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How to store spices for Longer time

Hello friends, hope you are fit and fine.

All countries of the world are badly affected by the Corona epidemic. All countries have announced a lock down to fight the corona virus. People are facing many challenges to buy daily necessities

Considering current situation, today we’re going to tell you how you can store spices and herbs for longer period.

नमस्कार दोस्तों, आशा है कि आप फिट और ठीक हैं। दुनिया के सभी देश कोरोना महामारी के कारण प्रभावित हैं। सभी देशों ने कोरोना वायरस से लड़ने के लिए लॉकडाउन की घोषणा की है। लोगों को दैनिक आवश्यकताओं को खरीदने के लिए कई चुनौतियों का सामना करना पड़ रहा है

वर्तमान स्थिति को देखते हुए, आज हम आपको बताने जा रहे हैं कि आप अधिक समय तक मसालों और जड़ी बूटियों को कैसे स्टोर कर सकते हैं।

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें..

below are few things to be kept in mind while storing spices

Buy whole spices

Whole spices remain fresh for longer than grounded spices and there is less fear of spoilage. Spices like nutmeg, cumin, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, fenugreek etc. can easily purchase in large quantities and then they can be grinded and used for a longer time period as required.

Buy only the necessary spices

Do not buy more spices together, buy as much as you need. Keeping grounded spices for a long time also worsens their taste and may have to be discarded, it would be better to buy whole and essential spices. Whole spices can last up to 4 years and some herbs up to 1-3 years.

Keep in a cool place

Always keep spices away from direct sunlight when storing them, it is good to keep them in a cool & dry place. Whole spices can be stored in the refrigerator as well, However, as long as the dried herbs and spices are kept in an air tight container.It is okay to keep a large amount of herbs in the freezer.

Keep dry

When storing spices, always keep them in a dry jar so that the spices do not become moist

we know spices cannot be stored forever

It is wrong if it is think that the spices never go bad. All kind of spices and hubs lose their strength and taste over time. You can identify it by smelling it and seeing its color. Sometimes the spices also deteriorate because of moisture so do not use such spices and they should be replaced immediately.

Always keep it closed

Always keep the spices closed in airtight container so that they do not become moist and also do not cause bugs.

Store spices in glass containers

” Keep your spices closed in a cool, dark place in an airtight container so that they do not become moist and also do not cause insects and their actual taste will last for a long time.”

Some spices which you must store

  1. Bey Leaf – good for extra flavor for soups and food gravy.
  2. Whole black Pepper – Pepper will last indefinitely
  3. Whole dry red Chili
  4. Cinnamon
  5. whole Red Chili and Crushed Red Chili
  6.  Cumin – beneficial for digestion and diabetes prevention
  7. Garlic – an antioxidant and good for making garlic powder
  8. Ginger – helps with nausea and abdominal pain
  9. Onions – many convenient forms: dried, crusted, granulated, powdered, sliced
  10.  Oregano
  11. Mustard powder
  12. Carom seeds
  13. Turmeric root
  14. Kasoori methi
  15. Salt – an important storage item.


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