Comprehensive Guide to Buying and Storing Nuts

Comprehensive Guide to Buying and Storing Nuts

Comprehensive Guide to Buying and Storing Nuts  


Nuts are nutritional powerhouses loaded with poly and monounsaturated fats and natural antioxidants. They’re also an excellent source of plant-based protein, and relatively low in carbohydrates. Consuming nuts as part of a balanced diet has been associated with a lower risk of heart diseases, lower cholesterol, and hypertension. 


If you’re wondering how to store and buy nuts then you have come to the right place. Nutty Delights has some easy tips and tricks to help you buy, store, and enjoy these superfoods. 


Buy your Favorites


Some people swear by buying raw nuts only as they don’t lose any of their minerals or vitamins - raw nuts are nuts in their most natural form, before any roasting, salting, or caramelizing. While you do lose trace amounts of minerals and vitamins in cooking, there are no conclusive studies that prove raw nuts are better for you. Honestly, it all really comes down to preference. 


If you like raw almonds, get raw almonds. If you like honey almonds, get honey almonds. 


There is no one-size-fits-all way of buying nuts. It really comes down to preference and what you like to buy, but there are a few things you can do to save money. 


Buy Fresh


The oils in nuts can become rancid if there are exposed to prolonged periods of air, heat, and light. Be sure to shop somewhere where the produce turns over regularly. Here, at Nutty Delights, we have a high stock turnover, which means you are always buying the freshest products. We keep our nuts in airtight packaging away from any direct sunlight and heat in a temperature-controlled environment. 


Buy in Bulk


There are considerable advantages to buying in bulk. It’s cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. When you buy in bulk, you’re not paying for excess packaging. Buying in bulk means you are getting nothing but the nuts - pure and simple. 


Buying products in bulk also makes you think more consciously about your food waste and packaging waste. For example, buying almonds in bulk and making your own almond milk and almond butter eliminate unnecessary packaging, waste, and trips to the grocery store. Lessening your carbon footprint with every bulk purchase. 


We Offer Bulk Buying 


Nutty Delights offers bulk buying and wholesale for our customers at competitive prices. All information can be found on our website. You can buy bulk if any of our products from dried apricots to salted peanuts


How to Store 


Contrary to popular belief, nuts should be stored in a fridge or freezer, or any temperature-controlled room. Because nuts have a high amount of unsaturated fats, a delicate type of oil means they are highly prone to going rancid if not stored correctly. Spoilage is accelerated even more in the presence of light, oxygen, and heat. Storing nuts in the fridge or a cool, dark place limits their exposure to these elements and retains their delicious taste, and keeps ‘em flavorful for longer! 

No Fridge, No Problem

If you don’t have the room to keep your nuts in the fridge for long periods of time or you need to replenish them time and time again because they’re so yummy, it’s fine to keep them in a cool, dark place in your press or pantry. Just ensure (and this is imperative) to keep them in a super airtight container and use them within a couple of weeks! 


Supplying the Freshest

While there mightn’t be a foolproof plan for buying and storing nuts, one thing you can always guarantee is that Nutty Delights will supply the freshest and best-tasting nuts. We have infallible quality control and assurance methods that ensure that we supply premium products to our amazing customers. 


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