EZ Life Tip 3 is a very easy one to set up and start using right away.
Keep a sharpie or other permanent marker near where you store your spices. Any time you buy a new spice write the month and year on it, now you know exactly how long you have had it and have an idea when to replace it. EZ enough?
The general recommendations for freshness is four years for whole spices and two years for ground, blends may not last as long as they are only as good as the first ingredient to lose potency. The best way to tell if it needs replacement is by color and smell.
Average Shelf Life:
- Ground Spices- 2-3 years
- Whole Spices – 3-4 years
- Seasoning Blends – 1-2 years