Keeping Their Cool
Thanks to their trusty antioxidants, almonds have some serious staying power if stored properly. When kept in cool, dry conditions (<4.5°C and <65% relative humidity), whole natural almonds can be stored for about two years with no significant loss in quality. That’s like an eternity in food years.
Almond Storage Quick Tips:
- Avoid exposure to strong smells, as almonds can absorb odors of other materials if exposed for prolonged periods.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
- Protect from insects and pests.
- Roasted products must be protected from oxygen. Storage containers, resealable plastic bags, and vacuum packaging are all good options.