[Sca-cooks] How long do whole spices last??

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Aug 25 19:47:25 PDT 2006

The long-lost Phillipa Seton asked:
<<< Can someone tell me how long whole spices last? I have some that  
are at
least 5 years old.  >>>

At least they are whole spices. It will depend somewhat on what the  
spices are. Even whole, some spices last longer than others.  This  
may have been answered while I was off at Pennsic, but just in case  
it hasn't, some of the estimates on how long various spices will  
last, from previous discussions, can be found in this file:

spice-storage-msg (24K)  5/13/06    Period and modern spice storage.

Although less important than with powdered spices, it also matters  
how the spices are packaged and stored. That too, is covered in this  

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