Frequently Asked Questions

The Process

What is a pulse?

The terms 'pulse' and 'legume' are often used interchangeably, however pulses are the edible dried seeds of certain legume crops. Common pulse crops are chickpeas, mungbean, faba bean, green and yellow peas, lentil, navy bean and the like.

How do you neutralise the astringent taste of pulses, and activate a nutty flavour?

Unfortunately that information is subject to a world-wide patent. We can, however, tell you that we use heat treatment to release the nutty flavours that are pre-existing within a pulse. Absolutely no chemicals are used in the process.

How is the nutritional profile maintained throughout the process?

We use a natural, gentle process that maintians the nutritional integrity of the pulse. In fact, our process enhances the nutritional values of  manganese, phosphorous, iron, zinc, fibre and carbohydrates.

Where are the products made?

All Foods from the Earth products are made in Brisbane, Australia from Australian farmed mungbean, chickpea or faba bean. Our products and our processing and packaging facility is free from nuts, eggs, gluten, soy and crustacea. We have supply chain traceability and allegenic declarations in place.

Consumer Enquiries

Are 'Notnuts' products okay to have in institutions where there are nut bans in place?

Yes, Notnuts is definitely appropriate for use in institutions that have a nut ban. No nuts are used in the product or at the facility where it is processed and packaged. Eggs, gluten, soy and crustacea are also excluded from our products and facilities. Rigorous policies and testing are in place to ensure this. If you require further information about allergens, please contact us or view our allergen information.

Is 'Notnuts' appropriate for people with intolerances and sensitivities?

Notnuts is free from gluten, soy and nuts. The 'Butters' are free from dairy, however the 'Chocolate Spread' contains milk products (skim milk powder). Mungbean, and other pulses contain very few oligosaccharides (the long chain sugars that cause bloating and gas), making them suitable for those with sensitive digestive systems. If you require further information about allergens, please contact us or view our allergen information.

What measures have been taken to ensure the mungbeans are safe to eat?

Over the last 15 years our supplier and close collaborator, Blue Ribbon Group, has been working with groups such as the Australian Mungbean Association, Pulse Australia and the Queensland government (DAF) to educate the farming community on the best practices for growing and handling mungbeans, including only using agricultural chemicals that are registered for use in mungbean crops. They request that mungbean suppliers provide a Grower Commodity Declaration, which outlines where each crop was grown, what was applied to the crop and how it has been handled. This traceability continues through normal cleaning and processing steps. Blue Ribbon Group has also implemented a quality management system under SQF Edition 7.2, Level 3 and randomly tests each product line against a range of microbiological and chemical standards to ensure the raw ingredients are safe.

Where can I buy Notnuts?

Notnuts is available from selected health food stores, see our stockists.

Can I purchase Notnuts online?

Yes, you are welcome to purchase from our online shop.

Why won't the online shop accept my credit card payment?

If your credit card or email address is linked to a PayPal account the online shop will re-direct you automatically to PayPal. If you prefer to use a credit card you will need to use a credit card and an email address not associated with a PayPal account. 

Wholesale Orders

How can I place an order?

Please contact our wholesalers. If you wish to become a Notnuts wholesaler or stockist please contact our sales team.

Where does Foods from the Earth ship to?

Foods from the Earth ship worldwide. Contact our sales team to arrange international deliveries.

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