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storing dry spices?

I have a few spice mixes that I want to last , does storing them in the fridge extend their life or hinder it with humidity?
again these are dried, but would like info on fresh ones fromt he garden too. ty!


Asked by Bearsjen at 9:43 PM on Aug. 13, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I have had a little luck with putting rosemary, still on the stem, in a ziplock. It does still dry out though. My strategy is just keeping it on the plant and hoping I can keep it alive, lol! (doesn't always work.)

    Answer by getrealmama at 9:55 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • For herbs, I have had luck with putting them in a ziplock with a piece of damp paper towel and refrigerating. For spices, I don't know. I find they last pretty long in a sealed container.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:07 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • ^^^ I should have said for fresh herbs I use a ziplock and damp paper towel in the refrigerator. If your herbs are dry, then they should keep well in a sealed container.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:08 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

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