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Nutmegs

Photo by: Elena Schweitzer

Elena Schweitzer

Ground spices lose flavor after about six months, but you probably won't use a full jar of nutmeg that quickly. Buy whole nutmeg instead (it stays potent for two years) and grate just the amount you need each time. Use a fine grater and add the nutmeg sparingly — it will taste stronger than the pre-grated kind.

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