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 Do sunflower kernels go rancid? 
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Post Do sunflower kernels go rancid?
I bought a bag last week and wondered if they were like nuts where they can go bad after a period of time. The package says roasted and salted if that makes a difference. They haven't been opened yet because I was going to make some energy/fruit bars with them. Just wondering if I should put them in the freezer?

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Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:51 am
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Post Re: Do sunflower kernels go rancid?
Yes, store them in the freezer!

Freezing them stops or dramatically slows down the deteriorating process.

The oil that is in them can spoil and go rancid, just like with peanuts, sesame seeds, walnuts and most cooking oils.

I keep walnut meats in the freezer and use them in baking breads, cakes and sticky buns.


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I had no idea.
I better put my walnuts in the freezer as I am not going through them as quickly.
Good heads up thread for me.

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Post Re: Do sunflower kernels go rancid?
I knew about the walnuts, almonds and other nuts because alot of times I buy them in bulk and could never use them up fast enough. I wasn't aware about the sunflower kernels though.

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Most of those kernels & nuts have oils in them - the same oils that you might use for cooking, and if all of those oils can spoil, and they could, then so can the kernels & nuts spoil as well.

No, they won't spoil as fast as milk will, but in time, they can give off a very unpleasant and sickening rancid smell that is overbearing and unbearable!

I know. I has some sesame seeds spoil on me at a time when I was making a Chinese dinner, and I couldn't use them. Ever since then, even the smallest jar of it goes in the freezer. It's one of those things where I don't enough of it to warrant letting it sit out for long periods.

I also have a very big restaurant / foodservice-size jar of sesame seeds that I've stored in the freezer for eons, and it's STILL in there, but I can bet you that it has not spoiled because of the extremely cold temps that keep the seeds from spoiling - holding them in suspension to keep them fresh as the day they were bought.

Same OIL can also spoil. Peanut oil is one of the most expensive oils around, but it can also spoil. Any oily product can spoil if measures aren't taken to extend the product life.

Try to remember the golden rule;

It it has oil, then it could spoil.


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