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Preparing Nuts

Nuts are the ultimate frugal food. They’re rich in protein and heart healthy fat, can be found and harvested for free and turn the simplest of recipes into a gourmet treat. Ready to start stockpiling nuts like a squirrel? Here’s how to store your nuts for year-round enjoyment:

  1. Dry nuts fully before storing. (Not necessary for chestnuts).
  2. Place nuts in air-tight containers to maintain the proper moisture level
  3. Keep nuts away from onions and other high-odor foods (Nuts will readily take on the smell of things around them.)=
  4. Store shelled nuts at room temperature for up to three months. Store shelled or unshelled nuts in the refrigerator for up to six months, or in the freezer for a year or more.