My nuts in the refrigerator next to my beloved lemons and limes.
There have been numerous times when I have talked with others about making recipes with nuts in them and find out that they store their nuts in their pantry. This would be okay if they consumed their nuts in an inhumanly fast amount of time, like within days not weeks.
Nuts have oils or fats within them that quickly go rancid if not stored properly.
The easiest way to store your nuts and seeds is in the refrigerator. If you are storing it in bulk and won't be using your nuts for months, store them in the freezer and they will last for a very long time.
So, now I am sure you will all be checking on how your nuts are doing and store them properly. You can tell your nuts are rancid by their darkened color and not so pleasant taste.
Need a recipe to help you use up your nuts try these: