ALMONDS, COMMERCIALLY BAGGED OR PURCHASED IN BULK — IN THE SHELL
The exact answer to the question “How long do almonds last in the shell?” depends to a large extent on storage conditions —because of their high oil content, almonds must be stored properly to avoid becoming rancid.
To maximize the shelf life of unshelled almonds, store in cool, dry area; after opening the package, place the almonds in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag.
To further extend the shelf life of unshelled almonds, the almonds may be stored in the fridge or freezer; place almonds in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag.
Unshelled almonds can be thawed and refrozen repeatedly during the freezer time shown without any significant loss of flavor or texture.
How long do unshelled almonds last when stored in the freezer? The freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How to tell if unshelled almonds are bad? Rancid almonds will often develop a bitter, unpleasant taste; if almonds develop an off odor or taste, or if mold appears, they should be discarded.
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