Storage Tips & Uses

 

Pecan Selection & Storage Tips


  • Buy pecans during the fall harvest season while they’re plentiful.  When selecting pecans, look for plump nutmeats that are fairly uniform in color and size.
  • Always keep your pecans in clean and dry containers to protect them from insects and odors.  Their high oil content absorbs foreign flavors readily.
  • Pecans should be kept under refrigeration to best preserve their fresh color, aroma, and flavor.  The lower the temperature, the longer the nuts will keep.
  • Pecans stored at room temperature will remain fresh for only about 2 months; in the refrigerator they may be kept for about 9 months; and in the freezer, they will remain in good condition for 2 years.  They will keep better in glass containers.
  • Remember to thaw the frozen nuts before using.  You may refreeze your pecans again and again during the two year storage period without affecting their quality or texture.