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Apr 6, 2013 08:16 AM

Vinaigrette with powdered garlic

does it need refrigeration?

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  1. I wouldn't be too worried about it staying at room temp. if it were in my own kitchen, if that helps. If the garlic were fresh and I didn't use it all, I'd pop it in the fridge.

    1. Probably not. Even with fresh Garlic the Garlic is usually added to the Vinegar which is a high Acid Environment and does not support the growth of the Bacteria so no Toxins are produced.

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      1. re: chefj

        Actually you can grow some interesting mold if you leave fresh garlic in vinegar at room temp.

        1. re: eepi

          Does the mold grow on the Garlic or the surface of the Vinegar?
          It must take a very long while, I have not seen mold grow on the surface of Vinegar ever.

          1. re: chefj

            I've seen it on the surface of the vinegar but I don't know how long it takes. I thought maybe I was misremembering, but Google brought me a note of caution regarding unrefrigerated garlic vinegar - example link

            1. re: eepi

              It clearly states "if mold is present" and probably has to do with varying acidity levels of Vinegars and is also including Wine.