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Few q's about spices

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Few q's about spices

toyopl | Feb 2, 2013 10:02 PM

I want to place a big order for spices, pretty much every spice that I needed so far and every spice that I need for dishes I want to try.
I counted 51 spices so far :) I just want quality spices and I'm tired of paying $7 for 2oz of Mccormick spices.
Here's few questions I have:

-How long do spices hold their flavor ? Thinking what amounts should I order.
-Are glass jars ok for holding spices ?
-What cinnamon sticks should I use for Indian cooking ? Ceylon, Indonesian, Saigon ?
-Dried Red Chilli in Indian recipes, is this Chile de Arbol or Tien Tsin Chinese or Sanaam ? Not sure which to order.

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