Storage Instructions for Nuts & Dried Fruits

As soon as you receive your packages, please open and inspect the contents. All nuts, fruits, baked goods and candies that are not going to be used right away should be stored in your refrigerator or freezer. Below are several suggestions that will help you store your Sunnyland products properly.

Storage of Raw Nuts

Nuts must be kept cold, either in the refrigerator or freezer. Before storing, pack all nuts in clean, dry containers. Zip-closed freezer bags or plastic cartons with tight lids work well.

The secret of storing both in-shell nuts and nut meats is to KEEP THEM COLD. The lower the temperature, the longer nuts keep. In your home refrigerator, nuts store satisfactorily for four to five months; in a zero (0°F) freezer, or lower, they remain in good condition for up to a year.

Nuts in the shell can be held twice as long, at any given temperature, as shelled meats. Nut halves may be held for about twice as long as pieces.

Experiments indicate there is a slight loss in quality of nuts stored in the refrigerator; in the freezer there is no loss in quality. Low in moisture (only 4%), nuts may be refrozen again and again without adversely affecting taste or texture.

Storage of Toasted Nuts

Toasted nuts keep as well in the freezer as raw nuts. When you want to use some, take the container out of the freezer. It is important to allow nuts to warm up to room temperature, then open the container and take out what you want. Close the container and return to the freezer. When exposed to air, cold toasted nuts absorb moisture and may become limp. If this happens, freshen them in a 150° oven for 15-20 minutes.
Cool before serving.

Storage of Uncooked Dried Fruits

Store in the refrigerator, tightly sealed to prevent the fruit from drying out. Zip-closed freezer bags work well.

Storage of Cakes & Candies

All our cakes and candies will keep well in the refrigerator or the freezer as long as they are tightly sealed.

Time Saving Tip Before putting your nuts, fruits and candies in the freezer, package them in ‘serving size’ amounts. That way you take out only what you need each time. This will allow your nuts, cakes and candies to come to room temperature faster and keep the bulk of your products from being taken in and out of storage.