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Leaving spices on the windowsill

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Does it wreck them? There's nowhere else for them in our tiny kitchen, but when I went to use the chilli powder it didn't seem to be too spicy - I could even put it on my tongue without tasting spicy. Is it the sunlight that did this?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kangoo wrote:
    Does it wreck them?
    the simple answer is :no:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would say yes. Sunlight has strong oxidising power.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RubberSkin wrote:
    I would say yes. Sunlight has strong oxidising power.
    erm. that may be so but from experience, i have herbs and spices in my windowsill - it doesn't do them any harm imo.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There you go Kangy, best way to keep spices.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks rubberskin, my kitchen is soooo tiny with no storage so everything's piled up on top of each other already. I may have to invest in a cardboard box for them if they're gonna get ruined in the light
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As rubberskin said, sunlight does made the taste of spices fade after a while, hence why you should keep them in the cupboard if possible. That or you could paint the containers black :p
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