Spice Rack Organization for Pantry & Cabinets
Spice Rack Buyers’ Guide
Spices are what come in handy almost every day during cooking, and are difficult to store. Most spices come with a package not to last after opening and can cause a mess after every usage. A perfect solution is a spice rack. Not only does it save space, but it also places all the spices right where you need them. It will only take you a few seconds to find the exact spice you need and will encourage you to try the ones you have been avoiding experimenting with. It also compliments any kitchen and leaves a good impression on any onlooker. Most spice racks come with built-in glass containers that you can pour spices into. If not, then you can purchase a set of glass containers that will fit the rack and get spicing!
There is no exact answer to this question that will apply to all spices, as it depends on the type of spice and how they are stored. Spices don’t technically go bad, but they will lose their potency and flavor after some time. Generally, whole spices will remain fresh for around 4 years, ground spices will last 2 to 3 years and dried herbs around 1 to 3 years. The ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and chili powder will stay fresh for 3-4 years, and black peppercorns and whole nutmeg will last 4 years. Dried bay leaves, oregano leaves and crushed red pepper will last only 1-3 years. Salt does not have a shelf life and can be kept indefinitely. To test whether your spices are still good, rub some of it in your palm and smell it. If the scent is weak or you can’t feel the flavor then it should be replaced.
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