Cashew nuts help to diversify the diet and to replenish the body with a variety of vitamins and trace elements. Their fruits are not only delicious but also useful: they improve metabolism, lower cholesterol and strengthen the immune system.
Cashews are not a cheap product, so they should be stored properly so as not to spend extra money.
How to choose the right cashews for storage
Nuts are sold raw and salted. Often they are already fried, combined with honey and chocolate glaze. These nuts are better to buy in small quantities to eat immediately. If they are in a package, then the expiration date is indicated on it. After tearing the bag, however, the cashews should be eaten during the day, even if placed in the refrigerator.
Cashews sprinkled with salt should not stay too long. Keep them more than a few days can not. If the nuts are not eaten, they should be covered and placed in a cooler place.
Raw nuts are suitable for long-term storage. When choosing fruits, you need to pay attention to their integrity. It is worth buying only the nuts intact, not dried, not wrinkled and without traces of mold. The fruit should not be greasy, spots indicating a fungal infection.
How and for how long the cashews are stored
To successfully save cashews for a long time, you need to keep in mind three main things:
Nuts like dark and cool rooms. The optimum storage temperature for cashews is between 16 and 18 degrees with a plus sign. You cannot keep cashews in bright places. Excessive light reduces their useful life. Under the influence of sunlight, nuts become a bitter product, which is impossible.
It is desirable that the humidity does not exceed 85%.
To store cashews, choose a container with a lid that prevents fresh air from entering. It can be plastic or glass. Store nuts in an open form is not worth it, because they quickly begin to have a bitter taste, become greasy and unfit for consumption.
Fulfilling such conditions will help preserve the fruit for at least a month.
You can put cashews in the refrigerator. They will not lose freshness for 2-3 months. If the nuts are vacuum-packed, they will remain for at least six months.