We get a lot of questions about the best way to store our nuts, and rightfully so! Nuts can go stale or rancid fairly quickly, especially during the summer months when the heat and humidity can really get to them. Luckily, storing your nuts in a way that keeps them fresh and delicious is super simple!
First of all, no matter what kind of nuts you have on hand, itâ€™s important to keep them in an airtight bag or container at all times. Our resealable NutsOnline product pouches do the trick, most of the time. However, if they get a tear or hole in them, itâ€™s best to transfer the nuts to a glass or plastic container with a tightly fitting lid.
You can store roasted nuts and nuts in the shell in a cool, dry place, such as your kitchen pantry, for one to three months. Make sure you keep them tucked away when youâ€™re not eating them! Sunlight can really speed up the spoiling process.
Both roasted and raw nuts can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six months. In fact, this is the storage method weÂ recommend for our raw nuts. Because they have excess oils, they tend to spoil more quickly than their roasted and in-shell counterparts if theyâ€™re exposed to warm air.
Finally, if you want to keep your nuts on hand for longer than six months, you can freeze them for up to a year. Though they will lose some freshness, they will not go rancid in the freezer. To keep the nuts from growing stale or freezer burned, itâ€™s best to store them in a vacuum-sealed bag and use them immediately after removing them from the freezer. Re-freezing nuts after thawing them decreases their freshness.
How do you store nuts to keep them fresh and delicious? Got any tricks or secrets? Weâ€™d love to hear all about them!