Where are the beets actually grown?
Our USDA Organic Beetroot Powder comes from both North America (the US and Canada) and from India. Where we get the beetroot depends primarily on the season and the quality of the harvest as we only work with the freshest, highest quality ingredients for all of our products.
Regardless of where it originates, we source only from small certified USDA organic farms where farmers avoid the 'big farm' practices that are so destructive to the land and often, to the people in the area.
The powder is packaged here in the USA in a GMP-compliant (Good Manufacturing Practices) and organic-certified facility. This provides an extra layer of quality and safety that we believe is very important.
is this a non-GMO product?
Yes, our USDA Certified Organic Beetroot Powder is non-GMO.
Is this gluten-free?
Yes, our USDA Certified Organic Beetroot Powder is gluten-free.
Are any chemicals used in the production of this beet powder?
There are NO chemicals used in the production of our beetroot powder. It's USDA-Certified Organic, sourced only from small organic farms.
Are Nitrates lost during the processing?
We use a low temperature drying process for the shortest practical drying time. This is to preserve key ingredients, including the natural nitrates, while also ensuring that any potential hazards like salmonella are removed in the process.
How many grams are in a serving size?
Serving size is 6 grams, which equals about 2 teaspoons.
How many servings are there per pouch?
There are 76 servings per pouch.
Does this product need to be refrigerated after opening?
The product doesn’t need to be refrigerated after opening. As long as it's properly stored in a closed container such as our bag or some other sealed container at room temperature or below, its nutrition should remain intact.
Once the bag is opened, what is the shelf life of the product before it becomes less nutritional or goes bad?
As long as it's properly stored in a closed container such as our bag or some other sealed container at room temperature or below, its nutrition should remain intact. It should also be safe to use for at least as long as the expiration date on the pouch (2 years from date of production).
How much should I mix with water to get the same effect as drinking an 8 oz cup of beet juice?
We recommend that you use one teaspoon (3 grams) per 8 ounce glass of water. This is equivalent to the juice you'd get from 1 large beet.
Is the beetroot powder supposed to have hard lumps in it?
Organic Beetroot powder has the tendency to clump together as it slowly dries out while being stored. Beet powder, like brown sugar, is very prone to clumping. If you bought Beetroot powder that did not clump up easily, it almost certainly had artificial 'anti-caking' agents added to it. We do not believe in adding chemicals to our products.
To address this issue, add a source of moisture such as a water-soaked terracotta piece where you store the powder. Simply soak the piece in clean water for 20 minutes, pat dry, and place inside the airtight container you are using to store the beetroot powder. This allows moisture to be released slowly to help prevent drying and clumping.
We have found that if you first break up the beetroot back into a powder and then insert the moistened disc in the pouch, it helps prevent re-clumping. Here are some ways to do that:
What is the difference between Beetroot Powder and Beet Root Juice?