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:
- Dry nuts fully before storing. (Not necessary for chestnuts).
- Place nuts in air-tight containers to maintain the proper moisture level
- Keep nuts away from onions and other high-odor foods (Nuts will readily take on the smell of things around them.)=
- 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.