This is a 2 parter really...
I have some "Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Lived Oil Blend" capsules.
1) How do I ensure that they are currently ok - I have been told that with normal fish oil it can be good to break one open and give it a smell.. would this work with fermented oil or would it smell either way?
2) How best to store these? Do they need to be kept in the fridge?
asked byMarkH86 (0)
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on January 30, 2014
at 11:04 PM
There should be a manufacturing date on the label -- according to the Green Pasture website the product has been safely tested to up to 2 years after that date. Since the product has been fermented (aka digested), they say that it may be good for much longer, they just can't legally say so.
For storing, keeping the product in the fridge won't make it last longer per se, it will just slow down the digestion of it (since the enzymes are still active). The liquid products can get stronger over time if it's not stored in the fridge, but you won't notice that in the capsules. I personally keep mine in the fridge becacuse I think it tastes less strong this way. It's a personal preference and you can store it however you'd like.
As Joanna mentioned, it's a fermented product so opening up and smelling it won't be a good indicator of whether or not it's bad. Personally, I consume my FCLO well before the expiry date, but if it was even a year or 2 past I would still consume it. I wouldn't worry about it too much.