The spice trade is one of the oldest in the world, first recorded in 50,000 BC. It has come a long way since its origins in the Middle East. One of the most common questions asked about spices is "How long do spices stay fresh?" Nearly all spices are good for 6 months in their powdered, or ground, state. Our spices are fresher than those found in the grocery store or from most places online. We do our best to purchase quality spices in their whole form and grind them in the store so you get the most out of your spices! There are numerous spices out there, and it can be intimidating to know what to do with them. That is why we sell everything in the quantity you need. You can buy 1 oz, when wanting to experiment, or 1 lb when using frequently.