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How can I store Brazil nuts?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Brazil nuts, and all nuts, have a high fat content which make them more likely to go rancid. Heat, light, and humidity will also speed up spoilage. Brazil nuts that are still in the shell will keep for three to four months at room temperature in a cool dry place. They should be kept in their original package or once the package is opened transfer to a plastic bag or freezer container. For longer storage keep them in the refrigerator or freezer. In the freezer they will keep for up to a year. If they are wrapped properly, the flavor or texture will not be affected.

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