Spices - 25 Must-Haves and How to Store Them
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Pereg Natural Foods is a leading producer of premium, all natural spices and spice blends. While most people think of spices, seasonings and herbs as the substances that make our food taste good, these colorful ingredients also pack a nutritional punch. They are filled with an impressive list of phyto-nutrients, essential oils, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for overall wellness. New Jersey based Pereg Natural Foods asked Joy, its resident spice expert, to share her take on the 25 spices every kitchen must have along with some storage tips.

Joy's list of 25 spices Every Kitchen Must Have:
1. Ground Cumin 
2. Basil
3. Cinnamon 
4. Bay Leaves
5. Smoked Paprika
6. Thyme
7. Garlic Powder
8. Oregano
9. Onion Powder
10. Rosemary
11. Nutmeg Powder
Spices in spoons12. Red Pepper Flakes
13. Coriander Powder
14. Cayenne Pepper
15. Ground Cloves
16. Turmeric
17. Curry Powder
18. Yellow Mustard
19. Cardamom Powder
20. Cajun Seasoning
21. Allspice Powder
22. Chili Powder
23. Ginger Powder
24. Black Pepper
25. Sea Salt

Joy's storage advice: 
"No saunas please! When storing spices, your biggest enemies are: Air, Light, Humidity, and Heat. If you purchase spices in bulk, store them in an airtight container in the freezer. Store smaller quantities in a cool, dry place."
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