We have many people ask us about the best way to store their pecans. Pecans are perishable because of their high oil content and they must be stored properly to maintain good quality. Whether you buy pecans in bulk use them throughout the year or just want to get a couple of pounds to snack on each day, it is helpful to know how to store your pecans. Here are some helpful tips to keep your pecans fresh all year:
- At home, unshelled pecans can be stored in a cool, dry place for three to six months.
- Shelled pecans need to be either refrigerated in airtight containers for up to nine months, or frozen in zipper locked freezer bags for up to two years.
- Pecans can be frozen and refrozen for at least two years without loss of flavor or texture.