Thank you very much if you have purchased our starter collection. Hope it brings you many hours of creative stimulus to cook using these wonderful ingredients. Cucina Milano have taken great care to choose the right spices mostly used in everyday cooking and from reputable importers with the freshness and quality of the product in mind. The product you have purchased has been vacuumed packed to retain freshness.
The convenience of having all the spice you need for everyday cooking, especially for making curries, is highly essential. Most of us are used to keeping our spices in a spice draw or pantry in bottles which often or not and over time, goes stale, losing in many cases their essential oils. Over time, spices will lose their potency and not flavour your food as intended. As a rule, whole spices will stay fresh for about 2 years, ground spices for about 1 to 2 years and dried leafy herbs for 1 to 3 years. Often spices going stale are as a result of purchasing too much for your in-home cooking needs and often due to how and where they are stored.