View Full Version : 20 lbs of nuts. Now what?
10-07-2008, 05:23 PM
Are they best stored in the freezer or fridge or cabinet?
10-07-2008, 06:06 PM
wow, 20 lbs... what kind/s did you get??
whatever you intend to use within a week or two - cabinet.
whatever you intend to use within a month or so - fridge.
whatever you intend to keep for a looooong time - freezer.
...just a rough idea :)
fyi: the more oil a nut (or seed) has in it, the faster it will go rancid.
10-07-2008, 08:25 PM
I'm thinking I should store the macs and the walnuts in the freezer and the cashews and pumpkin seeds in the cabinet...does that sound right? This will all be gone within 2-3 weeks. I've got 6 rawbies to feed now. :D
I got 5 lbs of walnuts, 10 pounds of cashews, 5 lbs of macadamias, and 5 lbs of pumpkin seeds.
10-07-2008, 08:34 PM
I keep all nuts/seeds in the fridge. I once had an invasion of pantry moths from a bag of birdseed and am over the top careful about getting any more. It took me months to get rid of them. I think the freezer puts a faint smell on things.
(When I first typed this, I mistyped "panty moths." :D)
10-07-2008, 08:38 PM
10-07-2008, 08:55 PM
OooOOooo, sounds like you hit the jackpot!! :D
...yeah, 2-3 weeks should be fine for cashews/pumpkin seeds in the cabinet, especially if the temps in your area have cooled. If it still seems a bit warmish, I'd say try to put at least some of the pumpkin seeds in the fridge if you can since you have such a large amount, they tend to be more sensitive than cashews. Yes, freezer is great for the macs/walnuts. :)
I keep my nuts in the fridge after they've been shelled. My freezer could fit, like, 5 nuts... so I don't buy in bulk these days.
I ordered 10 pounds of shelled macs and 10 pounds of shelled almonds last year that were mostly just for me. I kept them in the fridge, and they still were fresh at the end about 2-3 months later. I actually ended up sharing a lot more than I planned because my husband would go bananas for the tasty mylkshakes I kept making! :)
I could taste a slight difference in the macs, so I think if I had it to do over again, I would have kept half of those in the freezer or something.
10-08-2008, 06:50 AM
If you keep them in the cabinet, make sure you store them in a glass or metal container. We had a huge infestation of moths once. The moths can chew through paper and plastic!
10-08-2008, 08:46 AM
Thanks for the tip! I am storing them in large canning jars.
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