In the freezer is the best place to keep nuts (no I am not talking about your significant other or your mother-in-law).
Nuts contain oils which can cause them to go bad or even rancid if not stored properly. Consuming any rancid or bad foods can make you very ill so proper storage is a must!
I put them in ziplock bag in their original package and freeze them as soon as I bring them home from the store, even when unopened. There is no need to defrost the nuts when you need to use or eat them. You can just take what you need from the bag and use frozen in pretty much everything.
They will keep for a long time frozen and won't go rancid. I've kept nuts for up to a year with no loss of quality or taste.
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