Making tasty meals requires fresh and flavorful spices. Follow these tips to ensure your spices don’t lose their flavor.
Store spices in tightly closed glass or heavy-duty plastic containers in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing them in direct sunlight, over the stove or near other sources of heat.
For best flavor, keep ground spices for up to 6 months. They can be used if they are older, but the flavors may not be as intense. Whole spices can be stored for 1 to 2 years.