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Storing Dried Herbs

July 13, 2011

Dried yarrow

Great guidelines from Lancaster Farm Fresh on storing and using dried herbs!  For information o drying herbs please refer to the previous post.

  1. Store your dried herbs in air tight containers.  Zip lock bags will do, but canning jars are even better (less plastic!)
  2. Be sure to label and date your containers.
  3. Your herbs will retain more flavor if you store the leaveswhole and crush them when you are ready to use them.

    My herb labels

  4. Discard any dried herbs that show the slightest sign of mold.
  5. Place containers in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
  6. Dried herbs are best used within a year.  As your herbs loose their color, they are also loosing their flavor.
  7. Use about 1 teaspoon of crumbled dried leaves in place of a tablespoon of fresh.

Stay tuned for how to make tea with dried herbs!

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