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Old 11-01-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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Storing ground cinnamon

I just purchased a 1 lb bag of ground Ceylon cinnamon, but the bag isn't resealable. What is the best kind of container to store it in for maximum shelf life?

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Old 11-01-2014, 12:12 AM   #2
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Storing ground cinnamon

I keep mine in the fridge in a plastic bottle. You could use a Mason jar too.
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I keep mine in the fridge in a plastic bottle. You could use a Mason jar too.
Thanks! I've heard that spices shouldn't be kept in the freezer but the fridge is okay, right?
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It depends on the spice. My cinnamon still tastes fresh. I also keep a number of other herbs and spices in the fridge or freezer. Should be OK as long as the container is airtight.
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Or you could put it in a sealable zippy bag. If you should choose to do that by transferring the cinnamon instead of putting the whole bag itself into the zippy bag, be very careful. You can choke on the dust in doing so. And the dust can also burn your throat.

Your best bet is in a tall jar with a wide mouth. It will make it easier to get your measuring spoon in.
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It depends on the spice. My cinnamon still tastes fresh. I also keep a number of other herbs and spices in the freezer. Should be OK as long as the container is airtight.
What brand is the plastic bottle you use?
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Storing ground cinnamon

I got my cinnamon at Costco, and just kept it in the bottle it came in. If you don't have a Mason jar, any clean glass or plastic jar would work.
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Or you could put it in a sealable zippy bag. If you should choose to do that by transferring the cinnamon instead of putting the whole bag itself into the zippy bag, be very careful. You can choke on the dust in doing so. And the dust can also burn your throat.

Your best bet is in a tall jar with a wide mouth. It will make it easier to get your measuring spoon in.
That sounds painful! A few people on Amazon said that this product is very powdery, so it does sound like a jar would be less messy than a ziplock bag.
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That sounds painful! A few people on Amazon said that this product is very powdery, so it does sound like a jar would be less messy than a ziplock bag.
If you think it will hold it all, an empty pasta sauce jar would be perfect. When I wash out a jar such as this, it can be hard to get the inside dry. Dry enough so as not to affect your cinnamon. So I put it in my microwave for a few seconds.
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I've never bought that much cinnamon but if I did, I'd store some in an empty small spice jar and freeze the rest, as suggested by others. Then replenish as needed.
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