We have had a number of requests to identify the source of water in our products. For our coconut milk and coconut cream, the source is deep well water purified via reverse osmosis filtration.
Earlier this year, we downsized our tuna cans from 6oz to 5 oz. We held out against this change as long as we could. I remember my tuna supplier telling me a few years ago that the industry was moving from 6oz to 5oz cans and he asked me if I wanted to switch. I [...]
One of our basic philosophies is to find one product producer in each product category we are in, and stick with that supplier. We’ve had difficulty doing that in Organic Pasta, as several domestic suppliers that we have gone out of business over the years. Our first pasta supplier, back in the Mid 90’s, used [...]
One of the first Natural Value products we started producing back in the mid-90s was salt. We had plain and iodized. Our sea salt was a table salt, basically a refined version of evaporated sea water, came from the San Francisco Bay. It took about 18 months to dry, and if you flew into San [...]
We are often asked what spices are in our Organic Mustard. The manufacturer of the mustard doesn’t want to disclose what the actual spices are, because they believe that there are so few ingredients, another manufacturer can come along and steal their formula. What they will do, is confirm the presence of a specific spice [...]
You probably heard of BPA, (Bisphenol-a), but you may be mystified about it. BPA is a common chemical additive used in many hard-plastic products such as water bottles and storage containers, as well as thermal-printed receipts, newspapers, and money! Researchers have estimated that you could be absorbing a few nanograms of BPA every day just [...]