Non-Irradiated Spices

Always buy herbs and spices that say “non-irradiated.”  Almost all spices on the market, unless specifically stated as “non-irradiated” have undergone a process of ionized radiation in order to increase shelf life and kill any possible bacteria existing on the herb or spice.  While this may sound good at first glance, most of the valuable, even medicinal, qualities are purged.  This leaves the consumer with a degenerated food product, and may even contain carcinogenic chemicals as a by product.