There is an abundance of spices that can be found in any kitchen, whether it is a home or a professional kitchen, to add depth of flavor to any dish. Spices can also be used to add fragrance to cosmetics and some spices have been found to have medicinal properties. Whatever the case, spices are an integral part of everyday life.
Spice packaging is equally important because we want the product to not only last as long as possible but also present itself well on any shelf. As a spice producer, you want quality product packaging from manufacturers that understand your wants and needs as a brand.
Spice Packaging - Things You Should Consider
Ground spices absorb more moisture than whole spices, resulting in clumping and hardening. We want to avoid this as much as possible because it will only help speed up the quality degradation process.
Spices contain volatile oils, which give them their distinct scent and flavour. Aroma and flavour can be lost due to a decrease in volatile oil concentration and oxidation of some aromatic components.
Spices have a tolerable level of humidity within which they can withstand spoilage caused by microbial contaminants. Packaging should be made of materials with high barrier properties that prevent this from happening.
Spice Packaging with The Pouch Shop
Food items require a higher degree of diligence when it comes to product packaging, and spices fall into this category. Here at The Pouch Shop, we assure you that we understand your spices packaging needs and we will do our best to meet them.
We aim to provide solutions made of high quality materials that contain high barrier properties and will provide a longer shelf life for your food products.
Custom Packaging Options
Packaging is vital. In a competitive market, you only get one shot to make a good impression on the customers. The Pouch Shop offers short run custom digitally printed packaging that includes:
- small-medium volume production
- product samples
- transparent breakdowns
- fast turnarounds
- versatile designs
Check out our flexible packaging options:
Our stand-up pouch is an innovative flexible packaging product that can be used in place of bulkier and heavier packaging alternatives. They maintain product freshness and are perfect for small quantities of tea, coffee, herbs, pepper, and other spices.
Kraft Paper Pouches
Its front zipper provides for easy product filling and re-sealing as well as good shelf presence and space utilization. The pouch includes a clear film inner layer that keeps the product fresh.
Sustainable packaging is gaining ground around the world, and The Pouch Shop is proud to be part of that movement. Our sustainable packaging products are available in a variety of designs and sizes, and they can be compostable or fully recyclable!
Check out all of our packaging options here. We would love to hear from you, and let’s collaborate to find the perfect packaging solution for you!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do you package dried herbs?
Herb or spice packaging requires materials that contain high barrier properties in order to maintain product quality. This implies that packaging must be airtight in order to keep moisture and contaminants out. Resealable bags are a popular choice because they have all the necessary qualities and also provide the convenience of allowing the products to be consumed gradually.
Do spices have an expiration date?
There is a time frame in which spices will retain their flavour and aroma, but this is dependent on whether they are whole or ground. Ground spices typically last 6 months before losing their freshness. With proper storage, whole spices can last up to five years; roasting them before use will help bring back some of the flavours.
Why the shift to eco-packaging in Australia?
Australia, like several other nations, recognised the increasing problem with society’s continued and heavy usage of single-use plastic and its irreversible environmental impact. Because of this, the Australia Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), unveiled in 2018, the country’s 2025 National Packaging Targets.
The sustainability goals are backed by the Australian government and environmental officials. APCO’s targets are as follows:
- 100% of Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 or earlier.
- 70% of Australia’s plastic packaging will be recycled or composted by 2025.
- 30% average recycled materials will be included across all packaging by 2025.
- Problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging will be phased out through design, innovation, or the introduction of alternatives.
Want to get more information about how great product packaging can boost sales? Contact us today and our team would love to collaborate! We'll send you useful links to the various packaging options you can choose from.