Proper Storage of Pecans

Many of our customers have requested information on how to properly store pecans. To help our friends and customers maintain their Pearson Farm pecans as fresh as possible, we have provided this information.

Pecans contain a high fat content, as such they are prone to spoilage, or rancidity over time if not stored properly. Roasted and candied pecans are even more prone to rancidity as they have been subjected to very high temperatures in the process. In-shell pecans as a rule will last longer than any of the above.
  • At room temperature (70°F) pecans will usually last 20 days, if in a sealed, airtight, container, maybe 45 days.
  • In a refrigerator at (34°F) in an airtight container, pecan storage life increases dramatically, easily achieving 9 to 10 months.
  • In a freezer at (0°F) in an airtight container, 18 months to 2 years of freshness should be the norm.
Pecans can be thawed and re-frozen numerous times, if you remember to temper them, or thaw them in the refrigerator, and avoid warm temperatures. The high oil content in pecans also makes them prone to absorbing odors from other things stored with them. Always keep pecans in an airtight container. As always, don’t forget to ENJOY your Pearson Farm pecans. Always in good taste!