Open Nature - FAQ - Pantry

Does Open Nature™ Salad Dressing need to be kept refrigerated after opening?
Yes, we recommend that the Open Nature Salad Dressings be refrigerated after opening.
How long will Open Nature Salad Dressing last in the refrigerator once it's opened?
If the dressings are handled properly and kept refrigerated after opening, they should last until the "Best By" date on bottle.
Does Open Nature™ Salad Dressing contain trans fats?
No, the dressings do not contain trans fats.
Can you tell me which spices are used in your products?
We use several spices, including (but not exclusively) black pepper, crushed red pepper, oregano, basil, anise, white pepper, and marjoram. The spices used vary by dressing flavor.
What is ascorbic acid and is it natural?
Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is naturally found in fruits and vegetables.
What is xanthan gum and is it natural?
Xanthan gum is used to provide thickness and consistency to our products. It is produced by the fermentation of carbohydrates and is considered all-natural.
Are any of the Open Nature dressings kosher?
No, they are not kosher.
How can I tell how old my Open Nature products are?
All of the Open Nature dressings were produced one year before the "Best By" date on the bottle
What is the best way to store my unopened products?
Unopened products can be stored on your pantry shelf at room temperature. The dressings should not be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures.
Can I freeze my Open Nature Salad Dressing?
Freezing is not recommended because it may break the glass bottles. Also, freezing may degrade product quality.
Is it normal to have so much separation between the oil and other ingredients?
Yes, oil and water do not mix well together and that's why you'll see separate layers, particularly in the Vinaigrette products. Some dressings are designed to have this separation. Remember to shake well before opening!
Regarding allergens, do any of the Open Nature Salad Dressings contain eggs, milk or peanuts? Are these products considered gluten free?
None of our salad dressings contain eggs, milk or peanuts. To better understand which allergens each of these products do contain, please review the information below. While most of our salad dressings do not contain gluten, we are only making a gluten-free claim on our packaging if it comes from a facility that is "certified gluten free".

Product Allergens Sensitivities
  Egg Fish Milk Peanut Shellfish Soybean Tree Nuts Wheat MSG* Gluten Sulfite**
Balsalmic Vinaigrette Dressing none none none none none none none none none none Not available
Blush Wine Vinaigrette none none none none none none none none none none Not available
Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette none none none none none none yes none none none Not available
Asian Sesame Ginger none none none none none yes none yes none yes Not available

* no MSG is added to the products, however, some MSG may naturally occur in the ingredients - products were not confirmed to be MSG free.

** our dressings were not tested by an outside lab to confirm that they are "sulfite-free".