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Frequently asked questions

Where can I buy your product?

Our product is widely available in Cape Town and JHB in independent health shops, selected Spars and Wellness Warehouse. Please send us a mail with your location and we’ll direct you to the closest store in your area or alternatively we can courier our product to you.

Does your product taste like coconut?

No, we use certified organic de-flavoured coconut oil which gives you all the health benefits but does not taste like coconut.

Is your product certified organic?

Absolutely we are 100% certified organic (CU 867510) certification can be produced on request. We continue to follow ecocerts organic standards and practices. We also use certified organic corn & coconut oil. All our ingredients have always been allowed by organic certifying bodies. South Africa has no standards and practices when it comes to the term organic, although but this is slowly changing.

How can you say your product is GMO free?

Every year’s harvest is tested for GMO contamination before use. We use single origin corn produced on the Lowerland farm in Prieska. 90% of corn grown in the area is GMO free and all the corn is grown in pivots on the banks of the orange river which minimizes contamination. Corn that is contaminated cannot be certified.

Do you use corn or maize?

It is the same thing. Maize (Zea mays) is a cereal grain, and it is most preferred cereal in the world. It is also known as corn in some English-speaking countries. This cereal is cultivated on more land area than any other commercial food crops. Worldwide, maize is the leading source of protein in the human diet, having a higher protein than other major cereals such as wheat or rice.

Is your product plant based or vegan?

Yes our product is vegan. All our ingredients are plant based or minerals. Calcium hydroxide is the only ingredient that can be an issue, as some sources are made from oyster shells or egg shells. Our product is made with calcium hydroxide made from mined limestone, in Derbyshire, England. Limestone is thermally broken down into calcium oxide, by purely heating it, then hydrated with water to form calcium hydroxide. This is an alkali, which has been used in the production of tortillas and corn chips for at least 2000 years. It is also used in water purification or as an acidity regulator in drinks and food production. Please read the post on Nixtamal in our blog for more information.