Shelf Life Tips
- The precise answer to the question ? How long do pine nuts last once shelled? depends to a large extent on storage conditions -because of their high oil content, pine nuts (pignoli)must be stored properly to avoid becoming rancid.
To maximize the shelf life of shelled pine nuts, store in the refrigerator; after opening the package, place the pine nuts in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag.
To further extend the shelf life of shelled pine nuts, the pine nuts may be stored in the freezer; place pine nuts in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag.
Shelled pine nuts can be thawed and refrozen repeatedly during the freezer time shown without any significant loss of flavor or texture.
How long do shelled pine nuts last when stored in the freezer? The freezer time shown is for best quality only - foods kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
How to tell if shelled pine nuts are bad? Rancid pine nuts will often develop a bitter, unpleasant taste; if pine nuts develop an off odor or taste, or if mold appears, they should be discarded.
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