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Do spices actually go bad? They sure do! You might think that because spices are dry and sit in your pantry they would last forever, but unfortunately they don’t. How long your spices will stay fresh depends on the spice and how they are stored. If you’re not sure how old your spices are, it might be time to refresh your collection with the help of Old Town Spice Shop, your online spice store!
All spices have a shelf life that determines how long they will be the most aromatic and flavorful for cooking. In general, dried herbs and spices that are contained in jars last 1-2 years. Other spices are a very different story. It’s a good idea to date your spice jar on the day you purchase it, so you can keep track of how long you have had it. Here is a rough estimate of how long your spices should last:
If you have no idea when you purchased a spice, there are a few ways to tell if it is no longer worth using:
It’s time to throw away that 10-year-old seasoning salt you inherited from your parents. Old Town Spice Shop’s online spice store can help you restock on fresh spices for all of your cooking and baking adventures! Between our unique blends and seasonings, spices, peppers, gourmet salts, and more, there is no shortage of options. You can visit us in-store or shop online at www.oldtownspiceshop.com.