Creamy and more tangy, but also sweeter than other nuts, pistachios are rich in monounsaturated fats, copper, thiamin and vitamin B6. Keeping dry roasted pistachios fresh is key to preserving and enjoying their flavor and nutritional benefits. Protecting pistachios from moisture maintains their texture and distinctive flavor.
Keeping Pistachios Fresh
Pistachios will keep fresh and maintain their texture and nutrients for three months if kept in an odor-free, airtight glass or plastic container and stored in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry. If you store pistachios in the refrigerator at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below, they remain edible for up to one year. In a freezer at 0 F or below, they are good for up to two years. Because it is the pistachios' natural oils that go rancid, it's important to keep pistachios cool and in an airtight container.
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