There some big advantages to purchasing your herbs and spices at a spice store instead of the grocery store. Smart shoppers always shop online with a specialty store and here is why.
Cooks, chefs and those who love to cook always want the best in herbs and spices. It usually isn’t practical to grow your own spices and herbs and some you will not be able to grow in your area. Most herbs and spices are imported.
Seasonings are imported from the region where they are grown, it isn’t a “it’s cheaper” thing in most cases. For thousands of years there has been international trade when it comes to spices. In the USA we farm peppermint and ginseng is grown in China, for instance. Importing does have a bit of a downside, though.
When major commercial spice brands import spices, it’ll be by the ton. They don’t shop once per month, it is usually once or twice per year. This means that by the time the company receives their spice, runs it through the packaging machine and sells it to the distributors it is already getting to be a year old. The distributor will also purchase in huge quantities and it sits in their warehouse, too. Of course, the grocery store sells some quickly and others sit on the shelf for a year or more.
By the time you pick out your jar of oregano leaves from the grocery store shelf, it could be two years old or more. This isn’t the case with a good online seasoning company.
Online spice stores purchase from importers that bring in herbs and spices constantly. They also sell only spices, so they sell a lot all the time, keeping their product fresh. So, when you want the best flavors, purchase spices from Seasonest, where you know you’re receiving the freshest stock.