All nuts that are not going to be used right away should be stored in your refrigerator or freezer. Below are several storage instructions that will help you store your Nuts products properly.
A) Room Temperature
Package the nuts in an airtight container.
• Air tight plastic and glass containers are better than plastic bags. Plastic bags are permeable, so even though the bags have a good seal, odors can still seep into the space and taint the flavor of the nuts Store for two to four months.
Place the jar of nuts in a dark, cool location, like a pantry. Nuts stay fresh for two to four months when you store them this way.
Pack the nuts in glass or plastic containers: Note that insect eggs and larvae are not an issue on the nuts you harvested, prolonged storage in cool temperatures should prevent those eggs from hatching.
• Nuts have a tendency to absorb odors, so the container must have a good seal and should be made from non-permeable material.
Chill the nuts for two months to one year: Place the container of nuts in a refrigerator set to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) or below. When stored in this manner, most nuts will last for one year. Almonds, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts should remain fresh for one year. This is true regardless of whether you keep them in their shells or remove the shells prior to storage.
• Heat and light can make the nuts go rancid faster
Freeze for one to three years: Place your container in a freezer set to 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius) or below. Using this storage method, most nuts will stay fresh for one to two years. Some varieties may last longer.