The way you store your spices can have a huge impact on the flavor and taste of food. improper storage could lead to ruined dishes, rather than improved ones! Make sure that any container used for storing spices has met all requirements before purchasing them. In order not ruin anything with bad tasting ingredients, know what type is best suited for each task.
What is a herb / spice jar?
Spice containers are essential for the perfect kitchen. Not only can they keep your spices organized and easy-to find, but a high quality container will ensure that you never have bad tasting or pasted over spices again! There's no need to worry about humidity either - many brands offer long lasting products so there is virtually none risk of spoilage on account if storing them properly
Types of Spice Jars, Containers, and Racks
1) Magnetic Spice Jars
The ever so popular magnetic spice jar is all the rage at the moment with the ever decreasing size of peoples kitchens and livable space. Magnetic spice jars enable users to use every inch of say the side of a fridge or a wall containing a metal plate to store spices and herbs. With the vast array of herbs and spices available, and with people getting more adventurous in the kitchen storing many different herbs and spices. You can find our range of herb and spice jars on this link.
2) Metal Spice Containers
Spices are best stored in a cool, dark place away from light. Metal containers ensure that your spices remain fresh and sealed tight to prevent any air or moisture intrusion which will cause them lose their potency over time!
3) Glass Spice Jars
Glass containers are perfect for storing spices because they're not porous, meaning it'll be easy to identify what's inside the container since all you see is clear glass. The only downside about these types of storage options would have on stored items is that light can break them down over time and make their shelf life shorter than if been stored in an opaque material such as ceramic or metal.
4) Plastic Herb and Spice Bottles and Jars
The store bought plastic bottles are no recommended for a number of reasons. Firstly they are extremely un-environmentally friendly, although you may think keeping a plastic jar for months or even years at a time is a good way to be more environmentally friendly, ultimately it will end up in the bin. You also have no idea how much light and heat that spice or herb has been subjected too. A better alternative is too buy either freshly made herbs from local stores that are growing and drying them, or if that is too much hassle buy pre-packaged ones inside cardboard packaging, with minimal plastic.
5) Ziplock Bag for Herbs and Spices
As mentioned above plastic isn't ideal for storing, as its is prone to light hitting them and ruining the quality. However if you can take a plastic bag and have it re-filled at a fresh herb or spice shop, and then you keep it in a cupboard it could be a better alternative.
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