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How do I know if the spices I'm buying are irradiated or not? Does anyone know of a brand that is not irradiated? I use fresh herbs when possible, but still have a need for certain spices.

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I know there is a law that says it's unlawful to irradiate organic foods, so the only way I know of getting non irradiated spices is to get organic. On second thought, maybe it was xray.
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OK, that's a start -- thanks! Let's hope someone else pipes in with more info.

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We buy organic because, as a previous poster said, they aren't irradiated. I don't know of any non-organic spices that are guaranteed non-irradiated. Organic spices aren't too costly when you buy in bulk.

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I know there is a law that says it's unlawful to irradiate organic foods, so the only way I know of getting non irradiated spices is to get organic.
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We buy organic because, as a previous poster said, they aren't irradiated.
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I buy from Azure. They get theirs from Oregon Spices.
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Any spice sold at Whole Foods is not irradiated.

Also, Penzeys does not irradiate and they have wonderful fresh, flavorful spices and herbs, excellent selection but not necessarily organic.

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Frontier's spices are not irradiated, either. If you can't find a retailer locally, you could try to get in on one of the Frontier co-ops on the co-ops board. (I'm probably going to be running one in the very near future, actually.)

I'd second Oregon Spices and Penzeys, as well.
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Wow, I have never heard of irradiated spices!
Can someone point me toward more information on this, please?

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http://www.organicconsumers.org/irrad/irradfact.cfm

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