If you have a question that we have not addressed here, please see our contact page.

Q. Are the Bahama Rice Burgers and your new additions all pre-cooked when I buy them?
A. Yes. All of our Bahama Rice Burgers and new items are fully pre-baked for Quality, Convenience and Food Safety. So you can simply Heat and Serve them. They are “ Recipe Ready”. You can cook them to your individual liking. Stove top cooking results in that “ Crispier Crunch” or use any of the popular indoor electric grills. See our cooking instructions on package. Over cooking can result in dryness. You will find “your perfect way” to prepare them and when you do, let us know, we like sharing the discovery!

Q. Can the Bahama Rice Burger, Meatballs and Sausage be refrozen after they thaw?
A. Yes they can be refrozen  as long as they were kept refrigerated not longer than 3 days.  Within 3 days of refrigeration, we suggest resealing in plastic or foil wrap, or a freezer safe container  to protect the quality of the burger and prevent freezer burn.  Once refrozen, simply follow cooking instructions on side of package.

Q. Can I cook The Bahama Rice Burger, Meatballs and Sausage when thawed?
A. Yes, simply adjust the time of your cooking method which tend to be less when thawed.

Q:  Where is your product manufactured ?
A. All of our products are manufactured, packaged and shipped from within the continental ( lower 48) United States.

Q:   Where can I buy the Bahama Rice Burger?
A: Please see our contact page.

Q:  I have seen an advertisement for your product. It looks great and suits my needs, but I can’t find it at my local store. How can I get the stores I shop in to carry the Bahama Rice Burger?
A:  Thanks for your comments and catching the Nice Rice Breeze! The single most important thing you can do is talk to the store’s manager and express your desire for the product. You can also email us the name of the store, location, phone number, and any other information you feel we need to get the Nice Rice Breeze into the stores near you
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Q:  What is Risofu?
A:  Risofu is a word created and owned by Morini Brands, Inc. to be the name for the First Rice Based Meat Alternative. For more on this, go to the Risofu tab on our web page.

Q:   I see ORAC Value on your side panel that is new to me, what is it?
 A:     We all have been told to eat our fruits and vegetables. So what do we need to consume, how often, and in what quantities? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity. ORAC is the measurement of antioxidants in fruits and vegetables developed at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, Maryland. The higher the ORAC value the higher antioxidant capacity a fruit or vegetable has, leading to the decrease of oxidation in cells and potentially increasing overall health. An antioxidant is a molecule that is used to slow or terminate the oxidation process of cells. Oxidation in cells of plants and animals can damage these cells leading to “aging”.
The Free Radical Theory of Aging is any molecule affected by free radicals (which are highly reactive) through chemical reactions namely Oxidation. Oxidation leads to the breakdown of cells which causes aging but hasn’t been proven to affect life span. A high intake of antioxidants which can be measured through ORAC, USDA recommends 3500-5000points daily, can greatly reduce the production of free radicals that cause oxidation limiting aging affects and preventing disease.
 One Bahama Rice Burger contributes 1/3 of the USDA daily recommendation of ORAC value, or, your fruits and vegetables. Morini Brands, in pioneering this new position, believes this to be important information when making healthy food choices.

Q:  You only list flavorings and spices on your package, what are they?
 A:  They are spices and flavorings! Ok, we do have a few secrets, and this is one of them. We consider the blend “magical” and proprietary.  We can tell you our flavorings are non animal derived, and we do not use autolyzed yeast extract, or MSG(MonoSodium Glutamate). If you have an allergy to a specific flavoring or spice, please contact us and let us know what that is and we will be happy to let you know if it is in our product.

Q:   I see Salvia Hispanica-L ( Chia) in your ingredient statement, can you explain this?
 A:    Salvia Hispanica-L ( Chia) is a natural seed and food that is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, has a long and nutritious history. It is also the vegetable source with the most Omega 3 content, specifically a linolenic acid, or ALA.  It adds antioxidants and a variety of vitamins, minerals and fiber just to name a few of its attributes. Because of Salvia Hispanica-L’s numerous healthy features and benefits, Morini Brands supports and believes that it will continue its awareness and growing popularity amongst consumers, health professionals, and dietitians, with regard to the role it plays for healthy lifestyles. 

Q:   What is Peppadew?
 A:    http://www.peppadew.com

Q:   I see red kidney beans and lentils in your ingredient statement, why?
A:  Red kidney beans and red beans are rated the top two in the world’s healthiest food guidelines. 
Green lentils nutrient break out range from good, very good, to excellent.  Lentils contribution to heart health lies not just in their fiber, but in the significant amounts of folate and magnesium. Lentils also provide slow burning complex carbohydrates that can increase your energy by replenishing iron levels. By increasing iron levels is a good idea especially for menstruating women. Pregnant or lactating women, growing young adults and children also have increased needs for iron. Red kidney beans and lentils combine for a powerful, nutritious combination.

Q: I have heard confusing information on Carbohydrates, can you help me better understand this issue in relation to the Bahama Rice Burger ?
A: Carbohydrates provide the body with fuel it needs for physical activity and for proper organ function, and they are an important part of a healthy diet. But some kinds of carbohydrates are far better than others.

"Complex" (not processed ) carbohydrates deliver fiber, vitamins, minerals, and important phytonutrients which help protect you against a range of chronic diseases. They give us fiber, support our brain and nervous systems and regulate our blood sugar.  The best sources include whole grains such as brown rice, beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits. Basically these are foods that have not been processed, retain their fiber so they take longer to digest which translates into balanced energy levels. The Dietary Guidelines recommend at least three one ounce servings of whole grain foods as a daily goal.

"Simple" (processed) carbohydrates are found in packaged processed foods, such as store-bought baked goods, crackers, pasta, white bread, ice cream, sodas, fruit drinks and candy. These foods are digested quickly so your energy level peaks and plummets quickly. These refined carbohydrates contain little or no fiber and have little nutritional value when compared to complex carbohydrates They also make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

The BAHAMA RICE BURGER is made from "Risofu", a minimally processed rice-based meat alternative rich in "Complex" carbohydrates. "Risofu" contains whole grain brown, black and wild rice, as well as kidney beans and lentils. Each serving of a BAHAMA RICE BURGER gives you 5 grams of fiber (20% of daily recommended value), less than one gram of sugar and 19 grams of good "Complex" carbohydrates.

Q:  Are the ingredients natural?
A:  All of our ingredients are natural as stated on our packaging and No white rice is used.

Q: Is the Bahama Rice Burger Feingold acceptable?

A: The Original Bahama Rice Burger is Feingold Stage 1

The Pineapple-Mango, Jerkin’ Spicy, & the Mediterranean are Feingold Stage 2

Q:   Do all the Bahama Rice Burgers contain plant sterols and what are they?
A:   Yes....Plant sterols or phytosterols is a phytochemical naturally occurring in plants. They are insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol. Plant sterols contain properties that can lower cholesterol. The process takes place in the gastrointestinal tract (intestines) which limits the amount of cholesterol the body absorbs.

Q:  Are any ingredients irradiated? 
A:  None of our ingredients are irradiated.

Q:   Are all the vitamins and minerals listed on the package natural to the ingredients and your manufacturing method?
 A:  Nothing has been added to supplement or fortify any value. Every nutrient category and its value listed in the nutritional chart are derived from our natural ingredients

Q:   Is the packaging recyclable?
A:   Yes, the inks are environmentally safe and the cardboard can be recycled.

Q:  Is the product Vegan?
A:  Yes, and we are certified.

Q:   Do you have a nutritional comparison chart of any kind to a regular beef burger?
A:   Yes, please see our 'variety' page or the side panel of our package.

Q:   Is there any diatetic exchange information available?
A:  Yes, please see our side panel of our package. One Bahama Rice Burger exchange � very lean meat, 1 fat, 1 carb.

Q:   What is the shelf life of the Bahama Rice Burger?
A:   Our product is coded with  a 'sell by' date, however, if product remains unopened in its original package, and kept frozen properly in a constant frozen state, the product  can be consumed 6 months past 'sell by' dates.

Q: The Bahama Rice Burger packaging claims to be Free of the top 8 allergens which are; SOY, WHEAT, EGG, MILK, FISH, SHELL FISH, TREE NUTS, PEANUTS and Additionally the package claims GLUTEN FREE, can you explain exactly what MILK FREE, GLUTEN FREE means and what is in place to assure this?
A. The Bahama Rice Burger DOES NOT CONTAIN MILK or any derivatives of MILK or dairy ingredients. The Bahama Rice Burger DOES NOT CONTAIN any casein, caseinate, whey, or flavorings derived from milk like butter. The Bahama Rice Burger is GLUTEN FREE with no hidden sources coming from our ingredients and flavors or spices. Our plant is free of peanuts and tree nuts including coconut. Good manufacturing practices are followed minimizing the chance for cross contamination.

Notice to Sever Allergy Sufferers and their Caregivers please read the following ;

Cross contamination is always a possibility. We strongly advise Sever Allergy Sufferers to consult with their Doctor and Caregiver. Sever allergy sufferers should always take their necessary precautions when consuming all foods and seek their Doctors and Caregivers advice before making any changes to their diet .
Yes, The manufacturing facility is dedicated free of peanuts, tree nuts and coconuts.
No, The manufacturing facility is not dedicated dairy free.
We support industry efforts to provide information that enables allergy sufferers to make safe and informed decision.
Good manufacturing practices are followed.

Q: I suffer from Celiac Disease, is your product safe for me?

A- Yes.

Q: I am very familiar with Olive, Canola, Peanut and Soybean Oil and their healthy properties, but what about Rice Bran Oil that is in your ingredients, is it healthy?
A. All indications are that it is actualy the healthiest of them all. Rice Bran Oil naturaly has the closest balance of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats as recommended by the American Heart Association and World Health Organization. The American Heart Association recommends the average intake of fat should be 30% of your total caloric intake. Your intake of fat is most benificial when it is balanced. A balanced fat is when it is approximately 30% saturated fat, 33% polyunsaturated fat and 37% monounsaturated fat. Rice Bran Oil fat ratios are 20% Sat. / 33% Poly / 47% Mono. These ratios are the most balanced of all the oils. Rice Bran Oil has twice the vitamin e content as olive oil. Further, Rice Bran Oil is hypoallergenic so to those with an intolernce to other cooking oils it may be a great alternative. Rice Bran Oil is loaded with antioxidants like Tocopherols, Tocotrienols,Gamma Oryzanol, Phytosterols,polyphenols and Squalene. Rice Bran Oil has other micronutrients and more of these healthy benefits that can help fight free radicals, fight diseases, support the immune system and lower cholesterol than other cooking oils. It also has the highest smoke ( burn) point. Rice Bran Oil is simply great.

Q. Is your product GMO Free ?
A. Yes. Our product is formulated to be free of GMO’s and is routinely tested. We do not claim non GMO or GMO free on our package. Our goal is to continue to be free of GMO,s. However, because of the complexity of this issue, we advise to periodically revisit our site for updates.

Q: What is your view on GMO’s ( genetically modified organisms ) ?

A- We support industry efforts for foods to be free of GMO ingredients. We encourage growers and suppliers of food ingredients to achieve GMO free status. We believe that moving in this direction at all levels to achieve this goal will eventually benefit all peoples of the world and our environment.

Q: Are the ingredients organic ?

A- Some of our ingredients are organic and we constantly strive to move in this direction. Even so, we do not make organic claims in our ingredient statement as some other companies do. When we are confident with the supply chain, then we may work towards a 100% complete organic product.

Q: What is your view on organic ?

A- We view organic products to play a vital role for healthier lifestyles and have many benefits for our environment. While Morini Brands supports efforts by the industry to manufacture, grow and market organic products, we view the current FDA requirements for permissible organic claims on packaging to be inadequate. For example, food products that are 95% organic may use Organic on the front of the package be certified so and those that are “made with at least 70% organic ingredients” are allowed to say exactly that on the front of the package. We are tough on this position and believe that a food product to be TRULY organic that it or its ingredients needs to be 100% organic and anything less is simply not.

Q. What is a vegetarian? I hear people say they are vegetarian but they will eat fish & eggs. Are they still considered a vegetarian?

A. Vegetarians can be separated in to mainly four types:

Type 1: Semi-vegetarians—These ‘vegetarians’ eat all types of foods in their diet – including meat. However, these individuals limit the amount of animal products they consume.

Type 2: Lacto vegetarian – Individuals in this group are a step up from the semi vegetarians. They avoid all animal products except for dairy products in their diet.

Type 3: Lacto-ovo vegetarians – This type of vegetarian diet excludes all meat except for dairy and eggs. Not too different from Type 2.

Type 4: Vegans – These are the ‘hard-core’ vegetarians who avoid all animal products in their diet, such as meats, dairy products, and eggs. The vegan diet relies on lentils, beans, soy products, etc..

Other descriptions/definitions you may hear;

Pescatarian (also spelled pescetarian)—The word “pescatarian” is occasionally used to describe those who abstain from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish. Although the word is not commonly used, more and more people are adopting this kind of diet, usually for health reasons or as a stepping stone to a fully vegetarian diet.

Flexitarian/Semi-vegetarian -- You don’t have to be vegetarian to love vegetarian food! “Flexitarian is a term recently coined to describe those who eat a mostly vegetarian diet, but occasionally eat meat.

Raw vegan/Raw food diet -- A raw vegan diet consists of unprocessed vegan foods that have not been heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius). “Raw foodists” believe that foods cooked above this temperature have lost a significant amount of their nutritional value and are harmful to the body.

Macrobiotic—The macrobiotic diet, revered by some for its healthy and healing qualities, includes unprocessed vegan foods, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and allows the occasional consumption of fish. Sugar and refined oils are avoided. Perhaps the most unique qualifier of the macrobiotic diet is its emphasis on the consumption of Asian vegetables, such as daikon, and sea vegetables, such as seaweed

 

 

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