Storing Pecans

Freezing Pecans, whole or shelled, is the best way to ensure their flavor and crispness. Frozen pecans do NOT have to be thawed before they are added to a recipe. However, keep pecans in sealed freezer bags (or double bag in plastic) as they can absorb odors from other food in the freezer.

Listed below is the relative shelf life of pecans at various temperatures:


Temperature In Shell (Months) Shelled (Months)
Pantry (70 degrees F) 4 3
Refrigerator ( 40 degrees F) 12 6
Freezer ( 32 degrees F ) 24+ 24

The nutritional information on pecans can be found at: www.ilovepecans.org