Open Nature - FAQ - Bakery

I've noticed that Open Nature™ products contain NO trans fats. Why is that important?
We avoid the use of trans fats because it is associated with increased risk for heart disease. We use only 100% natural sunflower oil in our breads.
Regarding allergens, do any Open Nature breads contain peanuts, peanut oil, tree nuts or traces of any kind?
All of our breads are produced in a plant that uses tree nuts, so unfortunately, traces may be found in all varieties. We also offer a Nut & Seeds bread, which contains nuts and should be avoided by people with nut allergies.
Regarding allergens, do any Open Nature breads contain eggs or dairy?
All of our breads contain cultured whey, which is a dairy ingredient. However, there are no eggs in any of the breads.
Are any Open Nature breads gluten free?
Unfortunately, no all of the breads contain wheat flour, which means they also contain gluten.
How does Open Nature bread stay fresh without preservatives? What is the expected shelf life?
The high quality of the fiber & whole grains used in our bread maintains its freshness. To determine the shelf life, just refer to the Best By date on the easy-close tab.
What is the best way to store Open Nature bread products if it takes me a long time to go through a loaf: counter, fridge or freezer?
If you plan to store the bread for more than 1 week, it's best to store it in the freezer. Otherwise, for optimal taste, it is best to store it at room temperature.