Ready to stock up on spices in Canada but aren’t sure how to store them?
Proper storage is key to ensuring that your favourite Enter Spices - Bay Leaves, Ground Cardamom, Chili Powder, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Coriander, Ground Cumin, Ground Ginger, Ground Onion, Ground Turmeric, Crushed Red Pepper, Ground Nutmeg, Garam Masala, Garlic Powder, Ground Black Pepper, Paprika, and Table Salt - stay dry and flavorful.
In this article, we’ll show you where you should store your spices in your kitchen, as well as which types of spice containers are the best.
Where Should I Store My Spices?
You should store your spices in a cool, dark and dry place. The reason for this is that the flavour of some spices can be affected by the presence of light and heat.
To keep your spices fresh until you’re ready to use them, store them in a kitchen cabinet, a drawer or a pantry.
What Should I Store My Spices In?
Your spices will keep the best in airtight containers. This way, they will stay dry and flavorful.
There are three types of airtight containers that are ideal for spice storage.
1. Spices In Glass Jars
Glass jars make excellent containers for spices. Glass is non-porous, meaning it won’t absorb moisture or germs. It’s also easy to clean, so if you ever need to switch out one spice for another or you run out of one, you can simply wash the jar out and reuse it.
One downside to using glass jars for your spices, however, is that glass lets in sunlight.
Another problem is that once glass heats up, it stays at the same temperature for a long time.Both of these facts mean if you leave your glass spice jars out next to a hot stove or in the sunlight, the spices inside may not be as potent or fresh the next time you reach for them.
2. Spices In Tins
Tin containers hold spices wonderfully well. They’re superior to glass jars in that they keep out sunlight. As far as keeping your spices fresh, they will do just fine with that, too.
However, be aware that salt can corrode tin, so you may want to find a different storage solution for that particular spice (as well as any blends that contain salt).
3. Spices In Stand Up Pouches
Spices in stand-up pouches are the newest innovation in spice containers. They’re what we use, to store our premium spices at Enter Foods.
The beauty of this type of spice container is that you don’t have to transfer the spice to a different vessel, like a glass jar or a tin. The pouch seals up again after you open it so that the spice inside stays potent and free of damaging moisture.
Another great feature of the stand-up spice pouch is, that it can be stored in the cabinet standing up to save space. No more knocking over glass bottles or losing tins in the farthest reaches of your cabinet or spice drawer!
Conclusion: Stand-Up Pouches Are The Best Containers For Your Spices
The next time you go shopping for spices in Ontario, Canada or online, do yourself a flavor (see what we did there?) and buy stand-up spice pouches from Enter Foods.
We sell a full range of beautiful, fragrant, flavorful spices, including Bay Leaves, Ground Cardamom, Chili Powder, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Coriander, Ground Cumin, Ground Ginger, Ground Onion, Ground Turmeric, Crushed Red Pepper, Ground Nutmeg, Garam Masala, Garlic Powder, Ground Black Pepper, Paprika, and Table Salt. Whatever you need to stock up your spice rack, we’ve got it!
And the best part? You won’t have to spend extra money on spice containers because the pouch it comes in is an airtight container all by itself.
Find all your spice needs at Enter Foods here.