Food Storage - How long can you keep...

APPLE PIE SPICE, DRIED, COMMERCIALLY BOTTLED OR PURCHASED IN BULK - UNOPENED OR OPENED

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2-3 years

Tips

  • Store in cool, dark cupboard, away from direct heat or sunlight; keep tightly closed when not in use.
  • Spices and herbs bought in bulk will better retain flavor and potency if stored in containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only - commercially dried spices and herbs do not spoil, but they will lose their potency over time and not flavor food as intended.
  • To test whether a spice or herb is still potent enough to be effective: Rub or crush a small amount in your hand, then taste and smell it - if the aroma is weak and the flavor is not obvious, the herb or spice should be replaced.
  • ? Best By, ? Best if Used By, and ? Use By dates on commercially packaged foods sold in the United States represent the manufacturerâ„¢s estimate of how long the product will remain at peak quality - in most cases, the dried spice or herb will still be safe to consume after that date, although it will lose potency over time.
  • Freezing is not recommended.

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