Spicy Blog

April 11, 2018

Spice and herb prices vary substantially based on the ability to grow them in large quantities, the difficulty of harvesting them, preserving and transporting them. Not surprisingly, expensive spices can also get diluted or "cut" with other substances.  Based on the we...

April 9, 2018

Sustainability is a standard consideration during the product design process, even if designing for sustainability gets dismissed quickly by many designers. Many product designs focus on using materials that can easily be recycled but more contemporary considerations c...

April 7, 2018

The kitchen is not only the most trafficked room in any home but also the room with the most uses.  Cooking is only one use of the kitchen. Kitchens are used for storage of mail, newspapers, magazines, keys, tools, batteries, candles, plants, toys (for every generation...

April 2, 2018

There is a lot of anecdotal information about how and when spices deteriorate.

One of the best short descriptions of the actual process was found on this website (in their comment section) - https://www.seriouseats.com/talk/2009/10/do-spices-really-degrade-in-light.html


April 1, 2018

The benefits associated with organic food are pretty well established and resulted in a sizable share of organic foods across all food categories.  Now, how does that apply to organic spices and herbs?  Generally speaking, probably even more than to regular food items....

March 30, 2018

Before discussing the benefits of organic spices, let's look at the history of organic and other healthy foods.  Over the last 200 years, agriculture has made gigantic strides in producing high-quality food at large yields per acre/hectare.  Land & water & herd managem...

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