I realize this might sound dumb, because we're supposed to eat as fresh as possible, but does anyone have ideas about storing nuts, so that you can buy in bulk? I don't have anyone to share with, and beside that, I'm LDS, so it's sort of drummed into you, even when you're a convert as I am, to be prepared for times of hardship. I would think that sounded silly, but I've heard of people losing their jobs, and the stored food came in handy.
What about putting the nuts into the vacuum sealed bags? I wonder if that would work? They could then be put into a cool place. Would they rot?
Does anyone know or do you all buy as you use?
Thanks for your ideas!
I don't buy in bulk (wish there was a place here where I could!) but what I do and this might work for you:
I buy them, rinse and soak overnight and then dehydrate until dry (maybe over night) and then store in ZipLoc Fresh Protect bags OR vacuum seal OR in mason jars. They don't stay around long enough to be concerned about spoilage; but I've read that you can keep them in the fridge.
Thanks, Rawkinlocs. I can buy in bulk from an Oregon co-op @ www.azurestandard.com. The prices are good for organic nuts, sea salt, etc. They don't carry macadamias,or young coconuts, but other than that, they really do have a lot. Also toothpaste and shampoo. I can then pick it up in Boise.
They don't deliver all over the country, but perhaps they might know of another regional co-op like theirs. The prices tend to be a bit lower than your average health food store, or internet store.
Email me if you would like to talk about raw food storage. My wife has some great ideas and it would be nice to talk to someone about it. We live in Boise.
Originally Posted by Sadii
Hi Sadii, I'm LDS too. There are a few of us around. Check out this post:
We were talking about food storage a little on that post. I've learned so many new ideas for food storage while still maintaining my 'rawness'. I'm new to eating raw but know I want to continue doing it. Nuts could definitely be vacuum sealed and stored in the cool, but like all food storage it needs to be rotated. Dehydrated fruits and vegetables store much better than canned and keep way more enzymes and nutrients. All that wheat we're counselled to store,doesn't have to be boiled or ground into flour... we can grow wheatgrass from the berries. I also recently learned that wheatgrass is an amazing creation and is packed FULL of nutrients!! Most beans and grains can be sprouted then eaten. Sorry, I may be telling you things you already know. I can't believe how much I've learned on this site, it's great. Good luck with your storage :)
You can put nuts in the freezer. I don't generally have them around for long enough to need to keep them in the freezer, so I keep them in the fridge.
Sorry to ask, but what is LDS?
Tracy LDS means Latter Day Saints. good question I am not one but thought I would answer anyway. Take Care
In the DVD it Alissa was storing nuts, grains and beans in glass canister before being sprouted or rehydrated.
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