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PECANS

Pecans are 70% fat.

Soaking pecans in salt water for several hours before shelling will make nut meats easier to remove.

There are about 19 pecan halves to the ounce.

• Shelled pecans can be kept in the refrigerator for about nine months and for up to two years in the freezer.

• Airtight containers, such as jars with lids, are best for storing pecans in the refrigerator.

• Sealed plastic bags are best for storing pecans in the freezer.

• After removal from cold storage, pecans will stay good for an additional two months.

• In-shell pecans can be stored in a cool, dry place for six to 12 months.
 

 

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