Whole Tumeric Lasts A Long Time And Is Quite Helpful In Decreasing Inflammation Which is Why I Use It So Often in My Cooking. I Use My Microplane Grater And Use Whatever Amount I Need. One Package Usually is $2-3 U.S. Dollars. It stays much fresher and I can use less of it then one would with dried Tumeric. I do the same thing with Whole Nutmeg.