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What is Icelandic-style skyr?

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

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Is your product made in Iceland?

siggi’s skyr is made based on an age-old Icelandic recipe but we practice our craft in Yates County, New York and Richland County, Wisconsin.

Are your products kosher?

Yes, all of siggi’s dairy products are certified kosher; we are certified 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?

Research indicates that probiotic cultures are ‘friendly’ bacteria that may have various beneficial attributes for human health. For example, they may help improve digestive health and potentially boost 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. A slight separation of whey from the yogurt is totally natural and nothing to worry about. When that happens you can either stir the whey back in for a smoother yogurt or pour it off. The whey contains some minerals and nutrients including calcium and some whey protein. Our yogurt can occasionally have this slight separation because in order to keep our ingredients to a minimum, we do not add any starches or stabilizers that might prevent this type of separation from happening.

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

We do recommend that you enjoy any siggi’s dairy products by the “best before” date listed on our packaging.

What are the specks in my vanilla skyr?

The specks that you see in our vanilla flavored products are actually specks of real vanilla bean from the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla we use!

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?

We want to keep any sugar in our products, even if natural, to a minimum. siggi’s products are lightly sweetened with organic agave nectar or cane sugar, then there is also a bit of sugar that naturally comes from the fruit that we add. 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 gluten free. They contain no wheat, barley, rye, or triticale, and we do not use gluten as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent. Our products are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).

Why does your yogurt have so much protein?

When making skyr, we start by making a base that is kind of like regular yogurt. Then we strain the whey, the water in milk, and wind up taking about 75% of that water out. This means that to make one cup of skyr we require about 4 times the amount of milk required to make a regular cup of yogurt. As a result of this process, skyr contains 2-3 times the protein count of standard yogurt.

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

Our yogurt products have less than 3% lactose in each serving as much of the lactose is removed along with the whey during the straining process.

Are your products nut-free?

siggi’s products do not contain nuts. We do make a Coconut yogurt, though siggi’s production lines go through certified process to ensure that there is no cross-contamination between products.

siggi’s products are manufactured in a plant that also processes peanuts, and tree nuts.

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 fruits which are grown without the use of GMOs. 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, but we continue to consider other feed options.  In addition, our products are non-GMO, routinely tested as part of siggi’s non-GMO program.

What is the origin of the pectin in your products?

Citrus peels.

how much calcium is in your yogurt?

In a 5.3oz cup of siggi’s, there is about 200mg of calcium per serving.

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