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Experts recommend getting new herbs & spices every one-two years so they are fresh & flavorful. Do you throw old ones away?

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Yes. I don't want them to lose their flavor (28.2%)

Sometimes, if I remember (46.9%)

No. I never throw mine away. They taste just fine. (25.1%)

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Experts recommend getting new herbs & spices every one-two years so they are fresh & flavorful. Do you throw old ones away?
  • tatflintmich By tatflintmich
    on Apr 23, 2021  

    The ones I don't use often I replace when I am cooking something that calls for it and the old one has been on the shelf for a long time.

  • ppj927 By ppj927
    on Apr 24, 2021  

    Some spices do change their flavor, but most, stored properly,  are fine.
    They did a study with vitamins that show while efficacy decreases slightly (up to 20%),  they are fine and won't harm you.
    Spices are similar, but herbs are more fragile and delicate,  so they don't last as long.  Freezing dried herbs give them a longer life, but they will eventually lose all efficacy.