Frequently Asked Questions

How should I store my products?

We recommend keeping your unused grains in the clear airtight package provided. These should be kept in a cool, dry place.

How long can I use a product after the "Best By" date?

We do not recommend using the product past the Best By Date printed on the packaging.

How long can I keep my leftovers?

Cooked rice and quinoa can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days and in the freezer for 2 months. When freezing, make sure to remove excess air from the container to avoid freezer burn.

Which of your products are gluten-free?
  • Acai Powder
  • Black Rice
  • Chia seed
  • Flax seed
  • Goji Berry Powder
  • Hemp seed
  • Lentil Trio
  • Maca Powder
  • Nut Flour Blend
  • Quinoa
  • Quinoa Fusilli
  • Quinoa Penne
  • Red Quinoa
How can I reheat my grains?

To reheat, we suggest adding 2 tablespoons of liquid per cup of grain. Cover and heat about 5 minutes on the stove or in the oven. If using a microwave, cook on high about 1½ minutes per cup.

I’m having trouble cooking my wild rice or quinoa. Help!

Cooking Problem: HARD | FIRM
Reason 1: Not enough liquid. Add more liquid and cook longer.
Reason 2: Too large a pan used causing excessive evaporation of water. Use smaller size pan.

Cooking Problem: STICKY | MUSHY
Reason 1: Avoid stirring during cooking and set aside time.
Reason 2: Cooked too long. Reduce cooking time.
Reason 3: Holding large quantity in pan after liquid is absorbed. When preparing two or more cups, immediately transfer the cooked rice/quinoa to serving dish.

Cooking Problem: WATERY
Reason 1: Incorrect proportions may have been used (measure accurately).
Reason 2: Cooking heat may be too low during the simmering step. Use higher heat.
Reason 3: Cooking method used may not result in dry rice/quinoa. Remove cover after cooking and leave on very low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.

How should chia seeds be stored?

Whole chia seeds will stay in good condition at room temperature for several years. There is no need to keep the seeds in the refrigerator, whether it’s kept in sealed bags or not. The seeds natural antioxidants provide this stability. Storing chia in a closed container will help extend its shelf life.

Why are Omega 3 Fatty Acids important?

Omega-3 essential fatty acids are important for healthy nervous systems, cholesterol levels, brain function and can reduce inflammation.

Why are Omega 6 Fatty Acids important?

The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in modern diets is approximately 15:1, whereas ratios of 2:1 to 4:1 have been associated with reduced mortality from cardiovascular disease, suppressed inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and decreased risk of breast cancer.

Will consuming hemp result in a positive drug test?

Hemp products contain no THC and are perfectly safe and legal and will not result in a false positive on test results.

What is Hemp?

The Latin name for hemp is cannibis sativa which is a domesticated crop that grows in moderate climates. This tiny seed has been used by people around the world for thousands of years as it is easily grown and has many benefits.

Hemp seeds are a terrific source of essential fatty acids and contain 10 essential amino acids, making them a complete source of protein. Sprinkle them on your cereal, yogurt or pour them into your morning fruit smoothie.

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Many people confuse hemp with marijuana, but hemp is not psychoactive. The psychoactive element of marijuana, THC, exists in hemp, but in amounts so small as to be insignificant. Whereas beer contains about 10 times the alcohol of de-alcoholized beer, marijuana contains about 60 times more THC than hemp.

Can you get high from eating hemp products?

Not a chance. In compliance with government regulation, our hemp is tested in the field, and our hemp seed, oil, hempnut and hempmeal are tested before being added to our products. We are required to have less than 10 ppm THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) in our hemp products, but in actual fact, NO THC can be detected in our products.