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what is Icelandic skyr?

Skyr is the traditional yogurt of Iceland that has been made for over 1,000 years. It is a strained nonfat yogurt made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures. The water naturally found in milk, called whey, is strained away to make a much thicker, creamier, and concentrated yogurt. It takes approximately four times the milk to make one cup of siggi’s skyr compared to non-strained yogurt

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is your product made in Iceland?

siggi’s products are made in the US and our skyr is based on an age-old Icelandic recipe.

are your products kosher?

Yes, all of siggi’s products are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

are siggi’s products organic?

siggi’s products are not certified organic. We source our milk from farms that have pledged not to treat their cows with artificial growth hormones, also known as rBST. All siggi’s products are all natural, non-GMO, and made without artificial sweeteners or flavors. We keep our ingredient list simple!

what are probiotics?

According to the international scientific community, probiotics are live and active, friendly bacteria cultures that, when consumed in the right amounts, may have health benefits to the consumer, such as support of digestive health and immunity.

if there is liquid on top of my yogurt when I open it, is that ok

The liquid that can occasionally be found on top of yogurt is whey. Whey is simply the water in milk/yogurt and can contain some minerals and nutrients including calcium and small amounts of protein. A slight separation of whey from the yogurt is natural and can either be stirred back into the yogurt or poured off.

Is it ok to eat yogurt after the “best before” date?

As yogurt ages, naturally occurring chemical reactions cause the product to change, impacting the texture and flavor of the product. To experience the products at their best, we recommend that you enjoy siggi’s products before the “use by” date, listed on our packaging.

what are the specks in my vanilla skyr?

The specks that you see in our vanilla flavored products are small pieces of the vanilla bean.

are your cows grass-fed?

We work with family owned and operated farms who feed their cows grass, however they are not all fed a 100% grass diet. Their diets are supplemented with a 100% vegetarian diet which typically includes alfalfa and human-grade grains.

can I come visit your farm?

We currently do not offer any tours of our farms or facilities at this time.

do you add sugar to your products?

Our goal is to keep sugar to a minimum in our products. siggi’s products are sweetened with cane sugar or organic agave nectar , and the added fruit . We do not use any artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup.

is your cup recyclable?

siggi’s cups are made from recyclable #5 plastic. We’ve created an easy tear-off label so that you can recycle the plastic cup and paper label separately.

are your products gluten-free?

Yes, all our products are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).

why does your yogurt have so much protein?

Skyr is high in protein because it is made by straining out whey and concentrating the nutrients like protein. As a result, skyr contains 2-3 times the protein of traditional, non-strained yogurt.

I am lactose-intolerant, can I still enjoy siggi’s?

Yogurt typically has lower lactose than milk, because the cultures consume lactose while the yogurt forms. We do not measure the lactose levels of our product and suggest that you check with your physician if you have questions about whether yogurt is a good choice for you.

are your products non-gmo?

All siggi’s products are made without the use of GMOs. Along with careful selection of ingredients, as part of siggi’s non-GMO program, we conduct routine testing of our products with Eurofins, one of the leading international food testing organizations. All siggi’s plant-based coconut blend cups and drinks are Non-GMO Project Verified.

are the fruits inside siggi’s non-gmo?

We source all natural, simple ingredients, made without the use of GMOs, including the fruit. As part of siggi’s non-GMO program, we conduct routine testing of our products with Eurofins, one of the leading international food testing organizations. All siggi’s plant-based coconut blend cups and drinks are Non-GMO Project Verified.

is there gmo corn in your cows feed?

We source our milk from US farms that feed their cows a diet of grass, hay, and grains. At this time, we do not source milk from cows fed exclusively non-GMO diets.  In addition, our products are non-GMO, routinely tested as part of siggi’s non-GMO program.

what is the origin of the fruit pectin in your products?

Citrus peels.

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