There are many ways to store nutswhich differ from each other depending on whether the nuts are peeled or in the shell.
The storage of these healing kernels is important, because it will be possible for a long time to use the nuts collected with their own hands, or bought in the season at a lower price.
To keep the nuts as long as possible, it is necessary to choose the right raw materialsavoiding contact with spoiled product:
There are also signs by which you can determine the freshness of a particular type of nut:
The shelf life of nuts varies depending on the conditions in which they lie.
The shelf life of peeled nuts is conditionally equal to the following figures:
All individual types of nuts, at least slightly, but differ in terms of shelf life.
In-shell kernels can be stored much longer than peeled ones, for example, at cold temperatures, such nuts lie not for 2-3 months, but for about six months.
|Almond||Almonds will not deteriorate only if they have been properly dried, that is, the skin is not wrinkled or damaged. usually, these nuts are recommended to be stored at a temperature of 5-7 degrees and a humidity of 55-65 degrees, providing protection from sunlight. In such conditions, the kernels can lie for up to 12 months, if the nuts are frozen, then the shelf life increases to 1.5 years. When purchasing an in-shell product, the terms increase by 2-3 months.|
|Cashew||Such nuts are stored at cold temperatures (4-6 degrees) in a dry place for about a year, if you keep the product at room temperature, the terms are reduced to 1 month. Inshell nuts stored in the refrigerator or frozen peeled kernels can last up to 1.5 years.|
|Hazelnut||Fresh hazelnuts are considered perishable compared to other nuts. peeled kernels must be stored in an airtight container and in a dry place. At room temperature, the shelf life is 3 months, when stored in the refrigerator for six months, in frozen form, hazelnuts can lie for more than a year. In-shell nuts are stored for 2-3 months|
longer. 6 months after storage, hazelnuts become tough and lose some vitamins.
|Peanut||This nut must be kept in a dry and well-ventilated area. At room temperature, peeled peanuts are stored for no more than 2 weeks, in the refrigerator for 3 months, and in the freezer for 6 months. Unpeeled kernels can be stored for 6-9 months, subject to a comfortable temperature of 5-7 degrees.|
|Pistachios||These nuts can only be stored in sealed packaging in a dry place. indoors, they can lie no more than 1-2 weeks, in a cold place up to 3 months, and peeled kernels are stored frozen for up to six months. Pistachios in shell, packaged at the enterprise, retain their freshness for up to 1 year.|
|Walnuts||In this case, it is very important to observe the storage conditions, the place must be dry and ventilated, and the container must be sealed. Peeled nuts are stored in the refrigerator for no longer than 3 months, and in the freezer for up to six months. The presence of the shell increases these periods by 2-3 months.|
There are several ways in which you can keep the nuts for the required amount of time.
If nuts are planned to be consumed in the near futurethen you can store them at room temperature. To do this, experienced housewives recommend adhering to the following recommendations:
How much and how to properly store walnuts at home:
If nuts need to be stored for a longer period, then in this case they are put into the refrigerator, adhering to some tricks:
If the nuts are planned to be stored until next season, it is best to put them in the freezer, for this you need:
Nuts have the ability to absorb odors, so they are kept separate from other foods.
Using these methods, you can preserve tasty kernels for a long time, while avoiding product spoilage.
You can also preserve nuts by preserving.:
Inshell nuts last much longer than peeled nuts kernel, while you need to follow some recommendations:
Although inshell nuts take up more space, at the same time they will be stored longer and retain all their benefits.
Nuts are a very healthy and tasty product, moreover, they are quite simple to store. The main thing is to provide a comfortable temperature, humidity, air circulation and protection from sunlight.
All types of nuts differ slightly in terms of shelf life, so such nuances must be taken into account.
Considering where the peeled walnuts will have to be stored in the future, they use fabric bags, glass or ceramic jars, and plastic containers for packing:
All containers must be washed and dried, and glass containers must be sterilized.
Walnuts can be stored in shell or peeled. To prevent the kernels from becoming moldy inside, certain storage conditions must be observed.
It is advisable to place the nuts in a cardboard box, cloth bag, or wooden box. The container with the product should be left in a dark and dry place, out of direct and sunlight. The room temperature should be no higher than +10 and not lower than -5 degrees. Air humidity should also be low - up to 40%.
If the nuts are planned to be consumed in the near future or it is necessary that they do not take up much space during storage, then they can be peeled from the shell. To prevent the kernels from becoming bitter, they can be placed in a glass, enamel or metal container with a lid and placed in a dark and cool place.
Thus, the nuts can be stored for up to one month. You can increase the shelf life of peeled walnuts to 1 year by decomposing them in small bags and sending them for storage in the freezer. But it is undesirable to re-freeze the product, as it will lose its beneficial properties.
If a person does not know how to properly store nuts without shells at home, he can make serious mistakes, which often lead to mold or blackening of the kernels:
Attention! It is not recommended to leave wet or poorly dried kernels for storage: they quickly mold, and the spores pass to neighboring products.
Duration of storage of peeled walnuts at room temperature does not exceed a month. After this time, they become bitter and dry out.
To preserve the nuts for several months, they need to be stored in the refrigerator. Previously, the kernels must be packed in a food-grade plastic container or in any other container with a lid.
To preserve the taste and benefits of nuts, you must definitely follow the storage rules. Otherwise, the kernels will deteriorate very quickly and acquire an unpleasant aftertaste.
Walnuts can be stored without loss of nutritional value for up to 2 years, but only if certain requirements are met. Optimal conditions for storing walnuts are temperatures from -5 to +15 degrees. Relative air humidity should not exceed 40-60%. Direct sunlight is contraindicated for nuts, as well as increased ambient temperature. This product contains many valuable oils that tend to turn rancid when exposed to temperature fluctuations and light exposure.
You can store walnuts in different ways. Depending on the expected storage duration and the availability of a suitable space, you can choose the most convenient method.
The easiest way to store a product is unrefined. Immediately after collecting or purchasing nuts, they must be dried. Residual moisture in the shell can cause spoilage. Nuts grow moldy, turn black inside, after which they can only be thrown away.
You can dry the nuts both naturally, spreading in one layer on a flat surface in warm weather, or accelerated. The second method is more preferable, since it is not always possible to dry the nuts for several days in a warm place. It is convenient to use an oven for drying. The optimal temperature regime is +50 degrees. Drying time is 40-50 minutes.
I always dry the nuts before storing them. Otherwise, they will not be stored even in ideal conditions. You can put them in the oven for 30-40 minutes, but when there are a lot of nuts, I put them on baking sheets in a special electric dryer. At 50 degrees dry land no more than 40 minutes.
It is best to store nuts in a cool, dark place in a container that provides adequate air ventilation. For these purposes, shelves in the pantry, insulated boxes on the balconies are suitable. Nuts can be folded as in plastic containers, glass or canvas bags. Unpeeled nuts in a dry place, subject to all conditions, can be stored for up to 2 years.
Unpeeled nuts can be stored in nets, but in this case they must be protected from direct sunlight.
To save space, walnuts can be peeled before storage. To do this, immediately after collection or purchase, the nuts are split, freeing them from the shell. The kernels must be roasted in the oven at a temperature of +100 to +150 degrees for 10 minutes. This is necessary for the destruction of mold spores, good drying.
Peeled nuts should be stored in sealed containers (plastic food containers, dry wooden boxes with lids). The container must be kept in a room with a suitable temperature regime. The maximum shelf life in this case is 12 months. If the humidity in the room is high or other unfavorable factors are present (high temperature, direct sunlight), the shelf life can be reduced to 2–4 months.
Peeled walnuts can be stored in the refrigerator
You can increase the shelf life of walnuts by placing them in the refrigerator or freezer. It is first necessary to free the kernels from the shell. Pack the peeled nuts in zip bags of 200-500 g each. You can store the kernels in a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.
It is important not to store nuts in the refrigerator or freezer next to foods that have a specific smell. Peeled nuts are stored in the refrigerator for 4–5 months without losing their properties, and in the freezer for 1 year.
Peeled nuts must be sorted out before being stored, removing shell remnants, dried and dark kernels. Not only spoiled pulp is dangerous, spreading bacteria, pieces of shells and jumpers provoke the appearance of fungi. Whole kernels last longer, so it's wise to weed out the debris and eat them first.
If the nuts are purchased, it is necessary to clean them of possible contamination and pathogenic microflora by rinsing with cool water and calcining in the oven or in a frying pan over low heat. At the same time, heat treatment of the peeled kernels is undesirable, except when carried out before eating the nuts. In view of this, it is worth purchasing and storing large quantities of nuts only in the shell.
There are 3 ways to store shell-free kernels:
On a note!
Freezing, calcining and sealing the packaging are the main ways to protect nuts from damage by pests, in particular, moths. But prolonged maintenance at low temperatures leads to the loss of some nutrients by the pulp of the nut.
Peeled nuts stored in a cupboard or refrigerator should be sorted from time to time. You should not try to reanimate the kernels on which mold has appeared by washing and frying them. Eating moldy nuts is hazardous to health.
If you have a large stock of walnuts, the most reliable way is to store in the shell. It is advisable to peel or buy peeled nuts in small portions, calculating them so as to consume the product within 1-2 months. It is also advisable to eat jam and other blanks from nuts quickly - within 2-3 years after cooking.