Storing Hazelnuts

Storing shelled hazelnuts in an airtight bag or container in a freezer will keep them fresh and flavorful for a year or more.

Storing hazelnuts in the refrigerator between 32° and 35° is the next best place, however, still keep in an airtight and odorless container. Nuts should be allowed to warm to room temperature before using in baking or cooking applications.

Properly stored hazelnuts will provide wonderful flavor and texture to most any food, and can be used as a substitute in recipes that call for nuts.