How Long do Nuts and Seeds Last? (A Detailed Cheat Sheet)

Nuts and Seeds
How Long do Nuts and Seeds Last? (A Detailed Cheat Sheet)
Nuts and seeds (whole, in shell)At Room TemperatureRefrigeratorFreezer
Almonds 9 – 12 months6 – 20 months at 0℃ (32℉) – 20℃ (68℉)12 – 24 months
Brazil nuts6 – 9 months12 months at 0℃6 – 10 months
Cashews6 – 9 months6 – 12 months at 0℃ (32℉) – 20℃ (68℉)18 – 24 months
Chestnuts7 – 14 days1 week – 3 months at 0℃ (32℉) – 20℃ (68℉)Not recommended
Hazel nuts4 – 6 months12 – 24 months at 0℃ (32℉) – 10℃ (50℉)12 months
Macadamias 6 – 9 months3 weeks – 12 months at 0℃ (32℉) – 30℃ (86℉)24 months
Pecans4 – 6 months4 – 18 months at 0℃ (32℉) – 20℃ (68℉)24 months
Pistachios3 months12 months at 0℃ (32℉)Not ideal
Pine nuts4 – 6 weeks3 – 4 months at 0℃ (32℉)6 months
Walnuts4 – 6 months4 – 12 months at 0℃ (32℉) – 20℃ (68℉)12 – 18 months
Chia seeds1 – 5 years (cool, dry place)Gel: 2 weeks
Seeds: 2 – 4 years
5 – 10 years
Flax seeds6 – 12 months12 months (in dark, airtight containers)Flax meal: 6 months
Hemp seeds (shelled)12 months12 – 18 months12 – 18 months
Pumpkin seedsRaw: 12 months
Roasted: 6 months
12 months12 months
Sesame seeds6 – 12 months12 – 36 months12 – 36 months
Sunflower seeds2 – 5 months8 – 12 months8 – 12 months

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