Question About Pecans...and Storage

Decorating By lovincake Updated 16 Mar 2008 , 1:41pm by DianeLM

lovincake Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 9:08pm
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My DH just brought home a gallon bag full of shelled pecans that he got at a church fundraiser and I need to know how to store them. Will they lose their flavor if I just put them in freezer bags and put them in the freezer...or is it better to store them in the frig? Thanks in advance...Linda

PS...I'M SO GLAD CC IS BACK UP!!!

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musbeus Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 9:33pm
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I store my in the freezer and have never had any problems.

Tara

mezzaluna Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 9:41pm
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I store ALL my nuts in the freezer. Except for DH.

DianeLM Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 9:42pm
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Definitely freeze. Don't store in the frig. If you have a vacuum sealer, they'll last up to year.

lovincake Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 11:53pm
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DianeL...my vaccume sealer bit the dust...and thanks yall, appreciate it!!! linda

tchrmom Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 1:33am
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They may even last longer than a year in the freezer- especially if you are going to bake with them rather than eat them plain. (My aunt grows them, and we always have them around.)

Doug Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 1:43am
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Originally Posted by mezzaluna

Except for DH.


hey! i resemble that remark! LOL! icon_rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by tchrmom

They may even last longer than a year in the freezer- especially if you are going to bake with them rather than eat them plain. (My aunt grows them, and we always have them around.)


speaking from experience, yep, they do last longer than a year in the freezer.

tracycakes Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 2:01am
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[/quote] speaking from experience, yep, they do last longer than a year in the freezer.[/quote]

Yep, I have some in my freezer now over a year old and they are fine. After the've been there for a while, you may want to taste one because they can eventually begin to get a little bitter, but I've found that doesn't seem to happen for about 1 1/2 years.

kjgjam22 Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 2:56am
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i agree...definately the freezer...i have some vaccumed and some just in the bag. both sets are just fine.

aliciaL_77 Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 3:04am
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Originally Posted by mezzaluna

I store ALL my nuts in the freezer. Except for DH.





Same here (hubby doesn't fit) icon_evil.gif

DianeLM Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 1:41pm
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Well, I guess I can admit that I've used pecans that had been frozen for THREE years! But, I wasn't going to advise anyone else to do that. icon_smile.gif

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