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Superfood in the Fridge?

I keep my superfood in the fridge but am traveling and have a half full container,will it go bad or is there anything wrong with taking it with me after it has already been opened and in the fridge?

thx

The humidity found in the typical refrigerator is detrimental to Biotest Superfood.

It’s best just to store it at room temperature.

[quote]Mod Brian wrote:
The humidity found in the typical refrigerator is detrimental to Biotest Superfood.

It’s best just to store it at room temperature. [/quote]

But in the “The Perfect Superfood is Here!” thread http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=1900241&pageNo=5, TC suggests keeping the opened container in the fridge “just to play it safe” (Check his post on 1/20/2008 at 6:24 pm).

Who’s right?

[quote]RichSpidizzy wrote:
Mod Brian wrote:
The humidity found in the typical refrigerator is detrimental to Biotest Superfood.

It’s best just to store it at room temperature.

But in the “The Perfect Superfood is Here!” thread http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=1900241&pageNo=5, TC suggests keeping the opened container in the fridge “just to play it safe” (Check his post on 1/20/2008 at 6:24 pm).

Who’s right?[/quote]

Since Superfood doesn’t have any moisture in it, it really can’t go bad if you leave it on a shelf at room temp.

It’s always been my habit to store everything in the fridge, so that was my gut response.

However, I don’t think storing it in the fridge will “damage” Superfood; just make it “clump up.”

[quote]TC wrote:
RichSpidizzy wrote:
Mod Brian wrote:
The humidity found in the typical refrigerator is detrimental to Biotest Superfood.

It’s best just to store it at room temperature.

But in the “The Perfect Superfood is Here!” thread http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=1900241&pageNo=5, TC suggests keeping the opened container in the fridge “just to play it safe” (Check his post on 1/20/2008 at 6:24 pm).

Who’s right?

Since Superfood doesn’t have any moisture in it, it really can’t go bad if you leave it on a shelf at room temp.

It’s always been my habit to store everything in the fridge, so that was my gut response.

However, I don’t think storing it in the fridge will “damage” Superfood; just make it “clump up.”

[/quote]
Well I lthink you and Brian both have valid points (Even if yours was just a gut response).

Since Superfood contains organic material (or rather it IS organic material), I would think it’s suceptible to contamination and spoiling, whether it contains moisture or not.

Of course, the presence of moisture could greatly speed up the process of spoiling, and I think that may be what Mod Brian was getting at.

So, in my personal opinon, a combination of keeping it in the fridge, but also making sure the lid is kept on tight to keep moisture and ambient humidity out, may be the best advice. But hey, that’s just me.