I know it is supposed to be best to grind up your own spice and place in an airtight container away from sunlight. I don't get that involved in cooking to that level. If I were going to compete and had come in second on a consistent basis to the same team, and found about the only thing different I do is not grind my own spice, I would do what I do. The stuff in the cabinets are good enough for the wife to give to us, it is good enough for me.
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