WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO USE NATUR-A BEVERAGES?

You can drink Natur-a beverages by the glass as a refreshing, lactose-free, non-dairy beverage. The Vanilla, Original, and Unsweetened flavours are also great on your morning cereal, in your coffee, and for making shakes and frosties. Natur-a Soy or Almond Chocolate beverages can replace cold chocolate milk or hot chocolate. Natur-a soy beverages also come in handy, easy-to-carry, 315 ml, 200 mL mini cartons that are ideal for your lunchbox.

DO I HAVE TO REFRIGERATE NATUR-A BEVERAGES? AND HOW LONG DO THEY KEEP?

Before opening, at room temperature, Natur-a beverages will keep for 13 months from their production date (see the expiry date on the carton). Once the carton has been opened, Natur-a beverages must be kept in the refrigerator at a temperature of 1 to 4°C (33 to 39°F) and should be consumed within seven days. Our new 1.89-litre gable-top carton should always be kept refrigerated and has a shelf life of 80 days from its production date.

HOW CAN I MAKE NATUR-A BEVERAGES KEEP AS LONG AS POSSIBLE?

To make Natur-a soy, aldmond and rice beverages keep as long as possible once you’ve opened them, we recommend that you not store them on your refrigerator door. This part of your refrigerator is more subject to temperature swings, because it is opened and closed so often.

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY SOY, ALMOND OR RICE BEVERAGE IS SPOILED?

The process for making Natur-a soy, almond and rice beverages is designed to produce a uniform product. If you are unsure about whether your soy, almond or rice beverage is spoiled, don’t drink it. Look for any changes in taste, colour, smell, texture, or consistency. A spoiled soy, almond or rice beverage will most often become thick and lumpy and have a distinctly "off”, sour flavour.

You may sometimes see white particles that appear on the surface. They are derived from the soybeans`s fat and are more visible in colored beverages like cappuccino or chocolate. Don`t worry! These particles do not affect the quality of the beverage and are completely normal.

WHY CAN NATUR-A PRODUCTS BE STORED FOR SO LONG?

The Tetra-Pak box is a state-of-the-art package that seals in the freshness of the product and preserves its nutritional properties. As part of the packaging process, the product is subjected to a heat treatment that leaves it bacteria-free and lets it be stored for long periods at room temperature with no need to add any preservatives. Once you open the container, the product must be kept in the refrigerator. Note: Our new 1.89-litre gable-top carton must be kept refrigerated at all times.

SHOULD I SHAKE THE PRODUCT BEFORE USING IT?

Yes. We recommend that you shake it well before each use. Although Natur-a products are homogenized, shaking the container will ensure a smooth consistency.

I HAVE TROUBLE REMOVING THE SEAL UNDER THE CAP. CAN YOU HELP?

The seal may not have been installed properly during the packaging process. You can pierce the seal with a knife to remove it safely.

CAN I FREEZE NATUR-A BEVERAGES?

Yes. The Tetra-Pak system makes the product resistant to both heat and cold. You can leave it in your car on hot summer days or in freezing winter conditions. One great idea is to freeze the 200 mL mini packs and use them as icepacks in your lunchbox.

Note that freezing may affect the product’s texture slightly. The product may become lumpy when thawed. If this occurs, simply shake the container to make the product smooth again.

WHAT FORMATS DO NATUR-A BEVERAGES COME IN?

Natur-a soy beverages are available in three formats: a refrigerated 1.89 L carton, a shelf-stable 946 mL container, and a 200 mL mini lunchbox format.

A 946 ml container is available for Natur-a Rice and Natur-a Almond.

CAN I BUY NATUR-A PRODUCTS DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER?

No. But Natur-a products are available at most food stores. To find the Natur-a retailer closest to you, see the "Store Locator" section.

If you find any error or omission, do not hesitate to contact us to let us know what we should change.

CAN I BUY NATUR-A BEVERAGES BY THE CASE?

Many stores, especially health-food stores and food co-ops, sell Natur-a beverages by the case, as well as in convenient three-packs, four-packs and six-packs.

WHERE DO THE SOYBEANS USED TO MAKE NATUR-A SOY BEVERAGES COME FROM?

Since we first got started, we’ve exclusively used organic ingredients whose origins and authenticity we can verify ourselves. All our soybeans are harvested on organic farms that are located less than 120 km from Nutrisoya. In addition to facilitating quality control, this proximity helps to preserve freshness by reducing transit times and of course helps reduce our carbon footprint. So what you’re drinking is good for everyone: good for you because it's natural, pesticide and GMO-free, good for local and organic farming, and good for the environment because shorter transit = less waste of fossil fuels. There are indeed so many reasons to call us Natur-a!

WHY DON’T NATUR-A SOY BEVERAGES HAVE THE SAME “BEANY” TASTE AS OTHER BRANDS?

Nutrisoya uses a unique method to prepare its soybeans. We have fine-tuned every stage of the process, from soaking to cooking to extracting, to minimize the pronounced taste of soybeans while preserving all their benefits. The resulting beverage is creamy, delicious and refreshing.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SOY BEVERAGE AND SOY MILK?

In the United States, there is a standard that allows the label “soy milk” to be applied to beverages that contain 3% soy protein or more, while beverages containing less than 3% soy protein must be labelled as “soy beverages”. In Canada, this standard does not apply; only fluids of animal origin can be labelled as milk.

CAN SOY BEVERAGES CAUSE INTESTINAL GAS?

Some sugars contained in soybeans do cause intestinal gas in people who have a low tolerance for beans. However, soy beverages contain very little of these sugars compared with whole beans. If you know that you have a low tolerance for beans or for other foods that cause gas, try easing soy into your diet gradually. Start by drinking smaller portions of soy beverage (1/4 to 1/2 a cup), and then increase your consumption gradually until your body becomes accustomed to digesting this healthy whole food.