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FAQ’s

THE COMMON QUESTIONS

You asked and we answered. Here are some popular questions and our answers.

What Koita products are best for a KETO diet?

We recommend reading the nutrition facts found on the product page on Koita.com and reviewing them with a dietitian to determine the appropriate type and quantity for your specific plan. Having said that it looks like the plant based milks which can be added  to your KETO diet are Almond Milk – Oat Milk – Soy Milk – Coconut Milk. But don’t take our word for  it; consult an expert. 

Does the Koita Oat milk contain sugar?

Koita’s Oat does not have any added sugar. Natural sugars are created during the production process which is why the sweetness is deceiving! 

What is inulin and why is it added to the Koita Oat Milk?

The short answer is that it is a type of fiber that’s found in certain plant foods. Chicory root is the main source of inulin in supplement form. Chicory was originally found in Europe and Asia and the Egyptians grew it thousands of years ago as a medicine and it’s now grown in the U.S.

Manufacturers are responding to consumers increasing wishes of adding fiber to their diets and inulin is one of the most prevalent fiber-boosting ingredients which is extracted from the chicory root, which is a natural dietary fiber,

You may have also heard that Inulin is a type of prebiotic (which comes from high fiber foods) and has digestive benefits.  Prebiotics are a source of food for the gut’s healthy bacteria. They go to your lower digestive tract, where they act like food to help the healthy bacteria grow and positively influence health. People take Inulin to prevent digestive problems. It may also help decrease constipation (Infact, The European Food Safety Association has approved the claim that consuming at least 12 grams of chicory inulin a day eases constipation), help increase amount of calcium, support a healthy immune system and relieve intestinal issues.  Many foods — and plants that are less commonly eaten — contain inulin. Inulin is naturally found in asparagus, bananas, chicory, garlic, onions, leeks, artichokes.

SOURCES:https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/inulin-uses-and-risks/https://www.sciencealert.com/inulin

Is Koita a US brand?

Mustafa Koita, the founder and CEO was born in New Jersey (don’t hold that against him!) and grew up in Chicago. He has lived outside the US for 15 years when he started Koita (in Dubai) and is now bringing it back “home”. Koita is also available in 10 countries in the Middle East & Asia. So yes, it’s a US brand at heart but a global company by nature.

Why did Koita choose to produce their plant based milks in Italy?

We chose Italy because it has one of the most fertile soils in the world, high European food standards (i.e. almost everything in Europe is already non-gmo), coupled with very experienced and strict EU organic certification processes. But most importantly, it was a no-brainer because the taste (like all yummy foods from Italy) was incredibly creamy and tasty. All our taste tests knocked our products out of the park and, until today, it’s the taste that our customers love and come back for.

Would you consider Koita “sustainable”?

‘Doing good’ is a huge part of what makes us who we are. Our plant-based farms follow the best environmentally friendly practices so that we can make sure that all our produce is sourced ethically. Our packs made from 100% recyclable paper. We’ve partnered with Tetrapak who provides us with our paper packs and is also a part of eco-friendly initiatives when it comes to the way they run their facilities and how they give back.

What is the difference between fresh plant based beverages (in the refrigerated section) and shelf stable / long life milks (or beverages) ?

First most people don’t realize but both short life (also known as fresh) and long life (also known as shelf stable ) are pasteurized. By pasteurized, we mean heat-treated to eliminate bad bacteria. The process, called HTST, is when the milk is heated to a high temperature of 135 °C / 280 °F for a short period of time, 1-5 seconds, then flash cooled and finally packaged in an aseptic container. The only difference between UHT and the short life (a.k.a. fresh) method is the temperature used. We then immediately package our premium Italian beverages using air-tight aseptic Tetrapak paper cartons (no plastic!) designed to keep light and oxygen out and the creamy goodness in. You don’t have to refrigerate the cartons until you are ready to consume.

Can I buy fewer packs?

We just launched in the US and all our other markets love the 12 packs (as that’s our standard offering). We received feedback that people wanted to start with smaller quantities and since we are a flexible organization, we will bring 6 packs in the next container! We will start offering 6 packs on Amazon and on our koita.com website by the third week of January. If you have any other feedback on case sizes just drop us a note at usa@koita.com.

Are your products Non-GMO? Where is the butterfly Certification?

Yes they are Non-GMO, however in Europe, since nearly ALL food is expected to be Non-GMO they don’t require a certification! All our products (rice, soy, soy for coffee, almond, and coconut) are Non-GMO. We have applied for the Non-GMO Project Certification and have received the approval but need another production cycle to add it to the packs….but in the meantime, rest assured, we’re Non-GMO! and BTW, our Organic Coconut and Organic Almond milks are USDA certified.

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