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Q: Do any Orgran products have, gluten, wheat, dairy, egg or yeast?
A: All Orgran products are Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free & Yeast Free
Q: Are any of your products Kosher certified?
A: Yes, many Orgran products are Kosher Certified and we include the kosher symbol on our product packaging to help customers recognise kosher products.
Q: Do any of your products contain MSG?
A: Although some foods, such as tomato, have naturally occurring MSG, there is NO MSG added to any of the ORGRAN products.
Q: Are there any nuts in your products?
A: Some Orgran products may contain traces of nuts and this will be stipulated on the back of the packaging. We do, however, have a very comprehensive range of products that are nut free. We aim to include the nut free claim on the front of the packaging where appropriate to help customers choose suitable foods.
Q: What is Carboxymethylcellulose?
A: Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is a vegetable derived thickener and stabiliser for foods. It is a white powder in pure form and dissolves in cold water, forming a clear viscous solution or gel.
Q: What is Glucono delta lactone?
A: Glucono delta-lactone (GDL) is a naturally-occurring food additive found in grapes and honey. It is used as an acidifier or a curing, pickling or leavening agent. GDL does not contain lactose or gluten and is derived from rice.
Q: Where does the Monodiglyceride used in some of your products come from?
A: Orgran specifically uses Vegetable derived monodiglycerides and NOT animal derived. Monodiglyceride is an emulsifier used in a wide range of foods.
Q: Do you use preservatives in your food?
A: Orgran products do not have any added artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Q: Are any Orgran products genetically modified?
A: Orgran products are GMO free. We audit existing and new ingredients suppliers on an ongoing basis.
Q: What does the ‘May Contain’ statement on packaging really mean?
A: It means the product in question may contain the ingredients listed in this statement, typically as a result of what we call ‘cross-contamination’. For example, a piece of baking equipment may be used to make a product that contains seeds or tree nuts, then later used to make a product that doesn’t contain seeds. Even though great care is taken to clean that piece of equipment between batches, there’s a possibility that the second product could be exposed to trace elements. So the ‘May Contains’ statements help people who suffer from all types of food allergies to make safe and informed decisions about our products.
Q: What is the difference between ‘Best Before’ and ‘Use By’?
A: ‘Best Before’ is the recommended shelf life of the product; it indicates when the product should be eaten by to ensure it is fresh. ‘Use By’ means it must be eaten on or by that date for product safety reasons.
Q: What is Orgran GfG™ – Gluten Substitute?
A: In simple terms, GfG™ is similar to adding gluten to your flours and is a superior replacement to xanthan gum, which has traditionally been used as a binder in gluten free flour recipes. It is made from 100% natural plant derived ingredients. GfG works much in the same way as gluten and actually mimics gluten in order to provide a similar workability and resilience in baking and cooking.
Q: How do I use Orgran GfG™ – Gluten Substitute?
A: In general, you would use 1 part GfG™to 5 parts gluten free flour, however less or more can be used depending on the recipe. Orgran GfG™does not need to be added to Orgran gluten free flour as it already contains the necessary component.
Q: What can you do or not do with Orgran No Egg™ (Egg Replacer)?
A: Egg Replacer is mainly used when baking from scratch and is ideal for cakes, biscuits, pie fillings etc. It can also be used in some of the ORGRAN premixes where indicated. Since there are no eggs or egg derivatives, it CANNOT be scrambled or hardboiled.
Q: How much egg replacer do you need to make one egg?
A: For one whole egg, add 1 teaspoon of Orgran No Egg™to 2 tablespoons of water. In place of egg whites, add 2 teaspoons of Orgran No Egg™with 1 tablespoon of water. (If recipe calls for stiffly beaten egg whites, mix Orgran No Egg™and water until stiff)