Learn when to throw-away or keep the spices on your spice rack

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Have you ever cleaned out your spice rack thinking your collection’s shelf-life would expire?

Carol Hurst with Old Town Spice Shoppe joins FOX 2 to talk about how long you should hold on to your spices.

  • Ground spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric) : 2 to 3 years
  • Herbs (basil, oregano, parsley) : 1 to 3 years
  • Seasoning blends: 1 to 2 years
  • Whole spices (cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks) : 4 years
  • Seeds: 4 years (except for poppy and sesame seeds, which should be discarded after 2 years)
  • Extracts: 4 years (except for vanilla, which will last forever)
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