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10 Smart Ways to Organize and Store Your Spices 
Where should I put spices in my kitchen?
Below, 12 clever spice storage ideas for your small kitchen cabinets:
  • Spicy Shelf spice rack. ...
  • Rubbermaid pull-down spice rack. ...
  • YouCopia Chef's universal drawer SpiceStack. ...
  • Magnetic spice tins. ...
  • Cabinet door mount wood 3-shelf spice rack. ...
  • 30-spice gripper clips. ...
  • White wire macrame 2-tier spice rack.
Apr 4, 2018


Where should I put spices in my kitchen? 
How do you store spices in bulk?
You might also keep them in a cupboard or drawer, cover the jars with large opaque labels or use a curtain to cover them when not in use. In a nutshell, store your herbs and spices in clean, airtight containers, away from heat and light and handle them thoughtfully.


How do you store spices in bulk? 
When should I replace spices?
How Often Should Herbs and Spices Be Replaced? How Should They Be Stored?
  1. Replace whole spices every 4 years, ground spices every 2-3 years, and leafy herbs every 1-3 years.
  2. Avoid sprinkling spices and herbs directly from the bottle over a steaming pot or there will be loss of flavor and cake the contents.


When should I replace spices? 
How do you clean spice jars?
Most spice jars are made of glass or metal and most have metal tops. Remove the spices from your spice rack. Fill a basin, bucket, or your kitchen sink with hot water mixed with a few drops of liquid dish soap. Soak a cleaning rag in the soapy water and wring it out.Aug 13, 2016


How do you clean spice jars? 
How do you organize spice jars?
10 Smart Ways to Organize and Store Your Spices
  1. Store Them in Stackable Tins.
  2. Use Drawer Inserts to Arrange Them.
  3. Use Chalkboard Paint to Label Lids.
  4. Use Magnets Inside Your Cabinet Doors.
  5. …Or Under Your Cabinets.
  6. …Or Just In a Cool Pattern.
  7. Try a Pull-Out Spice Rack.
  8. Hang Spice Jars from Hooks.
May 22, 2017


How do you organize spice jars? 
How do you keep spices fresh?
Keep your spices tightly covered and store them in a cool, dry place. Whole spices stay fresh for up to 2 years while ground spices have a 6-month shelf life. Store red spices, such as paprika and red pepper, in the refrigerator. They will hold their color and keep their flavor longer.Feb 17, 2017


How do you keep spices fresh? 
Can spices be stored next to stove?
As counterintuitive as it may seem, spices should never be stored near your stove. Heat damages spices and weakens their flavor. Spices should be kept in a cool, dry, dark area of your kitchen, like in the pantry.Apr 13, 2015


Can spices be stored next to stove? 
Can spices be stored in the refrigerator?
Though it's best to keep spices in a dry cabinet, you can store larger backup supplies in the fridge or freezer. Whole spices can be stored in the freezer for up to three years and ground spices up to six months. Do not store small amounts of spices in the fridge or freezer, as this will trap humidity once it's opened.Nov 9, 2012


Can spices be stored in the refrigerator? 
Do spices go bad in heat?
As seasoning makers like McCormick point out, spices do not actually spoil. ... Over time, spices will lose their potency and not flavor your food as intended. As a general rule, whole spices will stay fresh for about 4 years, ground spices for about 3 to 4 years and dried leafy herbs for 1 to 3 years.


Do spices go bad in heat? 
How long do most spices last?
But over time, spices will lose their potency and not flavor your food as intended. So exactly how long do spices last? As a general rule, whole spices will stay fresh for about 4 years, ground spices for about 2 to 3 years and dried herbs for 1 to 3 years.


How long do most spices last? 
Does dry seasoning go bad?
The longer spices exist, the less flavorful they are. Once you purchase spices, they will lose flavor (whether or not they're ground). You shouldn't keep ground spices for more than three months and whole spices for more than eight to ten.Oct 26, 2017


Does dry seasoning go bad? 
What can old spices be used for?
Did you know you can use old spices to freshen your carpet? Believe it or not, they'll freshen your vacuum, too. Families.com suggests using spices like rosemary or ginger, and The Dollar Stretcher recommends mixing an assortment of spices which could include things like cinnamon, thyme, cloves and nutmeg.May 20, 2013


What can old spices be used for? 
How do you dry and store fresh herbs?
Drying. Some herbs, such as oregano, sage and thyme, can be air-dried. Just hang small bunches in a well-ventilated room, away from light. When leaves are dry, remove them from their stems and store in an airtight jar.


How do you dry and store fresh herbs? 
What does Hing smell like?
When cooked, hing's pungent odor mellows to a more mild leek- and garlic-like flavor. Some still smell a hint of sulfur, but for many that quality fades entirely. My father-in-law says that hing has a balancing effect on a dish. ... Some believe that hing helps with digestion and can ward off flatulence.Jun 22, 2016


What does Hing smell like? 
Does ground cumin go bad?
As a rule of thumb, whole spices can last up to three years if stored in the right conditions, while ground spices should be tossed after one to two years. Not every spice has the same shelf life, so take a sniff before adding any suspect spices to your recipe.Jun 11, 2013


Does ground cumin go bad? 
How can I organize my kitchen?
  1. Getting Started. You're going to be taking everything out of your cabinets. ...
  2. Step 1: Clean It Out & Decide What Stays In Each Cabinet. Take everything out of your cabinets. ...
  3. Step 2: Measure & Line Your Shelves. ...
  4. Step 3: Divide & Conquer. ...
  5. Step 4: Organize Pots, Pans, Lids, Food Storage Containers and Baking Sheets.
Apr 14, 2019


How can I organize my kitchen? 
Where should I store things in my kitchen?
Items that should be nearest the stove:
  • Cooking utensils: spatulas, wooden spoons (preferably in a crock on the counter)
  • Spices (either in a drawer, or on a riser in a cabinet/on the countertop)
  • Oils, vinegars, and commonly used condiments (on a tray next to the stove, and/or on a lazy Susan in the cabinet)
  • Spoon rest.
May 3, 2018


Where should I store things in my kitchen? 
How do you preserve herbs and spices?
After rinsing, place herbs loosely in a plastic bag, and place the bag in a refrigerator. The herbs will remain fresh for a few days to a week. Another method is to place whole plants or sprigs in a jar or cup with about 1 inch of water, cover the herbs with a plastic bag and place in a refrigerator.Oct 22, 2007


How do you preserve herbs and spices? 
How do you preserve homegrown herbs?
Freezing is one of the easiest methods to preserve herbs. Rinse the herbs quickly in cold water, shake off the excess, then chop coarsely. Place generous pinches of herbs in water-filled ice cube trays and freeze. Transfer herb-cubes to plastic bags or air tight plastic containers.Feb 28, 1998


How do you preserve homegrown herbs? 
Can you vacuum seal fresh herbs?
Vacuum sealing is one of the best ways to store tender leafy herbs. Blanched herbs should be frozen to stay fresh for even longer. Some frozen herbs - like coriander and parsley - become limp upon thawing. ... Don't chop the herbs before freezing.


Can you vacuum seal fresh herbs? 
What to do with fresh herbs?
Stick with tender herbs like parsley, cilantro, chervil, tarragon, mint, and dill—save the woodier herbs, like sage and rosemary, for cooking. Rinse them clean, pat dry, then pull the leaves from the stems and add them, whole, to any salad. The big pieces of herb add a fresh note to greens, much like citrus zest.May 27, 2015


What to do with fresh herbs? 
How do you cut herbs from the garden?
When pruning these types of plants, cut them right where the leaf meets the stem. Woodier herbs, like rosemary and thyme, should be trimmed so that they don't become too woody (as they generally do with age), as no new leaves will grow. As soon as you start to see new growth, pinch some of the leaves back.


How do you cut herbs from the garden? 
How do you dry chives in the microwave?
Or just experiment — the technique only takes a minute at most.
  1. You can use almost any herb — chives, basil, chervil, or heartier herbs like rosemary and thyme — but make sure the leaves are uniform in size. ...
  2. Dry the herbs very well and place them between two paper towels.
  3. Microwave them on full power for twenty seconds.
May 30, 2013


How do you dry chives in the microwave? 
What is Tajin seasoning good on?
The powder is tangy and spicy and is used to enhance the flavor of fruits and vegetables. The seasoning is widely available in Mexico and is commonly used as a condiment on the tables of many Mexican restaurants, to season mango and melon, and as a seasoning in micheladas, a beer cocktail.


What is Tajin seasoning good on? 
Do tea leaves expire?
All will eventually lose their flavor, and the phytochemicals (primarily flavonoids) they contain will degrade. However, dried tea leaves that are kept dry will not spoil, and as long as they are stored away from heat, water, light and air, the flavor and phytochemical content can be maintained for up to two years.Nov 9, 2015
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Do tea leaves expire? 
What is in Old Bay seasoning?
The seasoning mix includes celery salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and paprika. It is regionally popular, specifically in Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic States, the Southern States, and parts of New England and the Gulf Coast.


What is in Old Bay seasoning? 
What does sumac go with?
Sumac is a tangy, lemony spice often used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking. Try using it in salads instead of lemon juice or to season grilled meat and fish. It's also delicious sprinkled over hummus.


What does sumac go with? 
What does Zaatar taste like?
The woodsy, herbal, citrusy spice blend from the Middle East is thrilling to eat — one taste and the palate veers in surprising and delicious directions. Za'atar is a harmony of herb, sesame seed and sumac. ... It has a deep red color and delightfully tart and tannic taste.May 13, 2016


What does Zaatar taste like? 
What is Zaatar made of?
Za'atar as a prepared condiment is generally made with ground dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, or some combination thereof, mixed with toasted sesame seeds, and salt, though other spices such as sumac might also be added. Some commercial varieties also include roasted flour.


What is Zaatar made of? 
Where is sumac native to?
Rhus glabra, the smooth sumac, (also known as white sumac, upland sumac, or scarlet sumac) is a species of sumac in the family Anacardiaceae, native to North America, from southern Quebec west to southern British Columbia in Canada, and south to northern Florida and Arizona in the United States and Tamaulipas in ...


Where is sumac native to? 
Can you harvest sumac in winter?
Sumac: A Winter Spice. ... The distinctive “spikes” of sumac berries are a common sight in winter, persisting long after other trees and shrubs have fallen bare. Tipping the sumac's branches like red candle flames, the berries, called drupes, ripen in autumn and gradually turn dark red as winter sets in.Dec 9, 2015


Can you harvest sumac in winter? 
Do birds eat sumac?
Uses. The delicate flowers of the fragrant sumac provide nectar for bees and other beneficial insects. Birds such as evening grosbeaks, northern cardinals and ruffed grouse will eat sumac berries in winter and early spring, but often as a last resort. ... Many plants are poisonous or harmful if eaten or used externally.
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Do birds eat sumac? 
Where does staghorn sumac grow?
Cultivation. Staghorn sumac is an ornamental plant which provides interest throughout the year; though its vigorous, suckering habit makes it unsuitable for smaller gardens. It can grow under a wide array of conditions, but is most often found in dry and poor soil on which other plants cannot survive.


Where does staghorn sumac grow? 
How do you wash and dry herbs?
This step-by-step method for washing, drying and storing works well for most fresh herbs, says Siegler.
  1. Carefully remove herbs from any packaging, including twist ties.
  2. Remove any damaged leaves or stems.
  3. Rinse herbs under cool running water, turning constantly until thoroughly clean.
Apr 2, 2018


How do you wash and dry herbs? 
How do you dehydrate fresh herbs?
After rinsing under cool, running water and shaking to remove excess moisture, place the herbs in a single layer on dehydrator trays. Drying times may vary from 1 to 4 hours. Check periodically. Herbs are dry when they crumble, and stems break when bent.


How do you dehydrate fresh herbs? 
How do you dry wet bud?
Place the small half-dry nuggets on a paper towel on the keyboard. Or on a paper towel directly in front of the fan vents, if you have a model that vents a different way. Turn buds over every 10 minutes or so, until they feel dry to the touch. This may take an hour or longer, but the buds will still pack a punch.Mar 28, 2018


How do you dry wet bud? 
Where is asafoetida grown in India?
In India it is grown in Kashmir and in some parts of Punjab. The major supply of asafoetida to India is from Afghanistan and Iran.Nov 20, 2015


Where is asafoetida grown in India? 
Where does asafoetida come from?
Ferula asafoetida is herbaceous plant of the umbelliferae family. It is oleo gum resin obtained from the rhizome and root of plant.


Where does asafoetida come from? 
How asafoetida is formed?
Cultivation and manufacture. The resin-like gum comes from the dried sap extracted from the stem and roots and is used as a spice. The resin is greyish-white when fresh, but dries to a dark amber colour. The asafoetida resin is difficult to grate and is traditionally crushed between stones or with a hammer.


How asafoetida is formed? 
How many types of asafoetida are there?
Asafoetida or Asafetida is the dried latex, oleogum or oleoresin exuded from the taproots of perennial herbs belonging to many species of the genus Ferula, of the family Umbeliferacaea. There are about 60 species of the genus Ferula, found mainly in three geographical areas, Central Asia, Europe and North Africa.


How many types of asafoetida are there? 
Who brought Indian spices?
The fame of many spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon are attributed to these early Spice merchants. The Indian commercial connection with South East Asia proved vital to the merchants of Arabia and Persia during the 7th and 8th centuries.


Who brought Indian spices? 
How do you unpack a kitchen?
How to Unpack into a Small Kitchen
  1. Make a plan. ...
  2. Unpack the essentials first. ...
  3. Think vertical. ...
  4. Be smart about counter space. ...
  5. Look beyond the obvious spots. ...
  6. Add in some extra storage. ...
  7. Use in-drawer dividers. ...
  8. Keep an inventory.
Jun 15, 2018


How do you unpack a kitchen? 
How do you store seasoning?
A good storage system keeps herbs and spices dry and in the dark as well. Amber glass jars with airtight lids are ideal. You might also keep them in a cupboard or drawer, cover the jars with large opaque labels or use a curtain to cover them when not in use.


How do you store seasoning? 
How do I unpack after moving?
Unpacking after a move – Fast, Easy and Efficient
  1. Follow the golden rule: Room by room. When full-service movers unload your boxes, make sure all of the boxes and furniture are placed where they are meant to be. ...
  2. Start with the daily stuff. Be creative. ...
  3. Kitchen. Make your kitchen functional. ...
  4. Bathroom. ...
  5. Bedroom. ...
  6. Living room. ...
  7. Garage and outdoors. ...
  8. Do not prolong it!


How do I unpack after moving? 
How can I get organized to move?
10 Tips for Getting Organized During a Move
  1. Download helpful moving apps. ...
  2. Create a moving binder. ...
  3. Print customized checklists. ...
  4. Color code moving boxes. ...
  5. Plan a packing strategy ahead of time. ...
  6. Make a list of what each box contains. ...
  7. Keep contact numbers for all utility companies. ...
  8. Organize donation list and receipts.
Jul 12, 2018


How can I get organized to move? 
How should I organize my house after moving?
A few tips:
  1. Consider washing all towels and sheets for a fresh start in the new home. ...
  2. Fold bath towels and place in a closet. ...
  3. Avoid letting beach towels get mixed in with bath towels. ...
  4. If space is an issue, roll towels to save room.
  5. Place toilet paper and other bath products in a basket inside the closet.
Jan 11, 2017


How should I organize my house after moving? 
How do you declutter and pack a move?
To keep moving day as inexpensive and stress-free as possible, de-clutter your life before you start packing.
  1. Give Yourself Time. ...
  2. Use Extras. ...
  3. Start a Necessities Box. ...
  4. Leave the Mementos for Last. ...
  5. Use Three Boxes. ...
  6. Employ the Practicality Test. ...
  7. Check Expiration Dates. ...
  8. Donate or Sell.
Oct 25, 2013


How do you declutter and pack a move? 
How should I organize my room when I move?
How to Move a Messy Room
  1. 1) Organize your home before you pack up. Place your clothes and items into three piles: “Keep,” “Throw Away” and “Donate.” ...
  2. 2) Pack a separate “essentials” bag. One thing many people forget is the essentials they will need to use the first night they move in. ...
  3. 3) Label your packing boxes. ...
  4. 4) Try a moving app.


How should I organize my room when I move? 
How do I move and stay organized?
If you are not, follow these tips to stay organized when moving:
  1. Create a List of Things To Do. ...
  2. Establish a Command and Control Center. ...
  3. Create an Inventory of Your Possessions. ...
  4. Designate a Separate Storage Area for Each Category of Items. ...
  5. Pack the Essential Articles Last.


How do I move and stay organized? 
What should I do a month before moving?
Here's What to Do One Month Before You Move:
  1. Sort and Purge. Go through everything you own and decide what to keep, what to toss and what to sell or give away. ...
  2. Inventory Your Belongings. ...
  3. Organize Documents. ...
  4. Compare Movers. ...
  5. Packing. ...
  6. Give Notices. ...
  7. Change Your Address. ...
  8. Notify Service Providers.


What should I do a month before moving? 
How can I make moving less stressful?
These 7 tips on how to make moving less stressful are a good place to start.
  1. Accept that stress is a normal part of the moving process. Overcoming moving stress starts with acceptance. ...
  2. Give yourself enough time. ...
  3. Start small. ...
  4. Stay organized. ...
  5. Hire professional movers. ...
  6. Ask for help. ...
  7. Get some sleep.
Mar 26, 2018


How can I make moving less stressful? 
What addresses to change when moving?
Change of Address Checklist: Who to Notify When You Move
  • The post office. Start here, since notifying the post office of your change of address will get any mail sent to your old place forwarded to your new one for 12 months. ...
  • Tax agencies. ...
  • Social Security Administration. ...
  • Gas and electric. ...
  • Phone, cable, and internet. ...
  • Other utilities. ...
  • Home or renters' insurance. ...
  • Your employer.
May 30, 2018


What addresses to change when moving? 
What can I do with fresh herbs from my garden?
Some herbs, such as oregano, sage and thyme, can be air-dried. Just hang small bunches in a well-ventilated room, away from light. When leaves are dry, remove them from their stems and store in an airtight jar.


What can I do with fresh herbs from my garden? 
Does parsley regrow after cutting?
Gather parsley stems and leaves as needed. Harvest parsley by cutting the leafy stems from the base of the plant—this will also serve to make the plant grow back bushier.


Does parsley regrow after cutting? 
Do herbs regrow?
Perennial herbs like sage, thyme, lavender, chives and mint do not need to be replanted each year. But annuals like basil and cilantro will not survive an Iowa winter – so they must be replanted each spring. ... Annual herbs can be cut back more severely since they do not overwinter and they will regrow quickly.
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Do herbs regrow? 
How do you dry chives in the microwave?
Or just experiment — the technique only takes a minute at most.
  1. You can use almost any herb — chives, basil, chervil, or heartier herbs like rosemary and thyme — but make sure the leaves are uniform in size. ...
  2. Dry the herbs very well and place them between two paper towels.
  3. Microwave them on full power for twenty seconds.
May 30, 2013


How do you dry chives in the microwave? 
What is Tajin seasoning good on?
The powder is tangy and spicy and is used to enhance the flavor of fruits and vegetables. The seasoning is widely available in Mexico and is commonly used as a condiment on the tables of many Mexican restaurants, to season mango and melon, and as a seasoning in micheladas, a beer cocktail.


What is Tajin seasoning good on? 
Who made Tajin?
Tajin"s signature seasoning mix includes Mexican chili, limes and salt. Horacio Fernandez, company president, founded the business on the traditional blend of seasonings in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1985. Exports to the U.S. began in 1993, according to the news release.Oct 16, 2015
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Who made Tajin? 
Who built El Tajin?
El Tajín is a pre-Columbian archeological site in southern Mexico and is one of the largest and most important cities of the Classic era of Mesoamerica.
...
El Tajín.
Region Veracruz
Coordinates 20°26′53.01″N 97°22′41.67″W
History
Periods Early Classic to Late Postclassic
Cultures Classic Veracruz
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Who built El Tajin? 
Do tea leaves expire?
All will eventually lose their flavor, and the phytochemicals (primarily flavonoids) they contain will degrade. However, dried tea leaves that are kept dry will not spoil, and as long as they are stored away from heat, water, light and air, the flavor and phytochemical content can be maintained for up to two years.Nov 9, 2015
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Do tea leaves expire? 
How long does tea last in your system?
It reaches a peak level in your blood within 30 to 60 minutes. It has a half-life of 3 to 5 hours. The half-life is the time it takes for your body to eliminate half of the drug. The remaining caffeine can stay in your body for a long time.Aug 1, 2013


How long does tea last in your system? 
Is Loose leaf tea better than tea bags?
Bagged tea is easy to brew, has a consistent taste and is cheap and easy to mass produce. Read: you deserve better than someone's stale, broken-up tea leaves! ... When steeped, these fine tea leaves release more tannins than loose leaf tea or whole leaf tea, resulting in more bitter or astringent brews.Nov 5, 2018


Is Loose leaf tea better than tea bags? 
What is in Old Bay seasoning?
The seasoning mix includes celery salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and paprika. It is regionally popular, specifically in Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic States, the Southern States, and parts of New England and the Gulf Coast.


What is in Old Bay seasoning? 
Does Old Bay seasoning go bad?
The longer spices exist, the less flavorful they are. Once you purchase spices, they will lose flavor (whether or not they're ground). You shouldn't keep ground spices for more than three months and whole spices for more than eight to ten.Oct 26, 2017


Does Old Bay seasoning go bad? 
What does Old Bay seasoning taste like?
Old Bay's appeal lies in its marriage of sweet paprika, dried mustard, and varying amounts of celery seed, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and other (undisclosed) spices. ... The seasoning sticks to the shells and flavors the meat with a tangy spice that lingers on your lips and tongue and turns your fingers orange-red.Nov 7, 2017


What does Old Bay seasoning taste like? 
What does sumac go with?
Sumac is a tangy, lemony spice often used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking. Try using it in salads instead of lemon juice or to season grilled meat and fish. It's also delicious sprinkled over hummus.


What does sumac go with? 
What does Zaatar taste like?
The woodsy, herbal, citrusy spice blend from the Middle East is thrilling to eat — one taste and the palate veers in surprising and delicious directions. Za'atar is a harmony of herb, sesame seed and sumac. ... It has a deep red color and delightfully tart and tannic taste.May 13, 2016


What does Zaatar taste like? 
What is Zaatar made of?
Za'atar as a prepared condiment is generally made with ground dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, or some combination thereof, mixed with toasted sesame seeds, and salt, though other spices such as sumac might also be added. Some commercial varieties also include roasted flour.


What is Zaatar made of? 
Is Thyme good for weight loss?
Oregano is a perennial herb that belongs to the same plant family as mint, basil, thyme, rosemary and sage. It contains carvacrol, a powerful compound that may help boost weight loss. ... One animal study showed that carvacrol may help decrease weight and fat gain by altering fat synthesis in the body.Jul 23, 2018


Is Thyme good for weight loss? 
How can I lose weight fast and permanently naturally?
Here are 30 easy ways to lose weight naturally.
  1. Add Protein to Your Diet. ...
  2. Eat Whole, Single-Ingredient Foods. ...
  3. Avoid Processed Foods. ...
  4. Stock Up on Healthy Foods and Snacks. ...
  5. Limit Your Intake of Added Sugar. ...
  6. Drink Water. ...
  7. Drink (Unsweetened) Coffee. ...
  8. Supplement With Glucomannan.
Jun 12, 2017


How can I lose weight fast and permanently naturally? 
Can cinnamon burn fat?
Don't hold out hope for the Cinnabon Diet just yet. But a study published in the journal Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental suggests that cinnamaldehyde, a chemical compound that gives cinnamon its flavor, may possibly potentially help fat cells burn energy.Nov 22, 2017


Can cinnamon burn fat? 
What is the best tea to drink to lose weight?
Below are six of the best teas for increasing weight loss and decreasing body fat.
  1. Green Tea. Share on Pinterest. ...
  2. Puerh Tea. Also known as pu'er or pu-erh tea, puerh tea is a type of Chinese black tea that has been fermented. ...
  3. Black Tea. ...
  4. Oolong Tea. ...
  5. White Tea. ...
  6. Herbal Tea.
Sep 25, 2017


What is the best spice rack? 
What is the best spice rack?
Best Spice Rack Reviews
  • DecoBros 3 Tier Wall Mounted Spice Rack. ...
  • Cole & Mason Herb and Spice Revolving Spice Rack Countertop Carousel Set.
  • Ikea Set of 4 Birch Bekvam Spice Racks. ...
  • AllSpice Wooden Spice Rack, Includes 60 4oz Jars. ...
  • Kamenstein Criss-Cross Bamboo 18-Jar Spice Rack. ...
  • Gneiss Spice Magnetic Spice Jars Rack. ...
  • Rubbermaid Pull-Down Spice Rack.


What is spice rack? 
What is spice rack?
A spice rack is an organizational tool that is used to store bottles of seasonings and spices. Spice racks are available in a variety of materials, sizes and styles. A spice rack is used to organize bottles of spices and seasonings.
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How do you store spice jars? 
How do you store spice jars?
10 Smart Ways to Organize and Store Your Spices
  1. Store Them in Stackable Tins.
  2. Use Drawer Inserts to Arrange Them.
  3. Use Chalkboard Paint to Label Lids.
  4. Use Magnets Inside Your Cabinet Doors.
  5. …Or Under Your Cabinets.
  6. …Or Just In a Cool Pattern.
  7. Try a Pull-Out Spice Rack.
  8. Hang Spice Jars from Hooks.
May 22, 2017


Do spice racks come with spices? 
Do spice racks come with spices?
The rotating stainless steel spice rack holds 20 jars filled with frequently used spices. Jars feature sifter tops for light seasoning that remove for measuring. Spices include basil, marjoram, garlic salt, coriander, rosemary, oregano, and more.


Where should I put spices in my kitchen? 
Where should I put spices in my kitchen?
Below, 12 clever spice storage ideas for your small kitchen cabinets:
  • Spicy Shelf spice rack. ...
  • Rubbermaid pull-down spice rack. ...
  • YouCopia Chef's universal drawer SpiceStack. ...
  • Magnetic spice tins. ...
  • Cabinet door mount wood 3-shelf spice rack. ...
  • 30-spice gripper clips. ...
  • White wire macrame 2-tier spice rack.
Apr 4, 2018


How do you hang a spice rack on the wall? 
How do you hang a spice rack on the wall?
How to Attach the BEKVAM Spice Rack to a Wall
  1. Assemble the BEKVAM spice rack fully and then hold it up to the wall in the location where you wish to hang it. ...
  2. Make a small pencil mark on the wall to indicate the top edge of the spice rack. ...
  3. Slide a stud finder over the two screw placement marks to determine if a wall stud is behind them.


How do you store spices? 
How do you store spices?
You might also keep them in a cupboard or drawer, cover the jars with large opaque labels or use a curtain to cover them when not in use. In a nutshell, store your herbs and spices in clean, airtight containers, away from heat and light and handle them thoughtfully.


How do you store spices long term? 
How do you store spices long term?
Whole spices--like nutmeg--maintain their freshness longer than ground ones. 2. Keep spices and herbs away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight. Even a commonly used herb like dried bay leaves should be kept away from the stove.


How long are spices good for? 
How long are spices good for?
about 4 years
But over time, spices will lose their potency and not flavor your food as intended. So exactly how long do spices last? As a general rule, whole spices will stay fresh for about 4 years, ground spices for about 2 to 3 years and dried herbs for 1 to 3 years.


How do you keep spices from getting hard? 
How do you keep spices from getting hard?
Always store spices away from sources of heat, light and moisture. A great way to keep your spices from clumping is to simply add some dried beans into the spice shaker, assuring that the spice will shake out onto foods when requested. The beans will absorb any extra moisture in the jar.Sep 2, 2017


How do you clean spice jars? 
How do you clean spice jars?
Most spice jars are made of glass or metal and most have metal tops. Remove the spices from your spice rack. Fill a basin, bucket, or your kitchen sink with hot water mixed with a few drops of liquid dish soap. Soak a cleaning rag in the soapy water and wring it out.Aug 13, 2016


Should spices be kept in the refrigerator? 
Should spices be kept in the refrigerator?
Though it's best to keep spices in a dry cabinet, you can store larger backup supplies in the fridge or freezer. Whole spices can be stored in the freezer for up to three years and ground spices up to six months. Do not store small amounts of spices in the fridge or freezer, as this will trap humidity once it's opened.Nov 9, 2012


Can spices be stored next to stove? 
Can spices be stored next to stove?
As counterintuitive as it may seem, spices should never be stored near your stove. Heat damages spices and weakens their flavor. Spices should be kept in a cool, dry, dark area of your kitchen, like in the pantry.Apr 13, 2015


Can you store spices in Mason jars? 
Can you store spices in Mason jars?
They also hold whole spices easily; I store cinnamon sticks and whole dried chiles in the jars. 3. Mason jars are easy to stack, store, and refill. ... My spice cupboard is so much happier and healthier now, and it's easy to grab salt (stored in a full pint-sized jar) or cinnamon sticks.Jun 16, 2011


Can spices be frozen? 
Can spices be frozen?
When the unfrozen portion of the herb or spice loses its aroma or flavor, replace it with the other half from the freezer. (Don't store spices and dried herbs in the freezer if you plan to use them regularly, though, because the repeated opening and closing of the door can create condensation and loss of flavor.)Aug 17, 2014
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Can spices go bad? 
Can spices go bad?
The longer spices exist, the less flavorful they are. Once you purchase spices, they will lose flavor (whether or not they're ground). You shouldn't keep ground spices for more than three months and whole spices for more than eight to ten.Oct 26, 2017
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What herbs freeze well? 
What herbs freeze well?
Though all herbs can be frozen or dried, some herbs freeze better than dehydrating. For herbs like basil, chives, lemon balm, mint or tarragon, freezing is an option that works well. Frozen herbs can be used in the same proportion as fresh herbs. Remember though they will be limp when defrosted.


Do spices need to be kept in the dark? 
Do spices need to be kept in the dark?
Spices and herbs should always be stored in an area that is out of direct sunlight, away from any type of moisture and, preferably, in a dark area, such as a pantry away from any cooking surfaces.


How do you use frozen herbs? 
How do you use frozen herbs?
Thaw the herb cubes in a strainer; use minted ice cubes in cold drinks. You can substitute frozen herbs for fresh in most recipes. With hot foods, you don't even have to thaw the herbs.Jul 21, 1999


Can you vacuum seal fresh herbs? 
Can you vacuum seal fresh herbs?
Vacuum sealing is one of the best ways to store tender leafy herbs. Blanched herbs should be frozen to stay fresh for even longer. Some frozen herbs - like coriander and parsley - become limp upon thawing. ... Don't chop the herbs before freezing.


How do you freeze herbs Jamie Oliver? 
How do you freeze herbs Jamie Oliver?
Always wash your herbs well and leave them to dry on a paper towel. Chop finely and pop them into ice-cube trays (filling the tray up with water once the herbs are in) or into small freezer bags or containers. Dill, parsley, coriander and chives all freeze well.May 28, 2013


Where can I use rosemary? 
Where can I use rosemary?
Rosemary is one of the most aromatic and pungent of all the herbs. Its needlelike leaves have pronounced lemon-pine flavor that pairs well with roasted lamb, garlic, and olive oil. Rosemary is also a nice addition to focaccia, tomato sauce, pizza, and pork, but because its flavor is strong, use a light hand.Jun 14, 2018


How do I use fresh herbs in a recipe? 
How do I use fresh herbs in a recipe?
Robust herbs like rosemary, thyme and savory can be used in longer simmering dishes. Gently bruise the leaves with your fingers before dropping them in to release more oils and increase flavor. Adding herbs at the beginning of your cooking will create a subtle background note.


What to do with fresh herbs? 
What to do with fresh herbs?
Stick with tender herbs like parsley, cilantro, chervil, tarragon, mint, and dill—save the woodier herbs, like sage and rosemary, for cooking. Rinse them clean, pat dry, then pull the leaves from the stems and add them, whole, to any salad. The big pieces of herb add a fresh note to greens, much like citrus zest.May 27, 2015


How do you preserve herbs and spices? 
How do you preserve herbs and spices?
After rinsing, place herbs loosely in a plastic bag, and place the bag in a refrigerator. The herbs will remain fresh for a few days to a week. Another method is to place whole plants or sprigs in a jar or cup with about 1 inch of water, cover the herbs with a plastic bag and place in a refrigerator.Oct 22, 2007


How do you store herbs in bulk? 
How do you store herbs in bulk?
Store your herbs in clean, airtight containers, away from heat and light, and handle them thoughtfully. Amber glass jars with airtight lids are ideal. You might also keep them in a cupboard or drawer, cover the jars with large opaque labels, or use a curtain to cover them when not in use.


Do tea leaves expire? 
Do tea leaves expire?
All will eventually lose their flavor, and the phytochemicals (primarily flavonoids) they contain will degrade. However, dried tea leaves that are kept dry will not spoil, and as long as they are stored away from heat, water, light and air, the flavor and phytochemical content can be maintained for up to two years.Nov 9, 2015
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How long does cumin powder last? 
How long does cumin powder last?
As a rule of thumb, whole spices can last up to three years if stored in the right conditions, while ground spices should be tossed after one to two years. Not every spice has the same shelf life, so take a sniff before adding any suspect spices to your recipe.Jun 11, 2013


What does Hing smell like? 
What does Hing smell like?
When cooked, hing's pungent odor mellows to a more mild leek- and garlic-like flavor. Some still smell a hint of sulfur, but for many that quality fades entirely. My father-in-law says that hing has a balancing effect on a dish. ... Some believe that hing helps with digestion and can ward off flatulence.Jun 22, 2016


How do you preserve garlic? 
How do you preserve garlic?
2. Place garlic bulbs or cloves (peeled or unpeeled) in a freezer bag or container and freeze; remove cloves as needed. 3. Peel the cloves, purée them with oil in a blender or food processor using 2 parts oil to 1 part garlic, and pack the mixture into an airtight container.


Is garlic in vinegar good for health? 
Is garlic in vinegar good for health?
Vinegar and garlic, while healthy foods, do not help control your blood pressure. ... Recent research shows vinegar and garlic do have some health benefits. In laboratory tests, garlic has been shown to help fight bacteria, viruses and fungi.Jan 28, 2017


Can fresh garlic go bad? 
Can fresh garlic go bad?
Individual peeled cloves will last up to a week in the fridge, and chopped garlic will last no more than a day unless stored covered in olive oil, in which case it will last two, maybe three days. But this is all assuming your garlic is stored in the right place.Nov 15, 2017


Is bottled garlic as good as fresh? 
Is bottled garlic as good as fresh?
Fresh May Be Healthier Than Bottled. ... The next time you use garlic for its renowned antibacterial effects, consider fresh garlic instead of those bottles of chopped garlic. Researchers report that fresh garlic maintains higher levels of a key healthy ingredient than preserved versions and may be better for you.Jun 12, 2008


Is crushed garlic healthy? 
Is crushed garlic healthy?
Scientists now know that most of its health benefits are caused by sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed. ... However, allicin is an unstable compound that is only briefly present in fresh garlic after it's been cut or crushed (3).Jun 28, 2018


Is pre peeled garlic healthy? 
Is pre peeled garlic healthy?
Much has been made of the benefits of eating garlic, but often left out of the discussion is what kind of garlic to eat. Is fresh-crushed better than paste or pre-peeled cloves? ... Among other things, the fresh-crushed garlic was better at suppressing chemicals that act as a “death signal” for heart muscle cells.Aug 3, 2009


What does a garlic press do? 
What does a garlic press do?
Many garlic presses also have a device with a matching grid of blunt pins to clean out the holes. Garlic presses present a convenient alternative to mincing garlic with a knife, especially because a clove of garlic can be passed through a sturdy press without even removing its peel.


Can you mince garlic with a garlic press? 
Can you mince garlic with a garlic press?
Garlic Press. In our experience, a garlic press can break down cloves more finely and evenly—and quickly—than the average cook wielding a knife. Plus, with a good garlic press, you don't have to stop and peel the cloves. (If you don't own a garlic press, our technique for mincing garlic by hand is the next best thing.)May 10, 2016


Should I crush garlic? 
Should I crush garlic?
The formation of allicin takes time, so it's good to wait about five to ten minutes after crushing to cook or eat garlic to get the strongest and most complex taste. Garlic's taste will slowly mellow within a day of being cut; allicin is only stable for a few hours before it degrades into smaller sulfur compounds.Aug 15, 2016


What is garlic paste made of? 
What is garlic paste made of?
Ingredients
  • Scant 2 cups peeled garlic cloves (from about 7 heads)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • 3 cups soybean or canola oil, or more as needed.
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 or 2 lemons)
  • 1/3 cup water.


What is the best way to store spices? 
What is the best way to store spices?
A good storage system keeps herbs and spices dry and in the dark as well. Amber glass jars with airtight lids are ideal. You might also keep them in a cupboard or drawer, cover the jars with large opaque labels or use a curtain to cover them when not in use.


Can you freeze dry herbs? 
Can you freeze dry herbs?
Freezing herbs is easy. ... Another great method is to blend the herbs with oil to make a paste, which you can then freeze in a plastic container, bag or in ice cube trays. You can freeze just one kind of herb, such as basil, or make your own blend, such as oregano, thyme, parsley and sage.


What is Tajin seasoning good on? 
What is Tajin seasoning good on?
The powder is tangy and spicy and is used to enhance the flavor of fruits and vegetables. The seasoning is widely available in Mexico and is commonly used as a condiment on the tables of many Mexican restaurants, to season mango and melon, and as a seasoning in micheladas, a beer cocktail.


What is in Old Bay seasoning? 
What is in Old Bay seasoning?
The seasoning mix includes celery salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and paprika. It is regionally popular, specifically in Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic States, the Southern States, and parts of New England and the Gulf Coast.


What does Old Bay seasoning taste like? 
What does Old Bay seasoning taste like?
Old Bay's appeal lies in its marriage of sweet paprika, dried mustard, and varying amounts of celery seed, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and other (undisclosed) spices. ... The seasoning sticks to the shells and flavors the meat with a tangy spice that lingers on your lips and tongue and turns your fingers orange-red.Nov 7, 2017


What is celery salt made from? 
What is celery salt made from?
Celery salt is a seasoned salt used as a food seasoning, made from ground seeds, which may come from celery or its relative lovage. It is also sometimes produced using dried celery or seed oleoresin.


Is Zatarain's crab boil gluten free? 
Is Zatarain's crab boil gluten free?
Zatarain's, the brand serving up authentic New Orleans-Style foods for more than 120 years, offers a wide variety of flavorful gluten-free rice mix options to jazz up mealtime. ... Recipes, such as Carnival Jambalaya, Zatarain's Breakfast Casserole and Dirty Rice Burritos, feature only gluten-free ingredients.


Does brown rice have gluten? 
Does brown rice have gluten?
Yes, all rice (in its natural form) is gluten-free. This includes brown rice, white rice and wild rice. ... In this case, the “glutinous” term refers to the sticky nature of the rice and not the gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Rice is one of the most popular gluten-free grains for people with celiac disease.


How do you dry frozen herbs? 
How do you dry frozen herbs?
Parsley, basil and celery leaves dry well in some microwave ovens with a wattage rating of 1,000 or less. Place herbs in a single layer on a paper towel and cover with a second paper towel. Microwave on high and dry for 2 to 3 minutes per cup. Check every 30 seconds, rotating the herbs.


How do you store summer savory? 
How do you store summer savory?
It can be a bit painstaking but using a fork to strip the stems helps. Storing: Store fresh summer savory in the fridge in a plastic bag. Freezing: Freeze branches on cookie sheets, then strip off the leaves, put them into plastic containers and return them to the freezer.


How do you cut herbs from the garden? 
How do you cut herbs from the garden?
When pruning these types of plants, cut them right where the leaf meets the stem. Woodier herbs, like rosemary and thyme, should be trimmed so that they don't become too woody (as they generally do with age), as no new leaves will grow. As soon as you start to see new growth, pinch some of the leaves back.


What spices to use? 
What spices to use?
Here are some common cooking spices you can find in many kitchens
  • Allspice. Allspice tastes like a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, which is why it is named “allspice”. ...
  • Anise. Anise gives a sweet licorice flavour to foods. ...
  • Cardamom. ...
  • Chinese five spice. ...
  • Cinnamon. ...
  • Cloves. ...
  • Coriander. ...
  • Cumin.
Jun 13, 2018
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How do you use rosemary? 
How do you use rosemary?
Spike meat, poultry and game with rosemary - alternatively, chop it and use in stuffings and sauces for fish, lamb or chicken. Remove leaves or sprigs after cooking. When cooking with dried rosemary, crush it before adding it to your dish as the sharp leaves can be difficult to remove once cooked.


Can I freeze curry paste? 
Can I freeze curry paste?
To store: Use homemade paste at once or store in a glass jar with an airtight lid in the fridge for up to 4 weeks. Ready-made paste can be stored in the fridge, once opened, for up to 6 weeks. Curry paste can be frozen - spoon 2-3 tbsp into small plastic containers, cover and seal and freeze for up to 3 months.


Is sniffing rosemary good for memory? 
Is sniffing rosemary good for memory?
The study was carried out by Northumbria University and concluded that exposure to rosemary can boost memory. The researchers found that students working in a room that contained the aroma of rosemary - in the form of an essential oil - achieved between five and seven per cent better results in memory tests.May 19, 2017


What kind of rosemary do you cook with? 
What kind of rosemary do you cook with?
Scented rosemary is best for cooking because of its excellent flavor and soft leaves. Blue Boy, Spice Islands, and White rosemary are also used in cooking.


What is Rosemary used for? 
What is Rosemary used for?
The herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth. Rosemary is a perennial plant (it lives more than 2 years).Dec 13, 2017


Should you wash fresh herbs before using? 
Should you wash fresh herbs before using?
The exception is delicate herbs, such as dill or tarragon, which are best washed right before using. ... A few fresh herbs require a different method of cleaning. To get rid of the sand in cilantro, Siegler says, fill a bowl with cool water, add just the leaves, swirl them around and put them on a paper towel for drying.Apr 2, 2018


What herbs to use with what foods? 
What herbs to use with what foods?
How to use herbs
  • Herbs can be classed as being either woody herbs, like rosemary and thyme, and soft herbs, like basil, coriander and parsley. ...
  • Marjoram is oregano's little brother. ...
  • With its bitter, fresh flavour, parsley is perhaps the ultimate garnish for rich dishes.
May 11, 2016


How do you get the most flavor out of fresh herbs? 
How do you get the most flavor out of fresh herbs?
Robust herbs like rosemary, thyme and savory can be used in longer simmering dishes. Gently bruise the leaves with your fingers before dropping them in to release more oils and increase flavor. Adding herbs at the beginning of your cooking will create a subtle background note.


What to do with fresh herbs? 
What to do with fresh herbs?
Stick with tender herbs like parsley, cilantro, chervil, tarragon, mint, and dill—save the woodier herbs, like sage and rosemary, for cooking. Rinse them clean, pat dry, then pull the leaves from the stems and add them, whole, to any salad. The big pieces of herb add a fresh note to greens, much like citrus zest.May 27, 2015


How do you preserve herbs and spices? 
How do you preserve herbs and spices?
After rinsing, place herbs loosely in a plastic bag, and place the bag in a refrigerator. The herbs will remain fresh for a few days to a week. Another method is to place whole plants or sprigs in a jar or cup with about 1 inch of water, cover the herbs with a plastic bag and place in a refrigerator.Oct 22, 2007


How do you preserve homegrown herbs? 
How do you preserve homegrown herbs?
Freezing is one of the easiest methods to preserve herbs. Rinse the herbs quickly in cold water, shake off the excess, then chop coarsely. Place generous pinches of herbs in water-filled ice cube trays and freeze. Transfer herb-cubes to plastic bags or air tight plastic containers.Feb 28, 1998


Can you vacuum seal fresh herbs? 
Can you vacuum seal fresh herbs?
Vacuum sealing is one of the best ways to store tender leafy herbs. Blanched herbs should be frozen to stay fresh for even longer. Some frozen herbs - like coriander and parsley - become limp upon thawing. ... Don't chop the herbs before freezing.


Do dried herbs go bad? 
Do dried herbs go bad?
The longer spices exist, the less flavorful they are. Once you purchase spices, they will lose flavor (whether or not they're ground). You shouldn't keep ground spices for more than three months and whole spices for more than eight to ten.Oct 26, 2017


Can dry tea go bad? 
Can dry tea go bad?
All will eventually lose their flavor, and the phytochemicals (primarily flavonoids) they contain will degrade. However, dried tea leaves that are kept dry will not spoil, and as long as they are stored away from heat, water, light and air, the flavor and phytochemical content can be maintained for up to two years.Nov 9, 2015
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How long does green tea last in your system? 
How long does green tea last in your system?
It reaches a peak level in your blood within 30 to 60 minutes. It has a half-life of 3 to 5 hours. The half-life is the time it takes for your body to eliminate half of the drug. The remaining caffeine can stay in your body for a long time.Aug 1, 2013


Is Loose leaf tea better than tea bags? 
Is Loose leaf tea better than tea bags?
Bagged tea is easy to brew, has a consistent taste and is cheap and easy to mass produce. Read: you deserve better than someone's stale, broken-up tea leaves! ... When steeped, these fine tea leaves release more tannins than loose leaf tea or whole leaf tea, resulting in more bitter or astringent brews.Nov 5, 2018


How long does ground cumin last? 
How long does ground cumin last?
As a rule of thumb, whole spices can last up to three years if stored in the right conditions, while ground spices should be tossed after one to two years. Not every spice has the same shelf life, so take a sniff before adding any suspect spices to your recipe.Jun 11, 2013


What does Hing smell like? 
What does Hing smell like?
When cooked, hing's pungent odor mellows to a more mild leek- and garlic-like flavor. Some still smell a hint of sulfur, but for many that quality fades entirely. My father-in-law says that hing has a balancing effect on a dish. ... Some believe that hing helps with digestion and can ward off flatulence.Jun 22, 2016


What is the taste of asafoetida? 
What is the taste of asafoetida?
Asafoetida has a pungent smell, thus its trivial name stinking gum, but in cooked dishes it delivers a smooth flavour reminiscent of leeks.


Where does asafoetida come from? 
Where does asafoetida come from?
Ferula asafoetida is herbaceous plant of the umbelliferae family. It is oleo gum resin obtained from the rhizome and root of plant.


Where is asafoetida grown in India? 
Where is asafoetida grown in India?
In India it is grown in Kashmir and in some parts of Punjab. The major supply of asafoetida to India is from Afghanistan and Iran.Nov 20, 2015


Is garlic in vinegar good for health? 
Is garlic in vinegar good for health?
Vinegar and garlic, while healthy foods, do not help control your blood pressure. ... Recent research shows vinegar and garlic do have some health benefits. In laboratory tests, garlic has been shown to help fight bacteria, viruses and fungi.Jan 28, 2017


Can fresh garlic go bad? 
Can fresh garlic go bad?
Individual peeled cloves will last up to a week in the fridge, and chopped garlic will last no more than a day unless stored covered in olive oil, in which case it will last two, maybe three days. But this is all assuming your garlic is stored in the right place.Nov 15, 2017


Is bottled garlic as good as fresh? 
Is bottled garlic as good as fresh?
Fresh May Be Healthier Than Bottled. ... The next time you use garlic for its renowned antibacterial effects, consider fresh garlic instead of those bottles of chopped garlic. Researchers report that fresh garlic maintains higher levels of a key healthy ingredient than preserved versions and may be better for you.Jun 12, 2008