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Old 10-10-2005, 10:10 PM   #1
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Grinding nuts

Hi! I read in a book that if you grind nuts you need to use them immediately or they will go rancid. Can someone tell me if you can freeze them after grinding to prevent rancidity? I like to sprinkle them into my baby's veggies sometimes, but grinding them at a moment's notice has gotten to be a big pain. Thanks!!



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Old 10-10-2005, 10:26 PM   #2
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Hi, Terri, welcome to Discuss Cooking, tou'll like it here.

Sure you can freeze them or keep them in the fridge for a week. The 'must use them immediately' line is a bit extreme. Of course, some nuts (those with a higher fat content) wil turn rancid faster than others.

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Old 10-10-2005, 10:27 PM   #3
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Yes you can freeze the nuts in order to prevent them going rancid.

Grinding exposes the volatile fats within the nuts to the air, hence them going off quicker. Technically all nuts should be stored in the freezer, but to be honest I have never had nuts go rancid on me (although some macadamias I had did get weevil infested...curses).

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Old 10-11-2005, 07:53 AM   #4
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