The oats are considered to have added sugars.
Oats are broken down by enzymes to create oat base that is used in milks. This process creates simple sugars which is what gives many oatmilks their signature sweet taste. These simple sugars created through enzymatic processing are required to be labeled as added sugars.
We use natural flavors in a number of our products to create a more consistent flavor experience across crop years and growing regions, and all the natural flavors are strictly vegan. Although the exact materials are proprietary, using the essential oils, essences and extracts derived from plants (including fruits, vegetables, bark, seeds, nuts, leaves, roots, bark) and microbes help us to assure the consistent, concentrated flavor in our products. We embrace that Foragers have a broad range of dietary objectives, constraints, and concerns. That’s why we also make plain versions of our major products that contain no natural flavors, including Cashewmilk, Cashewmilk Yogurt, Drinkable Cashewmilk Yogurt.
The live cultures/probiotics are added after the product has been pasteurized.
Depending on the product, we use a blend of up to of six different probiotics: S. THERMPOHILUS, L. BULGARICUS, L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. LACTIS, L. PLANTARUM.
Our Drinkable Cashewmilk Yogurt products contain in excess of 1 billion live active cultures per serving at the time of manufacture. This culture count meets or exceeds industry accepted criteria such as “Live & Active Cultures” seal program of the National Yogurt Association (NYA).
Studies have shown that including live & active probiotics into your diet can have positive impacts on gut health and overall wellness.
Probiotics are live, beneficial bacteria that reside in your
digestive tract (aka “gut”). They help to balance out the mix
between helpful and harmful bacteria in your body, which is
known as your “microbiome”.
In order for probiotics to work effectively, they need the help
of prebiotics. Prebiotics are a type of fiber and they serve as fuel
or “food” for probiotics.
Cashews delicate flavor and silky texture make them better for creating a neutral and creamy dairy- like taste experience. We searched far and wide to find cashews that met our very strict standards: organic, ethically sourced and sustainably farmed. We found them in Vietnam and the Ivory Coast where they don’t need irrigated water, an increasingly precious resource, to thrive. We work with a small group of farmers who care deeply about their workers and about producing the best cashews possible.
Yes. All of our perishable products are pasteurized using a method called Ultra-High-Temperature (UHT). This process involves a quick exposure to heat (one or two seconds) to mitigate foodborne micro-organisms.
No they do not.
Our products that contain coconut do have a small level of MCTs (Medium-chain triglycerides)
We do not cook our cashews but we do steam them.
No. USDA (United States Department of Agriculature) Certified Organic food must be grown or produced with no synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers—and that means no glyphosate.
Some of our products contain corn starch. Please read the label carefully.
All Forager products are certified Organic. We’re committed to organic because it’s better for the earth and better for our bodies. Because we’re certified organic, it means our products contain no artificial ingredients, flavors or preservatives, no toxic or persistent chemicals, no synthetic fertilizers or sewage sludge. What’s more, organic growing practices help enhance soil fertility while protecting wildlife and promoting biodiversity.
All Forager products are non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism). Our certified organic certification ensures our products are not only free of GMOs but are better for the earth and for our bodies in lots of other ways. Read more about why we believe Organic Matters.
All Forager products are Kosher. Please refer to our individual product packages for specific Kosher certifications.
Like most perishable foods, once they’re opened and exposed to air, our products typically last between 5 – 7 days in the refrigerator regardless of the expiration date.
Our products are not made for freezing. It will change the texture and the taste.
You can use our Where to Buy to tool on our website. You can search by zip code and filter for desired products.
We provide our products to as many stores as possible. Ultimately retailers decide what products to stock in their stores. If you cannot find Forager Project at your favorite store, we encourage you to ask the Store Manager to carry the products you want to see on the shelves.
Our packaging is recyclable. Different recycling programs accept different types of plastic. Check with your local program. If a particular item is not included in your local curbside program it still might be recyclable at your city drop off center. Our packaging in not compostable.
Yes, all of our packaging is BPA Free (Bisphenol A).
Our childrens yogurts are not formulated for babies. Please ask your doctor.
Non-GMO means there are no genetically modified organisms, meaning organisms that have been scientifically altered in such a way that does not occur in nature. Organic certification has an even higher standard of requirements than non-GMO. Products that are organic do not include any genetically modified organisms and also do not include chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents.
Based in San Francisco, Forager Project was co-founded in 2013 by Stephen Williamson and John-Charles Hanley. From the beginning, Forager Project has been committed to creating a line of organic, plant-based, dairy-free foods made from clean, simple ingredients.