Spice storage

Spice Storage Tips

  • The freshness of spices can be maintained longer if they are stored in airtight containers.

  • Keep away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight. These elements hasten the loss of flavor and aroma of spices. Avoid storing over the stove, dishwasher, sink or near a window.

  • Spices should not be stored in the freezer. Freezing does not extend the shelf life of regularly used dried spices and herbs. If stored in the freezer, and repeatedly removed for use, condensation will form in the bottles and accelerate loss of flavor and aroma.

  • Always close spice containers tightly after each use.

 General Freshness Guidelines for Fassica Products

  • Your Fassica products will deliver the best flavor if used within these guidelines.

  • Spices:

    • Ground spices - 3 years

    • Seasoning blends/mixes: 1-2 years

 How to Optimize Freshness

  • Spices do not spoil but they do lose their strength. Old and weak seasonings will not deliver the taste they should.

  • Spices will keep for a long time if they are stored in airtight bottles. The shelf life of properly stored spices and herbs is approximately 4 years for whole spices, 2-3 years for ground spices and 1-3 years for leafy herbs, depending on the herb.

  • Do not sprinkle spices and herbs directly from the bottle over a steaming pot. Steam introduced into the bottle will hasten the loss of flavor and aroma. Steam will also result in caking of contents.

  • Make sure your measuring spoon is completely dry when you dip it into the bottle. Moisture introduced into the bottle will also result in caking and flavor loss.