At Kay’s Naturals we have surveyed the vast landscape of so-called nutritious foods and determined that the missing link is a Better Balance™ of protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fats. Kay’s all-natural, gluten-free line seeks to fill this gap with food that has a healthy balance of great taste, low calories, lean soy protein, zero cholesterol, lower carbohydrates and fiber. Our foods also provide a complete amino acid profile.
A recent study from Harvard Medical School found that most gluten free products currently available in the market place are high in starch and that many gluten-free formulations lack essential nutrients.
Kay’s Naturals has chosen to focus on a healthier balance of ingredients:
Every 1-ounce (28g) serving has:
Most snacks and cereals are made of 80-90% starch and sugar. This is because starch and sugar are cheap. Protein, on the other hand, costs 15-20 times more than starch or sugar. Thus, most snack and cereal companies avoid using protein in their foods, and even when they use protein, it is only a small percentage (8-10%) of the final product.
In addition, all Kay’s Naturals foods are always free of artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors and preservatives.
We are often asked why we claim to be gluten free then make a disclosure on some of our packaging that wheat and gluten are run on the same lines. In 2010, we converted our entire prodution facility into wheat free & gluten free lines. Previously, the production facility made one product for another customer containing wheat that ran twice a year on the pretzel line, which is why we make the disclosure on the package.
We test our products at an outside lab with each run. This enables us to also check for any cross-contamination that may have happened before the raw ingredients reached our facility. We have had this testing program in place for a number of years and the products have tested gluten-free each time.
Once the facility was entirely wheat and gluten free, we became Gluten Free Certified by the Certified Gluten Free Organization (GFCO). GFCO is under the umbrella of the Gluten Intolerance Group®, also known as GIG®. Our products are also kosher certified under Orthodox Union (Circle U). As we order new packaging, the CGFO seal will appear on the package and "wheat" will be removed from the list of allergens. The wheat warning will still continue to appear on packaging already in stock until the old packaiging has been used.