How To Store Arugula For The Best Flavor

How to store arugula

You should consume arugula as soon after its harvest as possible if you want to maximize its nutritional value and flavor. Of course, this is not always possible. In cases where you need to store arugula, you will need to consider its flavor since that is one of the main characteristics that set it apart from other greens. Remember also that no matter which method you use to store your arugula, it is better if you eat it sooner rather than later. If you are wondering how to store arugula, consider the tips below.

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How Long Can Spices Last?

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Like any food product, herbs and spices are best consumed within a specific time frame. How long they last will differ depending on the herb or spice itself, whether it is ground or whole as well as how it is stored. Note that in most cases, you probably will not have to worry about spices spoiling or making you sick the way other ingredients might. At worst, you may have loss of flavor and aroma.

When properly stored, spices can last six months in much more. Some, in fact can last many years without an impact to flavor in the right conditions. Given this wide gap in freshness (and the likelihood that storage conditions are not always optimal), most experts recommend replacing spices once a year to keep the best possible flavor in  your spice rack. 

To get an idea of how wide the time frames range, consider the differences in how long the following spices can be kept depending on type, grind, and storage method.

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Is Curry Powder Spicy?

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The word curry comes from the Tamil word kari, which means spiced sauce. It refers to dishes with a spicy gravy, which are common in Southern Indian cuisine. Curry powders are helpful for Non-Indian cooks who may not have a lot of experience working with Indian spices. They provide the spices in the correct amounts so that the inexperienced user does not have to worry about measuring them individually. One of the common ingredients in many curry powder blends is chili pepper.

So is curry powder spicy since chilies are often predominant? Curry powder can be spicy, but not always. Regional preferences tend to have a lot to do with the level of heat in the blend. Let’s break down some of the most common types and their overall spiciness.

It should be noted that while masalas are not called curry powders, they are technically the same thing. Masala simply means spice blend, which is a category that includes curry powders. Garam masala is an authentic Indian spice blend and is said to be one of the influences behind classic British curry powder blends.

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What Are Some Of The Best Spices For Steak?

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Many people will say that the less seasoning you use on a steak, the more enjoyable it will be. The reality is that even a good cut of meat will need some seasoning if you want to maximize your enjoyment and the nutritional benefit that you get from it. You want simple seasoning so that you enhance the flavor of the meat rather than hide it. To get a truly flavorful steak, consider seasoning it with the following spices.

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