Questions about Ambrosial™ and our products.
Q. Where does the name Ambrosial come from?
A: According to Greek mythology, ambrosia is the food of the Gods living atop Mount Olympus. Closely related to the Gods’ other form of nourishment, nectar, it was believed that those who consume ambrosia achieve immortality.
Q: Is Ambrosial™ gluten and wheat free?
A: Our organic Apple Walnut granola and the ancient grains savory clusters are gluten-free. The organic Goji Berry Pumpkin muesli is wheat-free. We perform lab tests during production to ensure that gluten is not present.
Q: Are Ambrosial granola and muesli organic?
Our Apple Walnut granola and Goji Berry Pumpkin muesli is are organic. They are certified by reputable companies under the supervision of USDA.
Q: Are the Ambrosial products all natural?
Yes! All natural means that our granola, muesli or ancient grains clusters do not contain any artificial ingredients, colorings, flavors or preservatives. We use simple ingredients you use at home like oats, nuts, honey, cinnamon and basil.
Q: I always thought granola to be high in calorie, fat and sugar content. Is this the case?
A: Not all kinds of fats or carbohydrates are created equal. Our products provide the heart-healthy fats from energy-dense nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes. These are all staples of the Mediterranean diet, packed with essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6, fiber and protein documented by numerous studies to be at the center of the beneficial qualities of this eating lifestyle.
Unsaturated fat is very important in our diet because it helps to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat found in our granola is from organic, unsweetened coconut, which actually helps raise the good cholesterol level. Our products are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants without refined sugars or evaporated cane juice, which can cause spikes in blood sugar levels. Portion control and moderation of wholesome organic and non-GMO foods, combined with an active lifestyle are key to a long term well-being.
Q: What is Ambrosial’s position on sugars?
A: Ambrosial never used any refined sugars or cane juice in any of its granola or muesli products. We believe that every single ingredient should deliver the highest nutrition possible and of course, play its part at making the final product delicious. Small amounts of high antioxidant honey has always been our major sweetener, along with the organic dry fruits which add their wonderful sweetness.
Q: How do I compare calorie, fat content and other values from the nutrition facts panel between granolas?
A: The granola serving size varies highly between brands. In this case, you cannot compare nutritionals, sugar and fat content directly through the nutrition facts panel. You can get correct figures, though, by doing the comparison gram for gram based on a realistic portion size. If half cup (55 grams) and not one fourth of a cup (30 grams) is the portion that realistically will fulfill your granola or muesli needs, then divide the calories, calories from fat, total fat, carbohydrates, etc. by 30 to find these values per gram. Multiply those per gram values by your realistic portion size (e.g. ½ cup or 55 grams). Those numbers reflect what you are really getting by consuming the product. Use the same to compare values of different products in the same category.
Q: How does Ambrosial granola and muesli compare in their fiber content per serving?
Fiber provides many health benefits such as: Promoting digestive health, helping maintain a healthy weight, and lowering risk of diabetes and heart disease. Healthy dietary fiber is plentiful mainly in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans. Consuming foods high in dietary fiber also makes you feel full faster and longer. Our granola and muesli products are among the highest in fiber content.
Q: Are granola and muesli cholesterol free?
A: Yes, all our granolas and muesli are cholesterol-free. The American Heart Association says that too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. Responsible management of our diet and cholesterol levels is the key to reducing the risks.
Q: How do the Ambrosial products compare on their protein content? How about complete protein?
Proteins are the building blocks of life. Complete proteins contain all essential amino acids. Protein consumption is proven to increase energy, build muscles and sustain a strong immune system. Our granolas and muesli contain high amounts of plant-based protein especially important for those of us who are vegetarians. Check our legume-based brand new products nutrition facts and not only. Every time legumes like lentils and peas are combined with grains a complete protein is born. One of our ancient grains, quinoa, also provides a good dose of all the essential amino acids.
Q: Are the Ambrosial granola, muesli and gluten free ancient grains clusters NON-GMO?
The Ambrosial story illustrates that we were among the first companies to produce organic granola and muesli, even before “organic” became a trendy word. Our commitment to offer clean, unadulterated food stems from our core values. We strongly support mandatory labeling of GMO. All of us, as consumers, we have a right to know what’s in your food. No question about that!
We are only using non-GMO ingredients and are in the process of getting the Non-GMO Project Verified seal.
Q: Which Ambrosial products are vegan/vegetarian?
The Ambrosial Goji Berry Pumpkin Organic Muesli is vegan, containing absolutely no animal products. The rest of our products are vegetarian, as they are sweetened with antioxidant-rich honey.
Q: How Ambrosial compares on the salt content?
We use just enough natural sea salt to help bring out the bouquet of flavors. Gram for gram comparison of sodium with other granolas, places Ambrosial in a lower favorable level.
Q: Do the Ambrosial granola and muesli dried fruits contain sulfites?
Definitely not! Our certified organic granola and muesli that have fruits wouldn’t be certified organic if it did.
Q: Are Ambrosial products kosher?
A: All Ambrosial granola and muesli are certified kosher.
Q: What is the Ambrosial packaging made of?
Our bags are made of 100% BPA free, non-GMO and food-safe layered plastic film. To recycle, check with your local municipality to learn if our bag can be recycled with your other plastics.
Q. Can Ambrosial be shipped to P.O. Boxes?
A. Yes, in areas non accessible by FedEx.
Q. Can Ambrosial be shipped to military addresses?
A. Yes. We will process your order if you complete the online standard mailing address form with your information.
Q. FAQ Didn't Help Me
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