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12-27-2004, 10:08 AM
Does anyone out there know what kind of shelf life raw nuts have. I live in a small town and don't have access to many raw food item other than furit and veggies. I'll have to order the nuts and I don't want to order large amounts if they will spoil easy. Thanks ;)
Sharon in Colorado
12-27-2004, 11:38 AM
Any kind of nut that is dry is not really fresh or optimal to eat as a living food, like recently off the tree.
But that hasn't stopped me. I keep mine in glass jars on the counter a-la-Alissa Cohen dvd.
However, they can be stored in the fridge. Or the freezer. Or any cool place.
I don't know if storing them for a length of time makes them any less optimal than already being dried and not fresh from the tree. Usually things like oils have that tell-tale rancid frangrance, which means I use them for lubricating my juicer shaft or cosmetic applications, no longer for consumption. But could you do that with nuts? I don't know...and what could you use rancid nuts for? Decorating? Maybe process with water for a face mask or hair application?
Even though they'd get rancid eventually, most of us do use them for transitioning and in recipes to use as a cooked food sub. I rarely eat nuts by themselves, but do enjoy 'natural' style almonds when I do.
12-27-2004, 08:05 PM
I store my raw nuts and seeds in the freezer. I buy them bulk at a local store and they are in plastic bags. I haven't had any problem storing them this way for even a month or longer. I take out as much as I need when I need them. I never had nuts or seeds go bad but I am told that they do smell rancid.
Hope this helps.
12-28-2004, 10:59 AM
Mason jars in the freezer are great for storing nuts---as already said.
01-01-2005, 01:03 PM
I want to thank each one of you for the info. you shared about my question concerning raw nuts. All the info. was very helpful. I wish each of you a healthy and blessed New Year. :)
01-01-2005, 06:59 PM
If one buys nuts still in their shell the shelf life is many months stored in a cool dry place. Also the nutrition should still be there to.
01-02-2005, 02:36 PM
Thanks Curtis for the information, I haven't started eating raw as of yet, right now I'm just gathering information about it. Although I plan on starting very soon. I am greatly encouraged as I read about everyones progress. Have a Blessed New Year :)
01-02-2005, 02:40 PM
I tend to buy mine in bulk (cheaper) and keep them in the fridge. This will extend their shelf life
Bear in mind though that they have often been kept for some time in a warehouse someplace.
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