Did you know that to get the most out of your raw nuts, you should keep them stored in their shells and in the fridge?
I didn’t know this until a little while ago. I have been buying packets of shelled, raw nuts from the supermarket and wondering why they aren’t THAT nice.
AT loves them, but admits fresher nuts are like a whole other situation.
The first time I tried a fresh walnut was at mum’s house…where else?
She had some Tasmanian Walnuts she bought from the deli and insisted I try some.
They tasted amazing. Quite different and might I say a lot better than regular walnuts.
They had no bitterness to them at all.
And then I tried some fresh pecans, like fresh from the tree!!!! at a friend’s place and they tasted super fantastic.
I had heard that nuts retain their nutritious qualities longer in the shell. A bit like veges I guess…you know, the longer they stay whole the better they are for you.
But I wasn’t aware that the fats in nuts will go rancid if not kept in the fridge.
Well, now. Have I wrinkled your brain?
I thought so.
Just for your convenience, and in case you don’t believe some of the stuff I come up with, here are some resources on eating and storing nuts. So…go nuts.