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How do you store nuts?

Jane Hathaway | Sep 19, 200507:18 PM

I use nuts a lot and like to keep them on hand. I buy them in bulk at Whole Foods and store them in plastic containers with lids in my pantry. Lately I've been noticing that they seem to go bad fairly quickly (they have a rancid smell). I've moved to a much drier climate, but I would think the nuts would actually do better here than in the more humid climate. I'm still buying approximately the same quantities I've always used. I usually keep pinenuts, cashews and almonds on hand at all times and pecans and walnuts in the fall. Pumpkin seeds year round too. Any suggestions on how to store them to prevent this problem? What quantities to you buy? Could I put them in the freezer? Thank you.

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