Buying and
Storing Walnuts

Learn how to select and store walnuts for maximum freshness.

Walnuts are available to schools through commercial distribution. The walnuts are held in cold storage to ensure high-quality, fresh-tasting walnuts are available throughout the year.

School with kitchens can get the most out of their walnuts by following a few simple tips.

  • Keep Air Out: If you buy walnuts in sealed packaging, you can store the walnuts in their original packaging. Once you open the sealed bag or if you buy bulk walnuts, transfer them to an airtight container to maintain freshness.
  • Cold Storage = Fresh Taste: The best place to store walnuts is in the refrigerator, if you’re planning to use them right away, or freezer if you’ll be storing them for a month or longer. Walnuts can absorb flavors of other foods so keep them away from foods with strong odors.
  • Prep as Needed: Chop or grind walnuts as needed the day of or day prior to service. This will help maintain great flavor.
  • Know When They’ve Gone Bad: Walnuts can go rancid when exposed to warm temperatures for long periods of time. If your walnuts have a sour odor, it’s time to throw them away!
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