How to store walnuts?
In our country, the walnut is more popular,than a peanut or a hazel nut though the hazelnut grows in our edges, and the native land of a walnut - Central Asia and Transcaucasia. Walnut is a necessary component of many desserts, and everyone knows about the health benefits of this nut. But many people have a question, how to store walnuts? In fact, the question is not complicated, and of course, there are several secrets to storing this product.
Recommendations for the storage of walnuts
First of all, the nuts need to be sorted, andclean from the remainder of the outer shell. In order to completely protect nuts from eating insect larvae, it is recommended that they be slightly baked in the oven - the larvae and their eggs will surely perish. But, unfortunately, the kernels of roasted nuts are likely to lose a number of very useful properties. Nuts can be stored both peeled and inshell. The first is much preferable, since you can immediately discard spoiled or damaged copies.
Tips on how to store peeled walnuts
- Purified walnuts can be fried. This is very important if you bought the cores by weight. Simply pour them into a dry frying pan and fry for 7-15 minutes, while stirring constantly. Before you remove the nuts for storage, they must be cooled.
- If you plan to eat nuts forten days, then store them in a closed plastic or glass container in a cool dark place. Do not leave them open in rooms with high humidity - on the nuts may appear mold.
- If in the very near future the nucleus does notyou need to pack them differently. Put the nuts in a plastic container, cover it well and put it on the uppermost shelf in the refrigerator. Make sure that the nuts do not get water - the product can become moldy. Thus, the kernels of the nut can successfully be stored for about six months.
- Even longer - up to a year - the nuts will be stored in the freezer. Wrap dry kernels in foil or food film and place in the freezer.
As you understand, storing walnuts is not a tricky business, the main thing is to stick to the above tips.