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FAQ 2017-05-08T11:23:56+00:00

FAQ

No. Nuts are derived from plants. Therefore, they do not contain cholesterol. Additionally, most nuts are very low in saturated fat. They mainly contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids.

Research about the possible harms and benefits of dietary fat is always evolving. And a growing body of research suggests that when it comes to dietary fat, you should focus on eating healthy fats and avoiding unhealthy fats.

Saturated fat. This is a type of fat that comes mainly from animal sources of food. Saturated fat raises total blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.

The types of potentially helpful dietary fat are mostly unsaturated.

Monounsaturated fatty acids. This is a type of fat found in a variety of foods and oils. Studies show that eating foods rich in monounsaturated fatty acids improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids. This is a type of fat found mostly in plant-based foods and oils. Evidence shows that eating foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

Source: www.mayoclinic.org

SNACK NUTS: Store nuts in a cool and dry area. You can also refrigerate them to help extend their freshness.
RECIPE NUTS: Store nuts in a cold and dry area. If you intend to keep the nuts for a long period of time, you can freeze them. After opening, keep the nuts in an airtight container.

No, our nuts are roasted in cottonseed, peanut and/or sunflower oil.

A botanical definition of a nut is a fruit with a hard, dry shell that needs to be cracked open to release the kernel. Nuts grow on trees. However, peanuts are a legume and are grown underground.

Go to our About Nuts page and click on any nut type for nutritional values.

Although some of our packages are made with plant-based film, our stand-up, re-sealable bags are not recyclable due to the material we use to help maintain product freshness. We also carry a wide variety of snacking products packaged in 100% recyclable plastic cans and jars.

As a company, we employ many procedures aiming to protect the environment in multiple ways. We stay committed by conserving energy and focusing on waste and energy reduction throughout all our facilities.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) recognizes sources of gluten as defined by the FDA: wheat, rye, barley and their crossbred hybrids like triticale. Although some of our products do not contain gluten they may be produced on the same lines as our products that do contain gluten. Our production lines are cleaned between batches; some cross contamination may exist. Individuals who are extremely sensitive may be affected.

Allergens present in our facilities are as follows: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, wheat and egg.

Peanuts, tree nuts and sunflower kernels, raw, dry roasted or oil roasted with or without salt (and contain no other ingredients) sold by John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. do not contain genetically engineered DNA and/or the proteins derived from genetically engineered DNA.
Products with seasoning or additional ingredients may or may not contain GMO.

Our nut products are treated or pasteurized before being sold to consumers in North America to provide consumers with a safe and quality product. Several methods are commonly used in the processing of nuts which include roasting, steaming and propylene oxide (PPO). The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved PPO treatment as an acceptable form of pasteurization for almonds. PPO is a surface treatment which has been approved for use on foods since 1958, and is widely used for a variety of foods such as other nuts, cocoa powder and spices.

Our facility locations can be found on our Facilities & Capabilities page. You can also find our Corporate Office and Fisher Nuts Store information on our Contact page.