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Pine Nut Storage and Selection

Pine nuts quickly turn rancid if not stored properly

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Pine Nuts

© 2008 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

Pine Nut Selection and Storage

Pine nuts are most commonly sold already shelled. However, in some areas you can find them in the shell. Seeds in the shell are more likely to last longer.

The high oil content makes pine nuts quickly turn rancid if not stored properly. If you are buying from a bulk provider, use your nose and avoid any that smell rancid. Purchase from a source with a high turnover to ensure optimum freshness.

Both shelled and unshelled pine nuts should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month or in the freezer up to 3 months.

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