Nuts are some of the most underrated foods and investment that anybody can have in their kitchen, basically because they cost more than the average pantry staple.
More so, due to their high oil content, nuts can go bad faster than you can eat them which may be the reason why a lot of people find it difficult to store them.
Nuts can turn rancid in as little as 2 to 4 weeks if you store them improperly or even in the pantry. Rather than rush your way through a bag of almonds to consume the last one before it spoils on you, why not consider freezing your nuts.
A secret you probably don’t know is that nuts freeze really well. Most of them can go as long as a year or even more and they don’t require any preparation before popping them in the icebox like fruit does.
However, you will want to be sure they are in a well-sealed bag, and labelling them with the date is not a bad idea, either. You can cook with them straight from the freezer too. There is no need to heat up, unless you want a toasted nut flavour.
Here’s a guide for how long different types of nuts last when frozen.
These are good enough to stay good and nutritious anywhere from 9-12 months in the freezer.
Cashews can stay good for one year in the freezer.
Almonds an provide the best nutrients for about one year when stored properly in a freezer.
These are only good enough to stay up to six months in the freezer.
Pistachios like almonds can stay up to one year in the freezer.
Walnuts are good and will remain fresh for as long as a year in the freezer.
Pecans can last up to two years in the freezer. So stock up next time these nuts are on sale without fear of spoilage.