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FAQ

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Are Beetnik Gluten Free products celiac certified, or processed in a facility that processes wheat?

At Beetnik our Gluten Free products are tested to ensure they comply with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and WHO (World Health Organization) definition of Gluten Free (<20 ppm).  This is the lowest level that can be consistently detected in foods using valid scientific analytical tools.  Our Gluten Free products are manufactured in our own facility, as well as third party manufacturers that may also process wheat but all of our suppliers comply with the standards and procedures necessary to ensure that the products meet FDA guidlenines for gluten free products.

For more info on our Gluten Free products and our processes regarding Gluten Free Products, please see our Gluten Free Product Information page.
 

How much is shipping?

Shipping amounts vary depending on order size.  You can use the shipping estimator on the shopping cart page to determine exactly what your shipping total will come to.  Simply add the items that you want to purchase to your cart and select your state and zip code and it will tell you what the shipping cost will be.


How should I cook a specific product? 

Heating instructions can be found on many of our lables, on inserts that come with the food, and on each product page of our website below the product image.


Are frozen vegetables as nutritious as fresh produce?

Frozen vegetables may be even more healthful than some of the fresh produce sold in supermarkets, says Gene Lester, Ph.D., a plant physiologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, Texas. Why? Fruits and vegetables chosen for freezing tend to be processed at their peak ripeness, a time when— as a general rule—they are most nutrient-packed.  


What products are low in sodium?

We recommend reviewing all of our labels for sodium content in order to determine which products are best for you.  Nutrition lables can be found below the product image on each product page.


What products are precooked?

In an effort to provide the best products to our customers, we offer a wide variety of both cooked and un-cooked products.  Pease refer to the item description to find whether any individual item is procooked, partially cooked, or raw.


Does the microwave change the nutritional content of the food?

Per the Harvard Medical Journal, it’s not the heat source that affects the nutritional content of the food, but the heat and the amount of time the food is exposed to it that affects its nutritional makeup.  Follow the directions as given on each product to ensure proper preparation.


What is the proper portion size? 

The basic rule of thumb is that a portion size should be the same as the palm or fist of your hand, or about the size of a deck of cards.  Vegetables however can be unlimited so eat as many vegetables as you want! 


What is the bag made of that the product comes in?

Our bags are made of a BPA Free, poly nylon plastic ensuring there is no leaching or leaking. More exciting bags to come.


What do you do if your food isn’t completely frozen when it arrives?

Our coolers are packed with just the right amount of dry ice so that the product arrives in a frozen state.  Different factors can occasionally cause the food to thaw a bit; should that happen, the rule of thumb is if the food is still cold then it’s good to go and can be stored in the freezer for future use. We adhere to the food temperature danger zone.



OUR BEEF

Is our grass fed beef USDA certified?

Yes.  We source our American Grass Fed Beef from our sister company, Jacobs Bastrop Ranch, located in Bastrop, Texas.  Our cattle are humanely raised in open grazing pastures, free from hormones and anti biotics, and is USDA certified.


Is our beef grass fed and grass finished?

Yes.  Our cattle are humanely raised in open grazing pastures, free from hormones and anti biotics, and are both grass fed and grass finished.


What makes our premium grass fed beef different?

Our lean beef is very rich with nutrients such as Protein, Iron, Vitamin B12, Zinc and more! It is naturally 98% lean because the cattle are free to graze in open pastures, rather than being placed in a commercial feed lot for fattening. A 4 oz. serving has just 2 grams of total fat and 1 gram of saturated fat!


Why is Grass-fed beef better for me?

Beef SHOULD be a part of your healthy diet. The key is choosing leaner cuts of beef and knowing how the cow was raised. Grass-fed beef raised in pastures instead of feedlots contains heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids and health-promoting vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E and beta-carotene.