Almonds should be stored in an airtight container and it is best to store them in the refrigerator or freezer. It's not recommended to store almonds at room temperature for periods of time, so your pantry isn't a good idea. However, you can take enough for a day or two out of storage while keeping the rest safe and fresh. Like other nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, almonds are best stored in cold temperatures.
That is, in the fridge or in the freezer. It shouldn't surprise us if you've ever bought almond flour or almond butter. At room temperature, shelled almonds can last much longer than shelled ones. You can store them safely for up to two years.
Without the shell, they will last only a few months at room temperature. In the freezer, they last indefinitely, while in the fridge they will be fresh and safe to eat for up to two years. If you're looking for a way to use lots of almonds quickly, I have two slightly unusual ideas for you to consider. And if there is nothing suspicious (see the spoilage section for more information) and the almonds are not stale, feel free to use them.
The University of California says they can be stored for about a year, while the Almond Board of California reports that it is approaching two years. Army Natick researchers demonstrated that various forms of almonds (raw, roasted, blanched, sliced) can have a shelf life of three years when packaged in optimal packages (vacuum tri-laminated aluminum bags). The shelf life of almonds varies everywhere depending on the way manufacturers produce, process and package them. I store shelled almonds in the & wooden fruit box on my food pantry shelf in the outdoor storage shed in the shaded corner of my garden (where my dried figs are also stored).
Almonds with natural shell are packed in cardboard boxes or bulk fiber containers, depending on the product and volume. This link has been provided solely for your convenience, but Almond Board of California cannot assume responsibility for the accuracy, quality, safety or nature of the content throughout the linked site. Imagine baking a huge cake to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or achievement just to throw it away because your almonds are spoiled. 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.
Product characteristics in this case can help determine the shelf life of almond seeds in the refrigerator. In addition, if almonds are commercially packaged and the manufacturer has specified storage conditions, they can spoil if these conditions are not taken into account. Shelled fresh almonds can last four months if kept outdoors, eight months in the refrigerator, and ten months in the freezer. Because of that, give the almonds quality control instead of checking the date and throwing them away if they are “expired.
At the time of writing, I have a package of shelled almonds that is nine months past the date on the label.