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What is 8th Continent, LLC?
8th Continent is owned by Stremicks Heritage Foods.
I’ve heard that soy beverages are good for your heart. Why?
8th Continent contains ingredients that can help lower cholesterol*, reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke**
* 25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. 8th Continent contains 6.25 grams of soy protein per 8oz serving.
** Diets containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke
Is there calcium in 8th Continent?
Yes. In fact, 8th Continent contains as much calcium as a serving of dairy milk. 8th Continent is fortified with Vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium needed to help prevent bone loss.
What other health benefits does 8th Continent provide?
8th Continent is not only good for your heart health, it also contains calcium, vitamins and other ingredients that can help your whole body. Learn more about the health benefits of 8th Continent.
I pour 8th Continent on my cereal. What other ways can I use 8th Continent?
Blend 8th Continent Vanilla with fruit and yogurt in your blender to make a delicious smoothie. You can make a frozen peachy pop; or use it to make pancakes. Because you can substitute 8th Continent one-for-one for dairy milk in most of your own recipes, the possibilities are endless.
Can I use 8th Continent for baking?
Absolutely! 8th Continent is excellent for baking, it works especially well in muffins, pancakes and waffles, and baked desserts like bread pudding and rice pudding. Just substitute it for the amount of milk in your favorite recipe.
How should 8th Continent be stored?
Just like dairy milk, 8th Continent must be refrigerated between 33°F and 40°F. That will keep your product fresh and tasty.
How long does 8th Continent stay fresh?
Unopened, 8th Continent will be fresh until the Best Before date on your carton. Once opened, your soy beverage will last about 10 days when refrigerated.
Today’s date is past the Best Before date printed on the carton. Can I still drink it?
We recommend consuming 8th Continent before the Best Before date on your carton. Soy beverage spoils just like dairy milk and will smell sour when it is bad.
How long can I keep 8th Continent once it is opened?
For the best freshness and flavor, we recommend that you keep opened 8th Continent no longer than 10 days after opening.
Can I use 8th Continent if it has been opened for more than 10 days?
For the best freshness and flavor, we recommend that you keep 8th Continent no longer than 10 days after opening.
Can I freeze 8th Continent?
Freezing (and thawing) soy beverages can change the flavor, consistency, and possibly the nutritional value and can also cause the carton to expand and possibly rupture when the beverage expands at that temperature. We do not recommend freezing soy beverages.
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Where can I find 8th Continent in the grocery store?
What varieties of 8th Continent are available?
8th Continent comes in two delicious flavors – Original and Vanilla.
What sizes of 8th Continent are available?
Currently, our soy beverages are available in 64oz refrigerated cartons only.
Are 8th Continent products dairy-free?
All 8th Continent soy beverages are completely dairy-free and safe for people with dairy allergies.
Are 8th Continent products gluten-free?
All 8th Continent soy beverages are gluten-free and can be consumed by people who are sensitive to gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye.
Are 8th Continent products casein-free?
Yes. Casein is a protein found in the milk of mammals. 8th Continent does not come from the milk of mammals, but 8th Continent is considered a good source of protein.
Does 8th Continent contain any other allergens?
Of the top seven allergens, 8th Continent contains only soy. The top seven allergens, which account for 90 percent of all documented food allergies are: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, walnuts), fish (such as bass, cod, flounder), shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp) and soy wheat.
Is 8th Continent certified Kosher?
8th Continent is Kosher circle UD certified.
Is 8th Continent a vegan product?
8th Continent soy beverage is completely vegan and do not contain any animal products.
Where does 8th Continent buy its soy?
8th Continent sources soy from its soy partner, The Solae Company.
Soy beverages are great for those who are lactose and gluten intolerant.