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Information and Insight for Herbs and Spices

Handling and Storing Spices

STORAGE AND HANDLING OF SPICES Nature gives spices a remarkably protective cell structure. Whole spices, dried and stored, have been known to keep for many years and then deliver potent flavor when ground. Ground spices and herbs are more fragile, but when stored (cool, dry), they have a “life” adequate for any normal manufacturing and […]

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Malabar Herbs and Spices

Historically, spices were some of the most valuable items of trade in the ancient and medieval world. A handful of cardamom was worth as much as a poor man’s yearly wages. According to the Wikipedia encyclopedia, spices are defined as “a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetative substance”. An herb is generally classified as […]

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The Modern Spice Shelf

Until the early part of the 19th century, the world bought spices in the whole form only; the user did the milling. How far the spice shelf has come! Today, we have not only dried but freeze-dried spices, not only ground, but custom milled spices and a wide selection of extractives. Moreover, a food processor […]

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