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Do nuts go rancid after the expiration date? If not right away, how long after?

They're halved, roasted and salted pecans from Trader Joe's that expired 8/2011. I'm hungry.

asked by ElkieOiishi over 6 years ago

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jmburns
added over 6 years ago

Taste them if they taste ok go for it. But the will go rancid at some point.

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flgal
added over 6 years ago

Don't wait for them to go rancid, just put them in the freezer.

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ElkieOiishi
added over 6 years ago

Good idea - I never thought to put them in the freezer.

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added over 6 years ago

Once I've opened a container of nuts, I store it in the refrigerator. Give them a smell. If it sends you reeling, they're rancid. You'll never forget that smell.

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