Spices and Herbs Boise ID

If you want your spices to hold onto their flavor, but you also need to protect the potent, antioxidant-rich essential oils that can make your meals medicinal. For instance, one tablespoon of fresh oregano contains the same antioxidant activity as an apple. Other herbs that pack a significant antioxidant punch include dill, thyme, rosemary, and peppermint. So try these tips to keep the kick in your spices.

Winco Foods
(208) 424-1634
110 E. Myrtle St.
Boise, ID
 
Costco
(208) 321-8703
2051 S. Cole Road
Boise, ID
 
Walmart Supercenter
(208) 853-0541
7319 West State Street
Garden City, ID
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(208) 853-4780
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Winco Foods
(208) 954-8272
2390 E. Freight St.
Boise, ID
 
Winco Foods
(208) 888-3881
1050 South Progress
Meridian, ID
 
Winco Foods
(208) 377-9840
8200 Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID
 
Walmart Supercenter
(208) 321-9077
8300 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(208) 321-9080
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Target
(208) 375-3275
633 N Milwaukee St
Boise, ID
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter
(208) 373-7908
4051 East Fairview Ave.
Meridian, ID
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(208) 373-0024
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Winco Foods
(208) 908-4903
3032 E. State Street
Eagle, ID
 

Health Matters—Healthy Pantry: Spices Lost Their Kick?

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By Stephanie Bernstein

Go ahead, take a peek inside your cupboard, and ask yourself: Does that bottle of oregano actually predate the invention of the Internet? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably time to overhaul your spice rack.
Of course you want your spices to hold onto their flavor, but you also need to protect the potent, antioxidant-rich essential oils that can make your meals medicinal. For instance, one tablespoon of fresh oregano contains the same antioxidant activity as an apple. Other herbs that pack a significant antioxidant punch include dill, thyme, rosemary, and peppermint.
So try these tips to keep the kick in your spices.

∗ Keep your herbs and spices in airtight glass jars—you lose potency and flavor when spices are exposed to air. Tight-fitting lids also prevent bugs from getting into the bottles.

∗ Store-bought dried leaf herbs will last a year to 18 months—if you put them in airtight containers in a cool dark place.

∗ Whole spices last longer than ground versions because the essential oils have not yet been released. Nutmeg, allspice, cardamom, peppercorns, and cinnamon sticks can last up to three years. To get the most intense flavor from them, grind whole spices with a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle, and use immediately.

∗ Pre-ground spices stay fresh for about six months to one year. They’ll never spoil, but after that length of time they’ll lose their flavor and health benefit.

∗ Hulled seeds and ground seeds, such as sesame, are a bit more delicate. Their high oil content makes them susceptible to turning rancid. Paul Pitchford, a nutritional researcher, recommends storing hulled seeds and seed meals in dark glass bottles or in a cool, dark place.

∗ Direct sunlight, hot air, and humidity can alter the flavor of your spices and shorten their shelf life. Don’t store your collection above or right near your stove—it’s the worst spot for spices—and never shake the bottle directly over a steaming pot.

∗ Trust your senses. If you can’t taste the flavor in your dish, and you can’t smell the aroma when you open the bottle, it’s time to toss the spice.

Author: Stephanie Bernstein

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