Q: Does Bob’s Red Mill have any dairy/casein free products?
A: Yes. The majority of their products are naturally dairy- and casein-free. Their line of gluten-free products is dairy- and casein-free. All of their flours, cereals and grains are also dairy- and casein-free. They do have a few regular mixes which do contain dairy (and casein). Check the ingredient list on the labels.
Q: Can Bob’s Red Mill baking mixes be made with dairy and egg alternatives?
A: Yes. All of their baking mixes can be prepared with egg or milk alternatives.
Q: Where are Bob’s Red Mill grains, beans and seeds grown?
A: Raw ingredients are sourced from farmers throughout the United States and Canada. Occasionally, ingredients are not available in North America and they look internationally for these items.
Q: Are Bob’s Red Mills products genetically modified?
A: No. All of their products come from identity-preserved seeds. This means the seed planted in the ground is non-GMO. They can’t guarantee against cross pollination due to natural occurrences such as wind drift, so they do not label their products GMO-free.
Q: Does the nutritional information refer to dry or cooked product?
A: All nutritional information reflects the dry, unprepared product.
Q: What is the difference between rolled oats, steel cut oats and Scottish oatmeal?
A: Rolled oats are made by stabilizing the whole oat groats, then steaming and rolling the oats to the desired thickness. Cut oats (steel cut and Scottish oatmeal) are made by cutting the stabilized oat groat. Steel Cut Oats are cut into large pieces which produces a chewier texture oatmeal. Scottish oatmeal is stone ground on a mill to produce a nice, creamy porridge.
Q: In a serving of flaxseed meal, how much fiber is soluble? Insoluble?
A: In a 2-tablespoon serving of flaxseed meal, there are 1.33g of soluble fiber and 2.67g insoluble fiber.
Q: Is it better to eat flaxseeds whole or ground?
A: It is better to grind flaxseeds. You get more nutritional benefits from the seed, such as fiber, when it is ground. The whole seed cannot be broken down by the body and will pass through undigested.
Q: Are Bob’s Red Mill baking soda and baking powder aluminum-free?
A: Yes. Their baking soda and baking powder are both aluminum-free.