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How to Keep the Aroma and Texture of Spices

Last updated: 11 Jan 2024  | 

 

Spices such as cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, and the like are irreplaceable spices in our kitchen. They can give flavor, aroma, and flavor to the dishes we make. However, to maintain the quality of this spice, we need to know how to properly care for it. 

Tips to Keep the Aroma and Texture of Spices:

1. Store in a Tightly Closed Place

The first step to keeping spices dry is storing them in an airtight container. Choosing the type of packaging is important if you want to store spices for a long time, you should use a jar or plastic container that can be closed tightly so that air from outside cannot enter. The incoming air can make spices quickly lose their aroma and taste.

2. Keep Away from Direct Sunlight

Spice is best stored in a shaded place and away from direct sunlight. Sun exposure can damage the quality of spices and make them quickly lose taste and aroma, besides that sunlight can also change the texture of the spice.

3. Do Not Store Near Heat Sources

High temperatures can also spoil spices. Therefore, avoid storing it near heat sources such as stoves or ovens. A cool, dry place is the best option for storing dried spices.

4. Mark the Expiry Date

Always mark the expiration date on the spice container or on the label paper affixed to the container. This will help you to replace expired spices so that you always use fresh spices.

5. Use Spices Regularly

It is important to use it regularly. The longer the spice is stored, the more aroma and taste are lost. Try to consume dried spices within a reasonable period of time in order to always get the full benefits of those spices.

6. Check Quality Regularly

Every once in a while, check the quality of your spices. Pay attention to aroma and taste when you use it in cooking. If you feel that the aroma or taste has been significantly reduced, it may be time to replace the spices.

7. Avoid Concurrent Storage That Has the Potential to Change the Aroma

You should avoid storing spices with other ingredients that have a strong aroma, such as coffee or garlic. Spices can absorb aromas from surrounding ingredients, potentially altering the original taste and aroma characteristics.

8. Use Spices in Whole Form

Spices in whole form tend to be more durable than those that have already been ground or in powder form. Grind spices before use to maximize fresh aroma and taste.

9. Hanging leaf-type herbs.

Leaf-type spices, such as bay leaves can be more durable stored by hanging. This aims to remove the water content that is still left in it. This method also makes spices last longer.

By following the tips above, you can keep your dried spices fresh and flavorful fresh. Quality spices will give a special touch to your cuisine and make the culinary experience even more satisfying. So, let's take good care of our spices and enjoy delicious cooking every day. Good luck!

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