Does Black Pepper Go Bad?

Black pepper is one of the most popular spices, second only to salt. Most of us use it daily, so if we see a good deal, it’s easy to go overboard. And then, a couple of months later, we ask ourselves: does pepper ever go bad? I don’t know about you, but my spice organizer […]

Salt out of the shaker

Does Salt Go Bad?

It’s this time of the year when you’re cleaning your pantry or organizing spices, oils, and other long-lasting food products in the kitchen. And there’s this bag of salt that’s way past its date. “Does salt even go bad?” is your first thought, and rightly so. That salt has been in the water of the […]

A pile of cinnamon

Does Cinnamon Go Bad? – Shelf Life and Storage of Cinnamon

So there’s this half-open package of ground cinnamon sitting in the pantry for quite a few months. You use it only every once in a while, and each time it’s just a pinch. Last time you checked, it was approaching the date on the label. Does cinnamon go bad? Or maybe you decided to experiment […]

Does Chili Powder Go Bad?

So you bought a package of chili powder because a recipe called for it. You’re not a big fan of spicy food, so you don’t add the powder to other dishes just to make them extra hot. That means that chili powder probably sits in the cupboard for quite a few months. Does chili powder […]

Does Nutmeg Go Bad?

In a messy spice drawer it’s easy to lose track of an opened bag of ground nutmeg. And after some time you find that package and wonder: does nutmeg go bad?

does ginger go bad

Does Ginger Go Bad?

So you’ve bought a few packages of dried ground ginger because a few recipes you wanted to try out called for it. As it turns out, you don’t add that much ginger to any one of them, so you’ve only finished one or two packages. The rest are still sitting in the cupboard and nearing […]