Pecans are one of the favorite nuts in the United States. They are not only famous for classic southern pecan pie but also add great flavor and texture to anything you put them in. Plus, they have numerous health benefits, so there’s no excuse not to love them. The distinct buttery and nutty flavor of pecans makes them a great healthy snack.
If you often eat pecans and use them in different recipes, it is a good idea to buy pecans in bulk. This way, you do not have to rush to the store or order pecans online too often. But if you have pecans in bulk, it is very important to store them well so that they remain fresh.
Airtight containers or jars are best for storing pecans. At room temperature, you can keep pecans in a jar for months. If you want to store them for a longer time, put them in the refrigerator. Pecans in an airtight jar or container can stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to nine months.
In-shell pecans can easily stay at room temperature for ten to twelve months. Make sure you store them in a cool and dry place.
If you to have to store pecans for a very long time, you can freeze them in a sealed plastic bag. Make sure to press the bags after keeping the pecans in a way that that you remove all the excess air. You can repeatedly thaw and freeze the pecans again and again for two years. There is no loss in the shape and texture of pecans after thawing and refreezing them again. Even after removing from the cold storage, shelled pecans can stay fine after thawing for the next two minutes.
If you pecans it is important to store them well. Pecans that go stale would not be of any good. Storing pecans in an airtight jar, refrigerating and freezing are some of the ways to preserve pecans in your home.