How to Store Szechuan Peppercorn?
Here are a few simple steps to follow in order to keep your Szechuan peppercorns fresh for a longer duration.
- Store it in an airtight container and remember to close the lid of the container tightly as soon as you finish using it.
- Before storing them in airtight containers, make sure the peppercorns, as well as the bottle, are thoroughly dried because the presence of moisture will cause the seeds to develop molds.
- Coloured bottles are a better option to store the peppercorns as it protects it from direct sunlight. If you are using clear bottles, remember to store them in closed cabinets or wall racks which do not receive direct sunlight.
- Store it away from stoves, ovens, windows and do not keep it on the top of a refrigerator because the heat emitted from them causes the peppercorns to lose their strength and volatile content.
What Is The Shelf-life of Szechuan Peppercorns?
Our Szechuan peppercorn can last for twelve months if it is properly stored. The powder does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency with time and will not flavour or show its benefits as intended.