Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Wild Foods Co and our products!
General Wild Foods FAQ
Are all your products gluten-free?
Yes and they always will be.
If your facility 100% gluten-free?
Yes and always will be.
Is your facility peanut free?
Yes and always will be.
Help! I only received part of my order!
This is sometimes common for orders containing multiple items. We have stock in Austin, Texas and in a couple Amazon fulfillment centers around the US. Sometimes, due to stock availability and shipping proximity, orders will ship separately. If you do not receive your full order within a day or two of each other, please let us know so we can investigate it!
When will X Wild product be back in stock?
We are a small company and growing. Part of biggest growing pain is keeping a consistent supply of inventory. As a result, we often sell out of certain products.
We are getting better at keeping up with, and gauging, demand. If you would like to know when a certain product will be back in stock, you can shoot us an email and we'll be able to give you an estimate.
When are coffee shipments sent out?
All Wild Coffee and Wild Cold Brew products are fresh roasted each Monday morning. We pick them up from the roaster Wednesdays (this gives the coffee a day to "rest" as it needs to) and send out packages that afternoon and Thursday!
Do you guys ship internationally?
Yes, but not coffee products. Because freshness is an issue, we don't ship Wild Coffee or Wild Cold Brew outside of the US!
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Wild Whey Grass-Fed Protein FAQ
Where is the milk from?
Wild Whey is made from the dairy milk of Australian dairy cows that graze year-round on lush green organic pastures. Our cows are humanely treated and happy cows that are a blend of A2 and A1 (A2 whenever possible). Breeds are a mix of Holstein and fewer numbers of Guernsey.
What does "non-denatured, native whey protein" mean?
"Native" means that the whey is made directly from milk and not from cheese the way most protein powders are made. When whey is made from cheese curds (a byproduct of the cheese-making industry), the milk is twice "denatured," meaning it is twice pasteurized and processed. This processing and denaturing, often done with harsh chemicals and mechanical methods, breaks down the milk product during each step, resulting in less nutrition and killing almost all of the beneficial biologically active components of raw milk.
There is little regulation in whey protein manufacturing, but as a general rule, if your whey is cheap, tastes like chalk, and is full of all kinds of artificial sweetens and fillers, you shouldn't put it in your body. Your body is not made to consume foodstuffs that have been heavily processed this way.
Many of the big brand whey protein companies get the denatured leftover cheese curds from cheese manufacturers for pennies. This is how they can afford to charge so little for their protein powder. When it comes to whey protein, you get what you pay for!
Does Wild Whey have casein? I'm sensitive to casein.
Wild Whey contains less than 1% casein. We've had customers in past with sensitive to casein yet totally love Wild Whey and find they tolerate it well.
How much lactose is in Wild Whey?
Wild Whey contains trace amounts of lactose.
What is cysteine and why is it beneficial from non-denatured whey protein?
Cysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid found in foods like poultry, eggs, dairy, red peppers, garlic and onions. It works as an antioxidant, in the production of collagen (a component of hair, skin and nails) and is also used in the body to create glutathione, another important antioxidant.
Cystine, which is formed from two cysteine molecules joined together, is more stable than cysteine, but may not be absorbed as well. This amino acid is also a component of hair, skin and nails. However, there is no evidence that supplementing with cystine improves hair, skin or nail health, and it is rarely used as a dietary supplement.
What type of package does the 5oz, 10oz, 2.5lb and 5lb Natural sizes come in?
Our bulk natural whey options come in recycled kraft paper bags and metallic food bags with a resealable ziplock top.
What are the nutrition facts of Wild Whey?
- Natural - Unflavored - 5oz
- Natural - Unflavored - 10oz
- Natural - Unflavored - 1.3lb
- Creamy Vanilla - 1.3lb
- Dark Chocolate - 1.3lb
- Natural - Unflavored - 2.5lb
- Natural - Unflavored - 5lb
What beneficial nutrition is in Wild Whey compared to typical whey protein?
Check the graph to the right showcasing the comparison of the vital immune boosting, regenerative and glutathione producing proteins in Wild Whey.
Is Wild Whey Organic?
While the product is not certified organic, the cows, milk and way it is made are up to (beyond in many cases) organic standards. Our dairy cows graze on open organic pastures in Australia and are never administered growth hormones or antibiotics. The main reason for the lack of an organic certification is the cost of certification for the farmers (and us) as well as the fact that it wouldn't actually improve the product yet would drastically increase the price.
Is this mixable without a blender? I have read that it isn't good as far as maintaining its properties
You can also use a blender but on low speed. And if you have other ingredients, like in a smoothie for example, just pulse or blend on low and it's fine. It's the high-speed, high-heat that can damage the beneficial nutrition in the whey!
What happens to the casein naturally found in the milk?
The filtration process separates the whey from the casein. There are only trace amounts of casein in Wild Whey
Are the plastic containers BPA-Free?
Yes! Our 1.3lb Plastic Jars are BPA-Free food safe HDPE plastic containers.
The recycled kraft paper and mylar bags that other sizes come in are also BPA-Free.
How many carbs in a serving?
2 grams per serving.
Do the cows live and graze in open pastures?
They sure do! They roam on large organic grass pastures in Australia and are humanely treated and never administered any antibiotics or anything like that.
Why do you use gum acacia in your whey?
Gum acacia/gum arabic is used as stabilizers in the food industry and helps mixability of the protein.
It is a natural product derived from the sap of the acacia trees.
It is also used in pharmaceuticals as a demulcent (relieves inflammation and irritation). It is used topically for healing wounds and has been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria and plaque in the mouth.
WILD MCT OIL FAQ
What is the amount of C8 to C10?
Wild MCT has naturally occurring fatty acids Caprylic Acid (C8:0) 50-60% and Capric Acid (C10:0) 34-35%!
Where is Wild MCT sourced from?
Wild MCT is made in the US from coconut and palm kernels sourced from sustainable sources in southeast Asia. Due to availability, our manufacturer buys from various sources depending on availability in the area, but each farm/producer must show sustainable farming practices before we will buy from them. As you know, the Palm deforestation is a major problem over there. We would never support anyone contributing to this problem.
Why do you use palm in your MCT?
We buy palm and coconuts from small sustainable producers. The palm helps get the ideal ratio and increases the consistency of the product. By supporting small producers that grow palm sustainably, we do a lot more for sustainable palm industry than simply not buying palm at all.
Can you cook with Wild MCT?
Heck yes you can! Wild MCT is a staple in the Wild kitchen. It is safe for low to moderate heat cooking and baking. It's also the perfect base for salad dressing.
What does it taste like?
Absolutely nothing. Just a plain, flavorless, odorless oil. In fact, that's one of its very selling points. Because coconut oil tends to impart a coconut flavor onto anything it touches, Wild MCT helps you get the medium-chain triglycerides, and all their benefit, into your diet and recipes without the coconut flavor (and a higher smoke point).
What are pharmaceutical standards?
Organic refers to the use of certain chemicals and synthetics in the growing process of an ingredient.
Pharmaceutical grade is a grade of high quality, purity and processing method that meets pharmaceutical standards and is often verified by an outside party (like USP) for example. USP provides a rigorous third-party certification to ensure consumer trust in manufacturing and quality control of certain drug products and supplements. Our MCT is USP verified.
Is Your MCT Oil Hexane Free?
It sure is! No solvents or harsh chemicals are used.
Is your MCT oil organic?
MCT oil can't actually be certified organic due to the nature of the ingredient and the way the oils are fractioned off to produce a blend of c8 and c10 fatty acids. There is no organic MCT oil in the world.
That said, our oil is made from only sustainable coconut and palm fruit sources and is pharmaceutical grade and made in the US.
What is the difference between your glass bottle MCT and your plastic bottle MCT?
The main difference is the inclusion of c12 - lauric acid - in our 16oz BPA-free plastic bottle size. Our glass bottle is a blend of just C8 and C10 fatty acids, while our MCT #2 is a blend of C8/C10/C12. The C12 makes it a bit more potent for skincare, haircare, oil pulling, and anything relating to external body use. The C8/C10 is better used as a fuel for things such as butter coffee, protein shakes, and the like. Both are great for all uses really, but each will give an added boost for the purposes mentioned above!
Why is this MCT oil is way more expensive than the other MCT oil brands at $20 for 16oz vs around $20 for 32oz for the other brands?
We cannot speak on what other brands do since we have no clue their process. What I have learned, though, is that you get what you pay for when it comes to food and ingredients. Bulk MCT that is cheap is almost always cheap for a reason: non-sustainable practices, cheap over-farmed ingredients, chemical treatment, lack of quality control and testing, and so on.
Our MCT is sourced direct from small farmers that grow sustainably and organically. We also use the highest quality fractioning process without the use of chemicals like hexane.
Wild Tea FAQ
How many cups of tea does it yield?
We recommend about 3g of tea per 6oz cup of tea.
For most teas, 3g equals a heaping teaspoon.
There are 28g in one ounce, so there are ~9 cups of tea per ounce if using the leaves only once.
Of course, we recommend 2-4 infusions on average depending on the type of tea.
In this case, multiply 7 X total ounces X number of infusions to get total cups of tea per purchase.
What's the difference between a kettle and a teapot?
Use a kettle to boil water and a teapot to brew and serve tea.
How much caffeine is in tea?
Herbal teas are caffeine-free. These include all rooibos teas, spearmint, peppermint, hibiscus, lemon balm, and most herbal teas using whole ingredients.
- Green tea contains about 40mg per 6oz cup.
- Guayusa tea contains about 66mg per 8oz cup.
- Yerba Mate tea contains about 30-55mg per 8oz cup.
Is your Wild Tea #10 Sweet Chamomile Roman or German Chamomile?
It is Roman chamomile.
Which Wild Teas are caffeine free?
The rest of our teas are all caffeine-free!
Wild Matcha Green Tea FAQ
What is the difference between first and second harvest Matcha?
- The 1st and 2nd harvest relates to the part of then plant used. The first harvest uses only the small and delicate leaves and buds and as a result produces the best flavor that is pure. The 2nd harvest, while having the same nutritional content, uses more of the more mature leaves and parts of the leaf stems, which results in a slightly more astringent taste. That said, the taste difference between 1st and 2nd grade Wild Matcha is ever so slight... so slight, in fact, you might not even be able to tell the difference!
Where does Wild Matcha come from?
Our organic certified Wild Matcha is grown on a small team farm on a foggy mountainside in Ujitawara Town, Kyoto. Harima-en Tea Factory Co. Ltd. started its business in 1901 and have won 12 awards for their matcha and organic and sustainable farming practices, three of which are from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture.
How is Matcha made?
The tea leaves used to make Wild Matcha are known as Tencha. They are delicate shade-grown tea leaves. Being shade-grown increases the chlorophyll and amino acid content of the leaves, and contributes to the sweet grass flavor indicative of a high-quality matcha. The tea trees are covered under cloth to protect the leaves from sunlight for 20 days before harvesting in order to make the tea greener and tastier. Finally, the hand-picked tea leaves are steam-dried over time before being carefully stone-ground into a fine green powder.
How much caffeine is in matcha?
There is about ~33mg per 8oz cup of match if using 1.5g or 1/2 TSP of matcha powder. Double that if using 3g or 1 tsp.
Can you drink Wild Matcha as actual tea and not just use it in smoothies and shakes?
Absolutely! In fact, Matcha is traditionally prepared via the "tea ceremony," which is a traditional Japanese cultural activity in which matcha was prepared with hot water. Matcha wasn't used in food and drinks until later on. Either way, as long as you get Wild Matcha into your body, you are consuming the wildly amazing nutrition as well!
When making a Wild Matcha smoothie, do I use matcha in powder form or do I need to prepare it in some special way?
You can just drop it right in and mix or blend it however you are mixing smoothie! That is the easiest and most often used way. You could also experiment with creating the initial matcha concentrate with 4oz of hot water and whisk it through then add this to any desired beverage. This would be option #2.
If you are already blending a smoothie, I'd say just add it before the final blend, maybe a few quick pulses and you are good to go!
How many servings?
A serving is typically 1 teaspoon (or a bit less or a bit more).
This comes out to an average of ~1.5g per TSP. Based on that, here are our matcha serving sizes:
Wild Matcha #2 - 2oz = 37 Servings
Wild Matcha #2 - 4oz = 74 Servings
Ceremonial Matcha First Grade - 20g Tin = 12-20 (You can use less due to the quality and purity of flavor)
Ceremonial Matcha 2nd Grade - 40g Tin = 26-30
Wild Coffee fAQ
What is the best way to store coffee?
Keep it stored away from light and heat in an air tight container. Don't refrigerate your beans and only freeze your beans if you don't plan on using them soon. Then make sure you triple wrap them.
Why are the beans oily?
The darker the roast, the more you will see the shiny coffee oils on the exterior of the beans. This is a sign of freshness as most mass-produced coffee, because it is stale, does not have these yummy coffee oils still on the beans because they have dried out. The more you roast a coffee bean, the more you draw out the coffee oils that are inside the bean. Lighter roasts still have the oils inside the beans, which makes them look "dry," while the darker roasts will shimmer with wonderful shiny coffee oils on their exterior.
Do you test for mold?
We don't... in a lab, that is. Our beans are fresh roasted locally in Austin, Texas. They are Organic, Fair trade and single-origin. They are also mostly wet processed (sidamo is dry process on raised beds). In our extensive human tests, mold or toxins have never been an issue with our beans. Even when we've tested consuming beans that were stored for 2 months in the cabinet!
What is the best way to brew Wild Coffee?
First, always fresh grind your beans. This is a must.
Second, brew with whatever method you prefer; Chemex, French Press, Moka Pot, Pour-over, Cold Brew, etc. Check out the Wild Video section for brewing instructions.
Here are some of our favorite tools:
What is butter coffee?
Butter coffee is a cup of coffee blended with healthy fat in the form of MCT oil and pastured butter (Kerry Gold brand is our favorite). Not only does this taste yummy (recipe here), but it provides all-day energy from the healthy fats. It's a great method for morning fasting as well.
Peru Light isn't that Light?!
Yea... we've struggled with this one. Our roaster has started roasting Peru Light closer to a medium because we have found that it just tastes so much better and brings out so much more of the delicious characteristics of the Peru bean.
We are actually on the hunt to find a really great bean to light roast. Until then, Peru Light is more like "Peru Light Medium."
Wild Cold Brew Coffee FAQ
How much water do I use per pouch?
Use 24 ounces of water for a smooth and delicious ready-to-drink cold brew coffee. You can dilute this brew with another 4-6oz of water to suit your taste. (But really, we don't recommend that!)
What makes cold brew coffee different from regular coffee?
Here is a our article on cold brew. Check it out!
How do I brew with your Wild Cold Brew pouches?
Check out the animated GIF at right! Remember this simple formula: 24 + 24 = 24 Hours + 24 ounces Water in covered container in a cold fridge and you have delicious cold brew Wild Coffee!
How long does Cold Brew last in the fridge after brewing?
While we recommend you consume your cold brew within 3-5 days of brewing, it keeps quite well for extended periods of time. We can't recommend anything beyond two weeks because the flavor will deteriorate, but in our tests, it still tastes pretty darn good when left in the fridge for long periods of time!
Where can I get fresh already brewed cold brew?
Wild Vanilla FAQ
What are the ingredients in your Wild Vanilla Powder?
Nothing but 100% whole ground vanilla beans!
What are the nutrition facts for Wild Vanilla Powder?
What grade vanilla beans do you use for your vanilla powder?
Grade A Madagascar beans only!
Has your vanilla power been roasted or exposed to high temperatures?
It has not been roasted or exposed to high temps. The whole vanilla beans are slow dried then carefully ground into a fine powder.
How many vanilla beans are used to make the powder?
There are about ~12-14 whole vanilla beans used to make 28g/1oz.
How much vanilla power do I use for recipes?
We recommend about 1/2 TSP per 1 TSP of vanilla extract called for in a recipe. Of course, you should experiment and always err on the side of using less as this is a very potent product and a little goes a long way!
How can I use vanilla powder in recipes?
You can use Wild Vanilla Powder in countless ways. It is great in recipes—soups, stews, roasts, rubs, eggs, etc.—and perfect for adding some delicious vanilla flavor to shakes, smoothies and coffee! *If you use it in plain coffee, note that it won't completely dissolve. This is not a powdered extract and so it doesn't dissolve like those cheap powders you find everywhere. Wild Vanilla Powder is made from entire ground vanilla beans and is not meant to completely dissolve in liquid!
How many servings?
1oz = 7 TSP servings
2oz = 14 TSP servings
3oz = 28 TSP servings
When not using for a recipe, you will rarely use 1 TSP at a time unless you are using it for a larger baking recipe. This product is best used like a fine sea salt; a pinch or two here and there to liven up recipes!
Wild Vanilla Beans FAQ
How do I store vanilla beans?
Store beans in a dry, dark place in a double wrapped plastic bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible before closing.
What is the difference between Bourbon vanilla and Tahitian vanilla?
Bourbon vanilla beans come from the fruit of the vanilla planifolia plant. It contains over a hundred organic compounds, which help make it one of the most prized vanillas in the world.
Tahitian vanilla beans are produced from a different plant called vanilla tahitensis, which contains less vanillin content but high in other compounds, notably "anisyl" compounds. Tahitian vanilla is often prized by pastry chefs for it's unique fruity flavor profile.
Wild Cocoa Butter FAQ
What form does the cocoa butter come in?
Cocoa Butter Wafers: Come in wafer discs easy for melting, cooking, and adding to Butter coffee and drinking chocolate recipes. Raw, Organic, Unrefined (non-deodorized), Fair Trade certified and mixed-origin from South America and West Africa depending on availability.
How do I use cocoa butter?
Wild Cocoa butter is a versatile product most commonly used for skin and hair care products. But it's also an amazing food product, one of the most stable fats in the world in fact, and is what gives chocolate its smooth and silky chocolate flavor.
Is your cocoa butter processed in a nut-free facility?
It sure is! In fact, all of our chocolate products are processed in a facility that is 100% FREE of the top 8 major food allergens: Milk, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Wheat, Fish, Peanuts, Shellfish and Soybeans.
How much cocoa butter in the wafers?
There are about 2-3 wafers per TBSP. Each wafer is about 2-3g. That ends up being about 17-22 calories and about 2-3g of pure cocoa butter fat per TBSP.
Multiply these numbers by 4 to get 1/4 cup. 3 wafers per TBSP, 4 TBSP per 1/4 cup, about 45-48 per cup.
Wild Chocolate FAQ
What is the difference between Wild Chocolate powder and cocoa or cacao powder?
No difference! Wild Chocolate Powder is natural non-alkalized cocoa powder made from single origin cacao nibs.
Is there caffeine in cocoa powder?
Yes. There is about ~10-12mg of caffeine per 1 tbsp of chocolate powder.
Is this cocoa or cacao powder?
It's both! While some people like to claim there is a difference between the two, there really isn't. There is no actual defined difference between the cocoa and cacao powder. That said, most brands call their dutched powder "cocoa." Since ours is natural processed (not dutched or alkalized), you can call it cocoa or cacao or natural cocoa or whatever you. It's just pure chocolate awesomeness!
Turmeric Powder FAQ
What variety is your turmeric?
Our Wild Turmeric is organic Curcuma longa from India!
Wild Salt Questions
Where does your Himalayan Pink Salt Come From?
Our unrefined Himalayan Pink salt is mined from under the Himalayan mountains in the Salt Range that begins in Northeast Pakistan and stretches aprox 186 miles from the Jhelum River to the Indus River. Our salt vendor in the region is registered with the FDA, overseen by the Pakistan Mining Development Corporation which ensures no child or slave labor of any kind is used as well as providing miners with fair wages, medical care and furthering education.
What are some Himalayan Pink Salt Uses?
You can use Wild Himalayan Pink in any recipe or use that you would normally use regular salt for.
We recommend using our fine grain Himalayan Pink salt for general purpose cooking and recipes. It will soon become the most used salt in your kitchen!
What are Pink Salt Benefits?
The reason pink salt is pink is due to then natural mineralization found in the salt. With over 80+ trace minerals and electrolytes, unrefined Himalayan Pink Salt is one of the most nutrient dense salts in the world.
Salt is a necessary ingredient to the human body, and so you want to make sure you are getting a pure salt from a reputable source considering how much salt we all regularly consume that is less than stellar.
Is Your Pink Salt Refined or Processed?
Our Wild Pink Salt is not refined and is 100% natural, organic, kosher, pure and origin-certified. It's one of the best Himalayan Salts you're going to find.
Wild Fish Oil FAQ
What are the aprox levels of EPA/DPA/DHA in 1 serving (1000mg) of the menhaden fish oil?
The approx ratio of omega-3s in our Wild Fish Oil are - EPA: 108mg/g - DPA: 21mg/g - DHA: 95mg/g.
So in 1x 14g serving: EPA: 1512mg, DPA: 294mg, DHA: 1330mg.
How is the fish oil processed?
Our fish oil is molecularly distilled and is 100% naturally occurring in triglyceride form.
Is your fish oil tested for heavy metals and mercury?
It sure is! Wild Fish Oil is tested multiple times throughout the production process. Also, it has to pass all COA analysis before each batch is shipped to market.
Our supplier also owns the actual fishing boats that supply the fish, and thus controls the entire supply chain. Finally, we use menhaden and not the more common anchovy, sardines and mackerel that are over-fished and often have issues with rancidity and higher levels of mercury.
By using molecular distillation, heavy metals that might be prevalent in the fish are removed and what's left is a pure, clean oil. Also, with menhaden fish, which this product is 100% derived from, these small fatty fish replenish so quickly (which is why they are sustainable), that the fish are rarely in the water that long and thus have a shorter total lifespan which reduces heavy metal toxicity tremendously. Typically, the bigger the fish the more exposure to heavy metals. Hope that helps
Truffle Salt FAQ
What is the % of truffle in the Wild Truffle salt?
The ratio is somewhere between a 6-10 to 1 ratio of truffle to sea salt. It depends on many factors as the variability in truffles themselves vary as well.
What are the ingredients in your Truffle Salt?
Ingredients: Sea Salt, Dried Truffle, Natural Truffle Flavor
Are these Ingredients organic and/or non-GMO?
All of our products are always 100% non-GMO and always will be. For this particular blend, the cocoa is organic, so is the turmeric and maca. The reishi powder and the mucuna pruriens are not organic, but they are naturally grown
How can I use Wild Cocotropic?
Sip it hot—just like hot cocoa—or blend it with your butter coffee brews and/or protein shakes. You can also bake with it!
MCT With Lauric Acid
What is the breakdown of MCT oils in your MCT With Lauric Acid?
- Per 15ml serving:
- C8:0 - Caprylic Acid 4200mg
- C10:0 Capric Acid 3400mg
- C12:0 Lauric Acid 4300 mg