Prep Genrl ST about storing nuts

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
ST, I know you have told me in the past to do them in the oven, but would vacuum sealing them with a food saver do the same? So much easier and I need easy. Same with raisin type food, can they be vacuum sealed?

Thanks a bunch, God is good all the time.

Judy
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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I believe vacuum sealing *should* work, with one potential problem I can see... nuts often have tiny worms (or worm eggs?) inside... (after finding brand name chocolate bars with almonds infested, I've only stored plain milk chocolate) I think the oven canning process kill a off any potential infestations.

Maybe freezing them first woukd do the same thing?

Summerthyme
 

Raggedyman

Res ipsa loquitur
judy
we use and store a lot of nuts . . . almonds - salted and smoked; unsalted sliced and whole; cashews whole - salted & roasted; whole raw; pistachios - salted shelled and unshelled; peanuts raw and roasted salted and shelled walnuts. typically we buy these in bulk and package them down - vacuum sealing in 1/2 gal or quart mason jars with one 100 CC O2 absorber in the quarts and 2 of them in 1/2 gal. I have never had problem with ANY of these. you may want to take a look at both of these - CHAT - memories in a bottle - tale of the 12 Y O pistachio and PREP - Nuts in long term storage
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I believe vacuum sealing *should* work, with one potential problem I can see... nuts often have tiny worms (or worm eggs?) inside... (after finding brand name chocolate bars with almonds infested, I've only stored plain milk chocolate) I think the oven canning process kill a off any potential infestations.

Maybe freezing them first woukd do the same thing?

Summerthyme
Thanks a bunch, they've been in the freezer for awhile.

Judy
 

59 MGk.

Contributing Member
judy
we use and store a lot of nuts . . . almonds - salted and smoked; unsalted sliced and whole; cashews whole - salted & roasted; whole raw; pistachios - salted shelled and unshelled; peanuts raw and roasted salted and shelled walnuts. typically we buy these in bulk and package them down - vacuum sealing in 1/2 gal or quart mason jars with one 100 CC O2 absorber in the quarts and 2 of them in 1/2 gal. I have never had problem with ANY of these. you may want to take a look at both of these - CHAT - memories in a bottle - tale of the 12 Y O pistachio and PREP - Nuts in long term storage
I have been doing the same thing for years & lived to tell about it.
 

abby normal

Contributing Member
I believe vacuum sealing *should* work, with one potential problem I can see... nuts often have tiny worms (or worm eggs?) inside... (after finding brand name chocolate bars with almonds infested, I've only stored plain milk chocolate) I think the oven canning process kill a off any potential infestations.

Maybe freezing them first woukd do the same thing?

Summerthyme
Well crap! I eat so many nuts I must have been a squirrel in a past life. Worms? :shkr:

Odds are pretty good I've ingested some. I guess it's extra protein!
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Well crap! I eat so many nuts I must have been a squirrel in a past life. Worms? :shkr:

Odds are pretty good I've ingested some. I guess it's extra protein!
Yeah, they're harmless. But when you open a bar of milk chocolate and almonds, and there are tiny critters wriggling across the surface... it kind of wrecks your appetite, ya know? I once opened a pack of saltine crackers (fresh from the store!) That had a nice hatch of something... probably beetle larvae. Yuck!

Summerthyme
 

Raggedyman

Res ipsa loquitur
Yeah, they're harmless. But when you open a bar of milk chocolate and almonds, and there are tiny critters wriggling across the surface... it kind of wrecks your appetite, ya know? I once opened a pack of saltine crackers (fresh from the store!) That had a nice hatch of something... probably beetle larvae. Yuck!

Summerthyme
hahaha!!! - I can remember being a kid with my sister Denise, on a car trip with our parents - mid 50's cuz I'm about 6 and she's about 4 . . . my father stopped to get gas at the country station and he comes out wit an almond joy candy bar. we were sooooo excited because it was a treat to get that kind of candy - we just weren't allowed to have it very often - RARE - would be the operative word. the package was opened and she and I were each given one of the two candy bars in it. we pulled away from the station and commenced to enjoying our candy bars - as kids would, taking small nibbles and savoring the rare treat we'd been given. about 2/3'rds of the way through hers, Denise noticed "something moving" and called my mother for assistance with it - at which point what little was left of the candy bars were promptly tossed out the window - much to the disappointment of both of us. :lol:

I lost Denise in Feb of '16 to Ovarian cancer . . . that was one of the many wonderful memories we shared together before she left.
 
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