TIPS & TRENDS

nina | March 21st, 2011 - 9:35 am

SPICE & HERB STORAGE TIPS
-They can be maintained longer if they are stored air tight
-Keep away from heat and moisture
-Best flavor when used by:
    Ground spices – 3 years
    Whole Spices – 4 years
    Herbs – 1-3 years
    Seeds – 4 years (except poppy seeds and sesame seeds – 2 years)
    Seasoning Blends – 1-2 years
-Spices and herbs do not spoil but lose their potency

COOKING WITH SPICES & HERBS
-Ground spices release their flavor more quickly then whole spices.
-Leafy herbs can be chopped or rubbed in your hands to release their flavor and aroma.
-Seeds may be toasted to intensify their flavors.
-Whole spices may be ground to intensify their flavors.
-Herbs and spices can be placed in cheese cloth and added to a soup or stock for flavor and be removed at the end of cooking.

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