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Frequently Asked Questions
The expiration date for the products we manufacture is calculated based on several lab and sensory tests. This way, in ideal storage conditions, the food shall keep its flavor, aroma and texture, on one hand, and its nutritional value and microbiological safety, on the other. Therefore, we recommend you follow the expiration date because there may be alterations in the product’s natural characteristics after that date.
Saturated fats – are fats found in animal products and their by-products (butter, cream, cheese, heavy cream, lard, beef, pork, lamb, whole milk, bacon, sausage, frankfurters, egg yolks). A few vegetal products also have saturated fats, such as fat from coconuts and hearts of palm. They take on a solid form at room temperature. Saturated fat is more stable and less oxidizable.
Unsaturated fats – are fats found in vegetal products (corn and soy oils, vegetal margarines, cotton oil, sunflower, rice and canola oils, etc.). They are liquid at room temperature. These fats can be classified as:
Monounsaturated: A fatty acid with a single double bond between two carbon atoms. Olive oil is an example of a monounsaturated fatty acid.
Polyunsaturated: Saturated fatty acids with two or more double bonds are called polyunsaturated fats. The linoleic acid (found in vegetal oils such as corn and sunflower oils) is an example of a polyunsaturated fatty acid.
This is a type of fat formed by a natural (which occurs in the animals' rumen) or industrial hydrogenation process. They are mainly found in industrialized products.
No. The name trans fats comes from the chemical bond the fat has. Hydrogenated fat is a specific type of trans fat produced in industry.
Simply check the product’s nutritional table.
In principle, Light products are not indicated for diabetics because they are characterized by having only reduced energy nutrition or value content, thus permitting the addition of sugar, although in controlled amounts. For a diet to be established, it is necessary to take into account several factors such as each person's characteristics, lifestyle, eating habits, etc. Since each organism reacts in its own way to the foods it ingests, it is advisable to follow a doctor's or nutritionist's instructions for an appropriate diet.
Gluten is special type of protein found naturally in wheat, oats, rye, barley and these cereals’ by-products, such as malt, for example. People who are gluten intolerant must eliminate it from their diet. The inclusion of "Contains Gluten" on labels facilitates the identification of those products that should be avoided.
Since products with and without milk are produced on a same line, and since some people are allergic to milk and its by-products, we inform that products without milk may contain traces so those who are allergic can take preventive measures. There are several levels of lactose intolerance, and most will have no problem consuming products without milk that were manufactured on the same production line as products with milk. However, doctors may recommend a small minority to even avoid products with traces of milk.