-20-2007, 04:44 AM
I store all seeds, nuts & oils in the fridge or freezer because the oils in them can go rancid really easily
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