Now that the season is upon us, and you’re hopefully filling up your shopping cart with lots of pecans and goodies from Hudson…the question may be asked, “How do I store my pecans?”
Pecans need to be stored properly to maintain their good taste – they are perishable because of their high oil content. You may be the type that buys pecans in bulk to use throughout the year OR just keep them around for daily snacking. Either way, here are some tips to be sure you’re storing your pecans correctly:
- At home, unshelled pecans can be stored in a cool, dry place for three to six months.
- If you have shelled pecans, they need to be either refrigerated in airtight containers for up to nine months, or frozen in zipper locked freezer bags for up to two years.
- You can freeze and refreeze pecans for at least two years without loss of flavor or texture.