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Old 05-16-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
 
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What is a preservative I can add to homade FSG so that it doesnt have to be refrigerated? Is there one that i can find as a regular grocery store like Walmart?

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You most likely can't find this in the grocery store, but my favorite FSG preservative is grapefruit seed extract. It's an awesome preservative -- I can leave my gel out on my dresser for weeks, and it won't spoil. Also, LOTS of people don't like using a preservative (and don't find they need one) because they freeze their FSG in single portions and just defrost it when they have to use it again. That way, you don't need to add anything extra to your gel.
I haven't tried any other preservatives because I've never found the need to, so I hope someone else chimes in on this thread!
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:09 PM   #3
 
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Where can you find that at?^^
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:36 PM   #4
 
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I got my grapefruit seed extract from Whole Foods. You can also find it at Vitamin Shoppe or online for less at vitacost.com.

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Old 05-17-2011, 05:42 AM   #5
 
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I got my grapefruit seed extract from Whole Foods. You can also find it at Vitamin Shoppe or online for less at vitacost.com.

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If you don't mind me asking, how much does it cost?
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:54 AM   #6
 
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Here is a good thread on FSG and preservative:
Flaxseed gel and preservatives-help needed!

I use lavender EO as described in the thread, plus I love the way it smells
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Here is a good thread on FSG and preservative:
Flaxseed gel and preservatives-help needed!

I use lavender EO as described in the thread, plus I love the way it smells
EO's are GREAT for getting rid of that awful raw flax seed smell, but they are just mildly preserving -- you'll want to use another preservative in conjunction with it.
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Any updates on the success of using grapefruit extract in fsg?
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