For convenience, I like to keep a variety of nuts on hand for cooking and baking. Is it possible to freeze nuts to keep them from going bad? Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans in particular.

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I have all three kinds in my freezer at this moment. Although all of mine are raw, if you usually use toasted nuts, you can toast them first, then freeze. Saves a step later when cooking.



(do I need more of an answer than that?)

Okay -- the issue is the fats going rancid, and cold will help slow the process, but you should also try to get as much air out as possible.


I freeze raw nuts but I put them in an oxygen-impermeable glass jar with a rubber gasket glass lid that clamps shut. I use the same kind of container for raw nuts I keep in the cupboard.

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    Freezer flavors might otherwise cause problems. Commented Jul 21, 2018 at 23:35

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