How to Store Dried Herbs and Spices

Cook with herbs and spices to boost flavor without adding fat and calories. Cayenne, garlic, sage, ginger and cinnamon are a few herbs and spices that help make low calorie, low fat healthy recipes.



  1. Store dried herbs and spices in a cool, dark place, away from heat, moisture, or direct sunlight. Do not keep them above the oven.
  2. How long do dried herbs and spices last? Here's a guide to herb storage:
  3. Spices, ground: 2 to 3 years
  4. Spices, whole:  3 to 4 years
  5. Herbs: 1 to 3 years
  6. If dried herbs and spices have faded in color or lost their aroma, they should be replaced.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
  • Saturated Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Total Carbohydrate
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Sugars
  • Protein
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.