How are dehydrated beans produced?
We take each of the dry beans varieties and cook them in a pressure cooker. After cooking is complete, the beans are rolled flat (aka “smashed”) and then dehydrated to remove all of the moisture from the cooked beans. Then, voila! You have bean flakes with nothing added.
What are the nutrition benefits of a BeanSmash! snack?
BeanSmash! is an excellent source of protein, made with non-GMO ingredients and without artificial preservatives. It’s also gluten-free and vegetarian. Beans are naturally high in fiber and low in fat. This makes them a great snack for anyone who wants something healthy, and a bit out of the ordinary, to help fill them up.
Is BeanSmash! gluten-free?
Yes! We produce and pack all of our products in accordance with FDA gluten-free standards.
Is BeanSmash! non-GMO?
All BeanSmash! products are made with non-GMO ingredients. We’re in the process of enrolling in the national, non-profit Non-GMO Project verified program.
Is BeanSmash! vegan?
BeanSmash! provides several vegan options, with the Green Chili Pinto Bean and Chipotle Black Bean varieties. Non-vegan products include Cheesy Pinto Bean and Parmesan Garlic White Bean, which both contain dairy.
Is BeanSmash! vegetarian?
Yes! All of our snacks are vegetarian-friendly.
Is BeanSmash! organic?
No, our products do not meet the standards to be USDA Certified Organic. However, all of our ingredients are non-GMO and free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.
Is BeanSmash! kosher?
Our Green Chili Pinto Bean and Chipotle Black Bean varieties are kosher. However, due to the inclusion of dairy, Cheesy Pinto Bean and Parmesan Garlic White Bean are not. When in doubt, you can always look for a symbol indicating kosher food on the package.
Is there any sugar added to BeanSmash!?
No sugar is added to any BeanSmash! product. There is a low amount of naturally occurring sugar from some seasonings, such as dehydrated tomato.
Does BeanSmash! contain oil?
We’re proud to say that BeanSmash! is low in fat, has no saturated fat, and is cholesterol free, unlike many other healthy snacks. However, there is a very small amount of expeller-pressed sunflower oil, which is used to keep the spices consistent from bite to bite.
What is your allergy information?
BeanSmash! products contain no allergens with the exception of dairy in the Cheesy Pinto Bean and Parmesan Garlic White Bean products.