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Dec 21, 2012 02:51 PM

Saffron question

I have some saffron that has been kept in a jar and two plastic bags in the freezer. I don't remember when I bought it. It's been there at least a year. How long can it be stored in the freezer?

Is there anyway to tell if it is still good? Thanks!

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  1. The jar I have, which lives in the cupboard, has a "use by" date of 2015 so I'd assume that there would be an even longer life for something stored in the freezer.

    How to tell if it's still OK? Use it in a dish.

    It may have lost a little of its colouring or flavouring power - but it will only be a little.