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A study conducted by U.S. Army Natick researchers. Department of Commerce, demonstrated that various forms of almonds (raw, roasted, blanched, sliced) can have a shelf life of three years when packaged in optimal packages (vacuum trilaminated aluminum bags). Almonds are delivered to the handler for sizing, sorting and sorting, and then stored in containers or other bulk containers under controlled conditions before being shipped or processed.
For container shipments to foreign markets, in-shell almonds are usually packed in bags. Almonds with natural shell are packed in cardboard boxes or bulk fiber containers, depending on the product and volume. Chopped and roasted almonds require more protection against moisture and oxygen. Starting with raw almonds, they can last fresh for up to a year or even longer if properly stored.
When it comes to almond snacks, take a look at the expiration date on the label. These should last about 2 to 4 weeks past the expiration date. Shelled almonds come with an expiration date. When not open, they can stay in the pantry for 4 months.
If you open them, you should refrigerate them so that they last approximately 8 months. If you want them to last even longer, freeze them and that will take 10 months. In the fridge and pantry, open almonds will serve for 4 weeks and 2 weeks, respectively. As soon as you open the almond package, you should try to finish it in a week if stored at room temperature, or a month if stored in the fridge.
Auto-oxidants in almonds oxidize these fats when exposed to moisture, light, heat, or oxygen. Almonds contain a large amount of fat and will go rancid if exposed to warm temperatures, extreme fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The Blue Diamond Growers Almond Innovation Center has conducted extensive research on the shelf life of almonds, continuously testing and monitoring hundreds of products with almond ingredients. Shelled almond kernels are probably OK, even if you leave the walnuts unprotected in the fridge for a couple of months.
Store almonds in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer if you want them to retain the best quality for more than a year. Almonds can also pick up the smell of other foods in the refrigerator, so be sure to store them in an airtight container to avoid this and avoid excess moisture. If shelled almonds appear yellowish when cut or have a honeycomb pattern, it means that the almonds are stale. In fact, most people who hate almonds probably spoiled them for the first time and maybe ate them.
If you store almonds in the right conditions, you can eat them for months after the expiration date. If you're looking for a way to use lots of almonds quickly, I have two slightly unusual ideas for you to consider. However, this method is not necessary, since almonds that are in their initial stage of spoiling do not produce any odor. .