I’ve been growing my dabba for 15 years, now I have two baskets of bags of bulk spices that I use regularly but not heavily. Special items like mace, saffron, blk cardamom etc are expensive but maybe they also fade and need replacing.
Then there are the big bulk bags of basics. My fenugreek is 5 years old but I can’t tell if it is TOO old. Cumin, fennel, ajwain, mustard seeds, I buy as needed, but maybe I should be buying smaller bags if they fade quickly upon opening.
So my question is which spices do you just use til gone, and which do you buy tiny amounts of because it loses its punch quickly at home?