Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are the most frequently asked questions from our visitors and customers. Can't find what you're looking for? Please contact us with any questions.

What is a whole food plant-based diet?

A whole food, plant-based diet comprises the following foods:

  • Whole grains, potatoes, and other starches
  • Legumes (beans, peas)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • No animal products (meat, fish, eggs, or dairy)
  • Minimally processed with low salt, sugar, and no added oil

Ingredients and nutrition facts

The ingredient lists and nutrition facts for each of the PlantPure products can be found here.

Are your ingredients GMO-free and organic?

Although we are not yet officially certified as GMO-free, our co-packer sources only GMO-free ingredients.

Also, not all of our ingredients are organic, but you can easily make your meals mostly organic by using organic add-ins – produce, your starch based, etc. – which comprise the biggest part of a recipe prepared with a Meal Starter pack.

Sugar and sodium in the Meal Starters

Our Meal Starters contain modest amounts of added sugars and sodium. When looking at these numbers, it is important to keep in mind that these numbers apply to the pack contents, which can be used to produce meals with 4-6 servings and the add-ins required are mostly produce and other ingredients that do not include added sugars and salt.

You also need to assess your sodium and sugar consumption based on the totality of one's dietary consumption, which includes more than the flavorful centerpieces of your meals. You also should be eating breakfasts, fruit and veggie snacks, side salads, and side veggie dishes, all of which should be low, or not include added sugars and sodium.

Please see the statement of our Culinary Philosophy for further information on our general position on these points.

Do the Meal Starters contain nuts?

Several of our products use nut flours or nuts. If you have an allergy to nuts or any other food, please read the ingredient list for each product, which can be found here.

If you don’t have a nut allergy but are concerned about the health effects of plant foods with higher levels of whole fats, we encourage you to read the statement of our Culinary Philosophy, which was approved by our Senior Science Advisor, Dr. T. Colin Campbell.

Dr. Campbell, who performed the pioneering research on the health benefits of a plant-based diet, has done an extensive review of the literature on nuts and seeds and feels strongly that these foods, in modest amounts, have important health benefits.

Other food allergies

Please consult the ingredients lists for each product, which you can find here.

How do I store my Meal Starters?

Although not necessary until opened, we recommend storing your starters in the refrigerator whenever possible. Otherwise, be sure to refrigerate them once opened.

Can I customize the recipes I make using the Meal Starters?

We provide recipes in our online Cookbook for you to use, but feel free to customize these recipes to your preferences (different kinds of veggies, more veggies, different starch base, more or less seasoning, etc.) And if you create something entirely new that you think we should consider for inclusion in our Cookbook, please contact us.

Shipping info and policy

Although we can ship our merchandise internationally, our Meal Starers are only available to U.S. residents (excludes Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories). When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page. Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Return policy

For health and safety reasons, we do not accept returns.