How should pecans be stored and how long will they keep?

Shelled pecans must be refrigerated - storing them at room temperature is not recommended.

Pecans retain their freshness, flavor and nutrients with proper storage. Store them in airtight containers or freezer bags and you will have delicious treats for two years or more.

Temperature In-shell Shelled Cracked
40 degrees (refrigerator) 9 - 18 months 6 months 6 months
0 degrees (freezer) 2 years 2 years 1 year

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