FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU
Nuts can turn rancid in as little as 2-4 weeks if stored in the pantry. Nuts freeze really well ? most of them for a year or more ? and don’t require any prep except putting them in a ziplock type bag, according to Julie Thompson, Taste Senior Editor at HuffPost.
Here’s a guide:
Almonds – good for one year in the freezer.
Pine Nuts – Up to six months in the freezer.
Pistachios – Up to one year in the freezer.
Macadamia Nuts – Good from 9-12 months in the freezer.
Cashews – Good for one year in the freezer.
Walnuts – Good for a year in the freezer.
Pecans – Good for up to two years in the freezer.
Not only can you stock up when nuts are on sale, but you don’t have to defrost them, just use right out of the bag. As with all frozen foods be sure to mark the outside of the bag with the date you freeze, so you can use before they spoil.