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?
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?
simply adjust the time of your cooking method which tend to be less
Q: Where is your product
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
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
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
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
can tell you our flavorings are non animal derived, and we do not use
extract, or MSG(MonoSodium Glutamate). If you have an allergy to a
or spice, please contact us and let us know what that is and we will be
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?
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,
Q: I have heard
confusing information on Carbohydrates, can you help me better
understand this issue in relation to the Bahama Rice Burger ?
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.
(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.
(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.
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
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
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
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
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 ½ 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
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?
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 ?
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.
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
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
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.
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
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