CONSUMERS OFTEN WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS. HERE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

Allergen Statements are the statements on pack (normally found under ingredient listing) that indicate to consumers which allergens are contained in the packaged food and which ones may be present. You’ll see two statements, both of which are a legal requirement:

  1. Contains… which means the allergens are in the food
  2. May be present… which means the allergens may be in the food.

The allergens on Mother Earth packaging are highlighted in bold text in the ingredient listing.

Batch roasted means nuts are roasted in batches to ensure even cooking.

Brazil Nuts contain selenium, a nutrient that is often lacking in New Zealand soil. It is recommended that we eat approximately two Brazil nuts for our daily selenium needs.

Creamed honey is made by taking liquid honey and creaming (churning) it for a number of days until the crystals that form give the desired firmness.

Fats are classified in different groups, mainly saturated and unsaturated fats. Large quantities of saturated fat are best avoided. Unsaturated fats are the healthier type of fats we can eat, and there are two types: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.

Handful of nuts – eating a handful or approximately 30g of nuts is a common recommendation. Here is a guide to around how many nuts are in a handful:

  • Almonds: 25
  • Cashews: 15
  • Hazelnuts: 20
  • Macadamias: 15
  • Pecans: 20
  • Walnuts: 12

Hi Oleic Peanuts are higher in monounsaturated fats, commonly known as “good” fats, than standard peanuts.

Health Star Rating is a government-lead initiative that scores the nutritional value of packaged foods. It is designed to help consumers compare foods across a food category.

The ratings go from half a star to five stars; the more stars on pack, the healthier the product.

Each product’s Health Star Rating is calculated based on its composition of energy, saturated fat, sugars, sodium, dietary fibre, protein and the product’s fruit, vegetable, nut and legume content. The quantity of each of these components determines the number of stars.

On pack you see the product’s star rating shown by the number of stars, and the values of nutrients per 100g: energy, saturated fat, sugars, sodium & extra nutrient. The extra nutrient is an optional and positive nutrient that can be added by the food company.

Companies choose to print the Health Star Rating on packaging, it isn’t mandatory.

Liquid honey crystallisation – when liquid honey is left unused and it sometimes crystallises naturally. To re-liquefy the honey, put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds or in a pan of hot water over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until the crystals dissolve. Remember to take the top off first!

Mother Earth Clover Honey is a blend of honeys from clover and pasture flowers.

Mother Earth Manuka Blend Honey is a blend of Manuka and bush honeys.

Nutrition information panel tells consumers the average nutritional values of packaged food per recommended serving size and per 100g. The values per 100g helps consumers compare the value across the different products. The form & contents of this panel are specified by Food Regulations.

Natural nuts are raw nuts.

No added MSG means no artificial MSG, a flavour enhancer, has been added. MSG is monosodium glutamate and it can occur naturally.

No artificial colours or flavours means we only use colours or flavours that are derived from nature.

No preservatives means no preservatives have been added to prolong the life span of the product.

Omega-3 fatty acids are a polyunsaturated fat, which are sometimes found in plant form in certain nut types.

Peanut butter oil – the natural oil from the peanuts can separate and rise to the top. Simply stir to combine. We recommend that peanut butter is stirred occasionally to prevent it from drying out.

Sulphites, which have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, are widely used in the food industry as an additive to preserve food’s quality and appearance. They occur naturally in both the human body and in food and are also produced by some microorganisms.

Heart Tick as it is commonly known is the official Tick of Approval from the Heart Foundation. It focuses on specific nutrient criteria to help consumers identify healthier choices within a food category.

The Heart Foundation endorses and administers the Tick programme. Companies voluntarily apply to the Heart Foundation to put the Tick symbols on their products. If their products qualify, they receive approval.

What is the difference between one and two Heart Foundation Ticks?

The Tick symbol is allowed on food products that are healthier choices within a food category. The Heart Foundation has category-specific criteria.

The Two Ticks symbol is allowed on food products that are considered core foods for a healthy diet.

Upside Down Liquid Honey Bottle – Mother Earth Liquid Honey comes in an upside down bottle that leaves no drips, no mess! Simply squeeze and when you release the pressure, it instantly stops pouring

 

CONSUMERS OFTEN WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS. HERE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

Allergen Statements are the statements on pack (normally found under ingredient listing) that indicate to consumers which allergens are contained in the packaged food and which ones may be present. You’ll see two statements, both of which are a legal requirement:

  1. Contains… which means the allergens are in the food
  2. May be present… which means the allergens may be in the food.

The allergens on Mother Earth packaging are highlighted in bold text in the ingredient listing.

Batch roasted means nuts are roasted in batches to ensure even cooking.

Handful of nuts – eating a handful or approximately 30g of nuts is a common recommendation. Here is a guide to around how many nuts are in a handful:

  • Almonds: 25
  • Cashews: 15
  • Hazelnuts: 20
  • Macadamias: 15
  • Pecans: 20
  • Walnuts: 12

Health Star Rating is a government-lead initiative that scores the nutritional value of packaged foods. It is designed to help consumers compare foods across a food category.

The ratings go from half a star to five stars; the more stars on pack, the healthier the product.

Each product’s Health Star Rating is calculated based on its composition of energy, saturated fat, sugars, sodium, dietary fibre, protein and the product’s fruit, vegetable, nut and legume content. The quantity of each of these components determines the number of stars.

On pack you see the product’s star rating shown by the number of stars, and the values of nutrients per 100g: energy, saturated fat, sugars, sodium & extra nutrient. The extra nutrient is an optional and positive nutrient that can be added by the food company.

Companies choose to print the Health Star Rating on packaging, it isn’t mandatory.

Nutrition information panel tells consumers the average nutritional values of packaged food per recommended serving size and per 100g. The values per 100g helps consumers compare the value across the different products. The form & contents of this panel are specified by Food Regulations.

Natural nuts are raw nuts.

No artificial colours or flavours means we only use colours or flavours that are derived from nature.

Sulphites, which have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, are widely used in the food industry as an additive to preserve food’s quality and appearance. They occur naturally in both the human body and in food and are also produced by some microorganisms.

Heart Tick as it is commonly known is the official Tick of Approval from the Heart Foundation. It focuses on specific nutrient criteria to help consumers identify healthier choices within a food category.

The Heart Foundation endorses and administers the Tick programme. Companies voluntarily apply to the Heart Foundation to put the Tick symbols on their products. If their products qualify, they receive approval.