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Preserving Food Safely - 01600672


     Properly dried nuts in the shell will keep for  several
weeks at room temperature.   For longer storage, nuts in the
shell  must  be kept cool and dry to prevent flavor  changes
due to rancidity of the fat.                                

     Keep  nuts  in  the shell in airtight glass, plastic or
 metal containers in a cool,  dry, dark location,  below  70
degrees Fahrenheit.  Quality   will  remain  good  for about
four months under  these conditions.   As with  other  dried
foods, the lower  the  storage  temperature,  the longer the
shelf life.   For long- term  storage,  package shelled nuts
in  moisture  vapor-proof  containers  and   store   in  the
refrigerator  or   freezer. Although  nuts in the shell take
up more room, they  have  a  much  longer  shelf  life  than
shelled nuts.                                               

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