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Time to do the spice and herb sniff test again!

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With the holidays upon us, nothing is worse than getting a container of dried herbs or spices out of the pantry ready to add to your recipe, but when you open it, no aroma wafts out. Uh oh……

Open container and sniff. Does it smell like the spice/herb it’s supposed to be? If not, toss out.

Powdered ginger, coriander and nutmeg seem to be the biggest offenders as far as losing potency fairly quickly.

Check out Colonel De Spices (colonelde.com). He’s our tri-state spice guru and offers a freshness guarantee for his spices, herbs and blends.

Label it

When you open the jar, write the month and year on it. Some last several months, others up to a year.

 

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