Find answers to a lot of questions you may have about our products and nutrition in general. If you can’t find an answer here, don’t hesitate contacting us!
I am a gluten-intolerant person (Celiac Sprue Disease), which products are gluten-free?
Which SACO products are sources of soy?
Dairy in General
I am lactose-intolerant. Do the Buttermilk Blend and Mix’n Drink contain lactose?
Buttermilk Blend – Lactose Content: 23 grams of dry Buttermilk Blend (enough powder for 1 cup of liquid buttermilk) contains 63.33% lactose. Because the Buttermilk Blend is used in cooking and baking and distributed among an entire recipe, most of our customers that have lactose-intolerence problems do not have trouble using the Buttermilk Blend. The amount of lactose from the Buttermilk Blend consumed in one piece of cake, for example, is very minimal.
Mix’n Drink – Lactose Content: 23 grams of dry Mix’n Drink (enough powder for 1 cup of milk) contains 52% lactose. Drinking a straight glass of milk gives you a high percentage of lactose and will cause problems with many lactose-intolerent people.
Is your Mix’n Drink and Buttermilk Blend pasteurized and/or homogenized?
SACO Mix’n Drink and Buttermilk Blend are pasteurized. Pasteurization is a heat treatment for the milk which eliminates pathogenic bacteria that might be present. Very little milk is marketed raw because if a human consumes this bacteria, they are susceptible to what is called undulant fever, a chronic and debilitating disease characterized by intermittent fever, pain and swelling in the joints, and great weakness.
SACO Mix’n Drink and Buttermilk Blend are also homogenized. Homogenization is a process where the milk is forced through a pressure system to reduce the size of the fat globules, and eliminate visible separation of the fat particles. This is a standard process with any milk product.
I am allergic to whey. Can I use SACO Buttermilk Blend safely?
The amount of whey consumed, from the Buttermilk Blend, in one serving of any baked good made with the product, would be so minimal that it would more than likely not to cause any trouble for you, but the decision whether to use it or not lies with you.
What is the difference between SACO Buttermilk Blend and liquid buttermilk?
Do you use BHA and/or BHT to preserve your Mix’n Drink?
You list the RDA % of vitamins A and D on your box, but I need to know the IU breakdown.
How much caffeine do your chocolate products contain?
Baking Cocoa caffeine content: One serving of SACO Premium Cocoa (3 Tbsp. or 15 grams) contains 47 mg of caffeine. This is only about 1/3 of what you would get in a cup of regular coffee.
CHUNKS caffeine content: One entire 12 oz. bag of SACO Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate CHUNKS contains only 200 mg of caffeine.
Dolci Frutta caffeine content: In a one ounce serving (30 grams, or 1/8th of the container), there is only 1.7 mg of caffeine, less than half a cup of decaffeinated coffee.
An interesting fact found in my research; one cup of coffee made in an automatic drip coffee maker contains 142 mg of caffeine. One cup made in an electric perk machine only contains 100 mg. Those of you looking to wake up better use those automatic drip coffee makers!
Can you use SACO Chocolate CHUNKS or Baking Cocoa to chocolate cover fruit, cookies, etc.?
What is Dutched cocoa?
What is the shelf life of SACO Premium Cocoa?