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Brits hoarding out of date spices

Brits hoarding out of date spices

It may well be time to stock up on some new culinary herbs and spices, as research has revealed that the typical household has nine out-of-date items - worth approximately £12 - in its kitchen cupboards.

According to My Kitchen Table, this equates to £295 million worth of tubs, tins and condiments for the UK as a whole, or 221 million products whose sell-by dates have been and gone, the Daily Express reports.

The most common articles to be found gathering dust on shelves are mixed spices, soup, herbs, tinned fruit, sauces, mustard and baking soda, with the average householder chucking out three old jars and boxes each month.

It was also found that six in ten women have fed their other halves out-of-date food deliberately, so men may want to assume control of the kitchen more in the future.

This comes after Kat Hannaford of the Daily Telegraph noted that all culinary spaces should be well stocked with basic herbs and spices, such as rosemary, nutmeg, curry powder and basil.

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