Frequently Asked Questions

 1. How should I store my spices?
Spices should be stored in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and moisture. A pantry or cupboard is ideal. Avoid storing spices near the stove or oven, as the heat and steam can degrade their quality.

2. Should I store spices in glass or plastic containers?
Glass containers are the best option for storing spices because they do not react with the spices or absorb their flavors. Plastic containers can be used if they are made of high-quality, food-safe materials that do not contain harmful chemicals.

3. What is the best way to preserve a spice blend?
If you make your own spice blend, store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place. Avoid using metal containers, as they can react with the spices and affect their flavor. Avoid exposing spices to heat, moisture, or sunlight, as this can cause them to lose their flavor and aroma.

4. What is an easy way to measure spices?
Use measuring spoons for accurate measurements. For smaller amounts, use a pinch or a dash as a rough estimate.

5. How do I measure spices?

Measure spices by weight or volume, depending on the recipe. Use a kitchen scale for precise measurements or measuring spoons for smaller amounts. Remember 1oz equal 2 tablespoons.

6. How long do spices last?
Spices can last for several years if stored properly. However, their potency and flavor will diminish over time. Check the expiration date and replace any spices that are past their prime.

7. How much salt should I add to my food?
The amount of salt you should add to your food depends on your personal taste preferences and any health concerns you may have. A general guideline is to aim for no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, which is about one teaspoon of salt.

8. What are aromatics?
Aromatics are ingredients that add fragrance and depth to your cooking. Common aromatics include onions, garlic and ginger. These ingredients are often used as a base for sauces, soups, and stews.

9. What if I place multiple orders?
For inventory purposes each item is an individual order. We will do our best to consolidate multiple orders in one shipment on one invoice. However, orders may be shipped over several days in multiple packages.

10. How can I add flavor to my meals using spices?
Spices are a great way to add flavor to your meals. You can use them to season your meats, vegetables, grains, and even desserts. Be creative and experiment with different combinations to find what works best for you.

11. How can I measure spices without being heavy-handed?
When measuring spices, it's important to be precise to avoid over or under seasoning. Use measuring spoons or a kitchen scale to measure out the correct amount. You can also start with a small amount and add more as needed until you achieve the desired flavor.

12. Why do I sneeze when I smell certain spices?
Sneezing when you smell certain spices is a common reaction. This is because some spices, like black pepper or cumin, can irritate the sensitive tissues in your nose and throat. This irritation triggers a reflex that causes you to sneeze.

13. What are some easy and healthy ways to season your food without using salt?
You can try using herbs and spices such as garlic, onion powder, black pepper, basil, thyme, and paprika. Lemon juice, vinegar, and hot sauce are also great options. 5754 Spices offers blends of fresh herbs and spices that make your food delicious and can be found by clicking HERE

14. How can I best preserve my spices to ensure their freshness and flavor?
Store your spices in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat. Consider buying whole spices and grinding them as needed for optimal freshness.

15. Can I have my purchased items sent by express mail?
We offer United States Postal Service First class and Priority mail. Please send us an email at

16. How about if I need to make changes to my order after it has been placed?
You cannot change your address or any of the items in your order once it has been submitted, but orders are cancelable for an hour after they are placed. Please send an email to

17. What does 5754 stand for?
5754 Spices - 1957 is Ghana's year of independence from colonial rule by the British and is one of the 54 countries in Africa - is focused on changing the narrative and breaking the barriers to create a more equitable and inclusive global food system, where the contributions of small-scale farmers and women are valued and celebrated.