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I put wheat germ and flax seed meal in some of dd's food -- for extra fiber and to thicken it up. (I do about ¼ commercial and the rest homemade babyfood).

Anyway, I've had it 3 or 4 months, and didn't refrigerate after opening. I was looking at the label and happened to notice that I was supposed to! Geez.

Do you think it's still good?
 

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You're supposed to refrigerate???? Ooops. I store mine in a container in the closet. But... the thing is, I buy mine at a bulk food store that has it stored in large open bins that aren't refrigerated. Hmm.
 

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Wait a minute, am I supposed to refrigerate flax seeds too?
I don't know about plain flax seeds, but I buy the Bob's Red Mill Flax Seed Meal (already ground up), and it says to keep that in the refrigerator. Or maybe the worker at the co-op told me that, so that's why I didn't make the same mistake with it that I did with wheat germ!
 

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just info

from : https://www.bobsredmill.com/catalog/...product_ID=406

"Because the natural oils are retained in wheat germ, refrigerate it to maintain freshness and nutrition. "

https://www.bobsredmill.com/catalog/...product_ID=175

"Keep refrigerated for freshness. "

http://www.truestarhealth.com/Notes/1994002.html
"Because most of the nutrients are contained in the outer layers of the grains, use only whole-wheat products. Because of its high oil content, improperly stored wheat germ can become rancid. So store it in sealed glass jars and keep it refrigerated."
 
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