Frequently Asked Questions. Please contact us anytime with your queries — we are happy to help and act as your resource on organics, allergy and soy.
Are your products produced in a peanut- and tree-nut free facility?
Absolutely. We make our own soynut butter in our own facility completely dedicated to our peanut- and nut-free soynut butter products. We make nothing else in that factory, in fact, soynut butter is the only product we make, period. Simple Food, Inc. is in business to provide safe and healthy products for people with nut allergies.
Is there any chance of peanut cross-contamination from any of your ingredient suppliers?
Absolutely no chance. We have a written commitment from each of our suppliers stating that they do not process peanuts in their facilities.
What is Palm Stearin?
Download our Palm Stearin Fact Sheet. Not to be confused with palm kernel oil, palm stearin is from the palm fruit and is a wonderful way for us to keep the oil from separating without adding hydrogenated oil (which we would never do!), and it also helps extend shelf life by preserving the oils naturally.
What is a soynut?
Soynut is an accepted term in the health food industry for a roasted soybean. A soybean is in fact a legume (bean) and not a "nut" at all. The curious thing is that this misnomer began with peanut,which is also a legume, and would more appropriately be called a peabean. At any rate, when roasted, these legumes both taste “nutty”!
Are your soybeans from China?
No way — all of our ingredients are certified organic and produced in the United States.
Why should we buy organic soynut butter when the non-organic ones are less expensive?
That is a question you need to ask yourself… What’s Food to You?TM We would not produce a non-organic anything, especially in a soy product. Non-organic soy is genetically modified and heavily sprayed with pesticides. We don’t want to eat that stuff, so how could we sell it our customers?
What is the connection with soy and breast cancer?
While we are surely not experts on this topic, we suggest you explore these articles from Dr. Andrew Weils:
Women's Health & Soy?
For our part, we use only whole soybeans, just the whole food, and we do not add soy isolates which concentrate the proteins into unnatural proportions.
Why should I buy soynut butter over peanut butter?
It is simply another delicious choice for people who can eat other nut butters. However, the differences are many. Per 2 tablespoon serving, our soynut butter has 2 more grams of protein and 2 less grams fat than peanut butter. Our protein is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids equivalent to the protein in meat. Soy has been found to naturally lower cholesterol among many other health benefits.
Who is your Kosher certifier?
Kosher Technical Konsultants.
Who is your Organic certifier?
Baystate Organic Certifiers
Are any of your ingredients genetically modified?
No. If a product is certified organic, by regulation, it cannot contain any GMOs.
Do you work with any allergy groups?
We try to reach out to allergy groups through websites like peanutallergy.com and kidswithfoodallergies.com. We greatly enjoy connecting with these groups as the underserved food allergic population is our reason for being. We do our best to provide samples and literature for group meetings and events and are happy to be a partner in allergy education.