Are you organic and non-GMO?
While we are still awaiting certification, FoodNerd only sources organic and non-GMO ingredients for our products.
What does Organic and Non-GMO mean?
Organic refers to agricultural practices that prioritize the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides while avoiding synthetic chemicals, promoting biodiversity, and prohibiting the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Non-GMO, on the other hand, specifically pertains to products that have not been genetically engineered or altered in a laboratory, ensuring they retain their original genetic makeup without any artificial modifications.
Is FoodNerd Allergen Free?
While we are not an official free-from kitchen, none of our products contain nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, fish/shellfish, wheat or tree nuts. If you have a life threatening allergy, please exercise caution.
Do FoodNerd products contain artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives?
At FoodNerd, you will never find any artificial/natural flavors, colors or preservatives in our foods.
Are FoodNerd Products Plant-Based?
Yes, FoodNerd is committed to creating plant-based products.
What are Sprouts?
Sprouts are young, tender shoots that emerge from the seeds of various plants, just as they begin to grow. They are commonly consumed as a nutrient-rich addition to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes. Sprouts are prized for their high concentration of phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, making them a popular choice for health-conscious individuals seeking a fresh and flavorful source of nutrients.
Why Use Seeds Instead of Grains?
Seeds are the reproductive units of plants, encompassing a diverse range of plant embryos enclosed in protective coatings. Grains, a subset of seeds, pertain specifically to the edible seeds of cereal crops like wheat, rice, corn, and oats, which serve as vital staple foods for human consumption. While all grains are seeds, the term "seeds" includes a wider array of plant embryos, such as nuts, legumes, and various other plants with seeds.
What are "Super Nutrients?"
Supernutrients, also known as phytonutrients, phytochemicals, or bioactives, are natural compounds found in plants that are not essential for human survival but offer numerous health benefits. These bioactive substances contribute to the vibrant colors, flavors, and aromas of fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods. Research suggests that consuming a diverse range of phytonutrients may promote overall well-being and reduce the risk of chronic diseases due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties.
What is Sulforaphane?
Sulforaphane is a powerful phytonutrient and antioxidant compound found abundantly in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. It is formed when an enzyme in these vegetables reacts with a precursor compound called glucoraphanin during chewing or chopping. Sulforaphane has been extensively studied for its potential health benefits, including its role in detoxification, anti-inflammatory effects, and its ability to support the body's natural defense mechanisms against oxidative stress and harmful toxins.
What age range are your baby food products suitable for?
In general, for the puffs we recommend at least 12 months, however- every baby is different, please see the puffs product page for baby readiness signs.
Will my picky eater eat this?
While we cannot guarantee every picky eater's preferences, we have designed our products to be delicious and appealing by capturing the best flavors from our carefully selected fruits and vegetables. We understand the importance of taste, and our aim is to make nutritious choices enjoyable for all, including those with discerning palates. Additionally, our products serve as a gentle reintroduction to foods picky eaters sometimes avoid.
Can I feed your baby food products on-the-go?
Yes! FoodNerd was created to help solve the convenience vs health predicament. Puffs make for a great travel snack for amusement parks, airport travel, and more.
How do you ensure the quality and safety of your baby food products?
To ensure safety, we implement a rigorous double sanitization process as well as adhering to a short sprouting window, minimizing the risk of harmful pathogens. Our product is as safe as fresh produce found in supermarkets. We conduct regular pathogen batch testing to maintain the highest quality standards and guarantee a safe and nutritious product for our customers.
What is Positive Processing?
Through the strategic integration of science-backed practices, positive processing harnesses nature's gifts to uphold and enhance the innate nutritional value of our plant-based offerings. We adhere to meticulous methods that never include additives and high-heat treatments, ensuring the preservation of natural goodness in each ingredient. This results in a shelf-stable product that delivers optimal nourishment to our consumers. Our commitment to positive processing represents a paradigm shift in food preparation, intertwining scientific understanding with nature's complexity to promote health, sustainability, and the intrinsic richness of plant-based nutrition.
What is Nutrient Lock Technology?
How do we attain Positive Processing? With our unique methodology: Nutrient Lock Technology.
FoodNerd's Nutrient Lock Technology revolutionizes the preservation of our mega food products, starting with the sprouting of fresh organic seeds to unleash their nutritional potential. We combine these nutrient-rich sprouted seeds with fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Utilizing our patent-pending cold technology and gentle freeze drying process, we carefully remove water without subjecting our products to high heat or excessive processing. This results in a shelf-stable food that retains exceptional levels of super nutrients, ensuring unparalleled nutrient density akin to the natural goodness found in nature.
Do FoodNerd products contain heavy metals?
FoodNerd aims to limit your child's exposure to heavy metals through our products. Our research and development team has worked hand in hand with leading heavy metal experts to ensure our products are safe for your children.
What are AGE’s?
At FoodNerd, we test for AGEs or Advanced Glycation End Products.
AGEs are harmful compounds formed when sugars react with proteins or fats in a process called glycation. These compounds are naturally produced in the body but can also be formed during high-heat cooking methods like grilling, frying, or roasting. Accumulation of AGEs has been linked to various age-related diseases and is often associated with a diet high in processed or sugary foods.
We Would Love to Answer Any Additional Questions That You May Have!
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