Pecans can last from two months to two years. How long they last depends on the storage method and the temperature. Shelling the pecans gives them a shorter shelf life.Continue Reading
Store pecans in clean, tightly sealed dry bags or jars; nuts easily absorb strong smells. Small pieces spoil more quickly, so buy pecan halves or whole, uncracked nuts. Packaged pecans often have a use-by date.
Pecans in the shell last for up to two years when frozen in airtight containers. Frozen shelled pecans should be used within 18 months. Refrigeration preserves pecans for about two months. Storing nuts at room temperature is the least effective method and is not recommended.Learn more about Beans & Nuts
There are over 500 different types of pecans. Many of them are named after Native American tribes, while others are named after the person who originally grafted the pecan plant. Different types of pecans are often distinguished by the size and flavor of the nut.Full Answer >
Popular types of edible nuts include almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans and pistachios. Nuts such as macadamias, hazelnuts and walnuts are also quite popular and used in salads, desserts and beverages. Common nut varieties that are less popular are Brazil nuts and pine nuts, which are mild in flavor.Full Answer >
Harvesters should pick pecans between October and early December, when the nuts are falling continually. If pecans remain on the ground too long, they become moist and deteriorate in quality. Pecans should dry for several days in a warm indoor space until they are crisp and easy to split.Full Answer >
Some examples of tree nuts include walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts and hazelnuts. These are botanical nuts, which means that they're fruits made of a seed enclosed in a hard shell. The shell needs to be cracked to release them.Full Answer >