How Long Does Spice Last For?

You’ve more than likely got a stockpile of spices in your house, to put that extra spice into your meals.

 

What I think is not really said is that it does a lot more than that!

 

It also helps prevent food from going off too.

 

 Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory can be found in many of them, such as… Cinnamon, sage, turmeric and cloves etc.

 

It’s well known that it can help with respiratory diseases (Not COVID-19).

 

  A lot of you keep asking me, well, how long do I have before I must throw it away?

 

So , I’m really going to be speaking about how long and when to throw it away.

 

How Long Do They Last For?

Well that all depends on how it was processed.

 

 Dried herbs will not last as long as dried spices.

 

So let’s take mint, sage and rosemary now, these are all dried herbs and last up to one to three years.

 

Powered spices last for around two to three years, give or take.

 

Think chili powder, ground turmeric and garlic powder.

 

Now whole spices have the longest shelf life of them all, this is because a lack of moisture, light and air has been exposed to it.

 

If stored i the right way, it can last up to four years!

 

 Glass jars with airtight lids are your best bet! You can keep them in your cupboards too, just make sure it’s away from light, heat and the area is clean that you store it in.

 

What are some whole spices?

 

Spices such as mustard seeds, cumin seeds & coriander.

 

When Is It Time To Throw It Away?

To be honest, spices and herbs do not really go bad, how you’d think.

 

Let’s just say that it do though, all it means is it loses its flavour, aroma and colour.

 

In which case, why would you waste your time eating it?

 

 It’s not because it can make you sick, like other foods.

 

So if you want to check, as you feel suspect that it may be off…

 

Always check the scent of it and the flavour, you can even rub it in your hand and if it’s a weak scent, it means it’s off & will taste dead in your mouth.


THAT’S IT!

                                                     

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.

 Please do let me know though…

 

What Are Your Fav Spices?

 

What Is Your Least Fav Spice?

 

Did This Advice Make You Feel At Home With Spices Now?

 

 Until We Meet Again, Ciao

We Look Up

Karim David 

The Healthy One

89 Comments

  1. Amanjeevan Dhaka April 8, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Haldi!

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    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      I’m going to look this up, but thanks for letting me know.

      Reply
  2. Devi Khoja April 8, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Ginger.

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    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      Ok, nice one.

      Reply
  3. Takdeer Gabbi April 8, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Haldi.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  4. Paul Waraich April 8, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Do you know Garam masala ?

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:45 pm

      Yes, I’ve used it many times, I really like it.

      Reply
  5. Harbha Badesha April 8, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Yes, this is useful.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you find it so 🙂

      Reply
  6. Guli Aantal April 8, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for this share.

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    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:45 pm

      Np at all Guli.

      Reply
  7. Jan-Jay Bhangu April 8, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Thanks for the share!

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:45 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  8. Sach Pandher April 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    I still throw mine away, it’s just a bad habit of mine.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:45 pm

      Ahahaha.

      Reply
  9. Raj Hanga April 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Black Cardamom

    Reply
  10. Kira Uppal April 8, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    I really liked this, I’m learning so much here.

    Reply
  11. Paramgun Kahlon April 8, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks for the share, I’m a hoarder anyway but it was nice to learn something new.

    Reply
  12. Sunni Merwar April 8, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Great stuff!

    Reply
  13. Anisha Mundi April 8, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Amchoor that is mango.

    Reply
  14. Eknoor Sharma April 8, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Lee sent me here.

    Reply
  15. Steeve Thakur April 8, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Tej Patta

    Reply
  16. Yashvant Shahi April 8, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Nutmeg.

    Reply
  17. Navnihal Cheema April 8, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Curry leaves.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:46 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  18. Sachbhagat Suri April 8, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Cilantro.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:46 pm

      Nice one, thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  19. Nekroop Riar April 8, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Carom

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

      Oh, This is Ajwain… I use this too.

      Reply
  20. Paramnek Gosal April 8, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Cinnamon!

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

      I tell you what, I love the smell of it, one of my fav smells aha!

      Reply
  21. Iarlaith Ward April 8, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Mango powder.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  22. Cillian Doherty April 8, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Garlic.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

      Nice, ty for letting us know = )

      Reply
  23. Martin Gilfoyle April 8, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Ryan sent me here!

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

      Heyy!

      Reply
  24. Rhys Kilpatrick April 8, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Turmeric!

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      Nice one!

      Reply
  25. Sean Hagan April 8, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    Tarragon

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      Nice one 🙂

      Reply
  26. Fiadh Hickey April 8, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks for the information, I love garlic a lot.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  27. Mary Monkes April 8, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you for the share Karim!

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  28. Rosie O'Tracy April 8, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    That’s really good, I’m much clearer now, thanks.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 8, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      Ah, I’m so glad 🙂

      Reply
  29. Ramneek Antal April 9, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    I don’t like ginger at all.

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    1. Karim April 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      Oh ok, I do.. Then again I know many that don’t, but thank you for letting me know.

      Reply
  30. Prajna Lochab April 9, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    This is getting a share now.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
  31. Rich Rulania April 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Methi

    Reply
    1. Karim April 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      I’m going to look this up 🙂

      Reply
  32. Raj Thakran April 10, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Mace

    Reply
    1. Karim April 10, 2022 at 7:15 pm

      Good shout!

      Reply
  33. Avneet Guneta April 10, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Cinnamon.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 10, 2022 at 7:15 pm

      I love it.

      Reply
  34. Manga Ranjha April 10, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Cloves.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 10, 2022 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  35. Ashmith Basran April 10, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Are you aware of the spice Star Anise ?

    Reply
    1. Karim April 10, 2022 at 7:16 pm

      Yes I am, I feel like a Ninja when I’ve got them on me!

      Reply
  36. Zi Jewlia April 10, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Curry leaves

    Reply
    1. Karim April 11, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  37. Harmo Sahota April 10, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Indian Red Chili!

    Reply
    1. Karim April 11, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  38. Kevin Dolan April 11, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Garlic.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 11, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      Cool, thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  39. Nessa Concannon April 11, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Alex sent me here.

    Reply
  40. Mohanbir Gulu April 11, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    Black Pepper

    Reply
    1. Karim April 11, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      Nice, thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  41. Ben Grimes April 11, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Black Cardamom

    Reply
  42. Keeva Cormack April 11, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    I feel at ease now, and more confident.

    Reply
  43. Johnny Malone April 11, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Green Cardamom

    Reply
    1. Karim April 12, 2022 at 4:25 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  44. Victoria Kenny April 12, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Lee sent me here!

    Reply
    1. Karim April 12, 2022 at 4:25 pm

      Heyyy!

      Reply
  45. Savannah Dempsey April 12, 2022 at 8:23 am

    Thanks for this one.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 12, 2022 at 4:25 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  46. Jessica Moran April 12, 2022 at 9:31 am

    parsley

    Reply
    1. Karim April 12, 2022 at 4:25 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  47. David Sheehan April 12, 2022 at 10:11 am

    Chives.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 12, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  48. Kelly Murrough April 12, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Cumin.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 12, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  49. Layla Nangle April 12, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    I already knew part of this, but It’s good to refresh the memory again.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 12, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  50. Maja Caffrey April 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for the advice.

    Reply
    1. Karim April 12, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply

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