Why Freshly Ground?

It’s all about retaining the essential oils.
So why do we work so hard to deliver freshly ground spices? Did you know that spice flavor deteriorates with exposure to light, heat, air, humidity and time? They are natural enemies of spices and herbs—destroying the flavor and aroma as they break down the essential oils found originally in the seeds or leaves.

Grinding releases their essential oils, which are volatile at room temperature and highly sensitive to air, light, heat and humidity. In traditional commercial processing, packaging, shipping, and shelving, the flavor and aromas literally evaporate into thin air.

Protecting precious flavor
Smith & Truslow vigilantly protects flavor, aroma and color at every step when preparing and shipping spices. We grind our spices in small quantities, pack in small light-resistant, airtight glass jars, and ship them to our customers across the country. When you receive our spices, you’ll find them fresh and rich in essential oils, incredibly aromatic and intensely flavorful.

Boldly different
Spices are the ultimate sensory experience. We encourage you to compare our products with commercial spices. You can see, smell and taste the difference. Compare the pallid shade of store brands to the vibrant color of Smith & Truslow’s. Compare the muted smell to our deep, bold aroma. Compare the weak taste to our complex, vivid flavor.

You’ll be amazed how Smith & Truslow spices and spice blends enhance your favorite recipes.