Have you grabbed you favorite rub or spice only to find it clumped and hard? Here are a few tips to keep them flowing smooth.
- Humidity will play tricks with your spices, causing them to clump together in their jars or containers.
- Storing your spices in airtight containers in a cool, dark place is the first step in preventing clumping.
- Always store spices away from heat sources, light and moisture.
- Don't buy bulk, only buy what you will use in 6 months.
Also, remember that steam causes excess moisture… so, shaking spices over a pot of soup or boiling liquid will force unwanted moisture into a spice container!
Don't worry if you still find them clumped don't just toss them in the garbage. Run them through a coffee grinder or blender and they will be good as new.