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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What is cassava?

The cassava or manioc is also called yuca in South America where the plant originated thousands of years ago. It is very similar to the potato and its cultivation has spread to other parts of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Today, cassava is a world staple consumed by millions around the globe..

Why CrispRoot Chips?

Cassava provides twice the fiber of the common potato and, when prepared as a snack chip, has a delightfully satisfying flavor and a light, crispy, addictive crunch. Furthermore, CrispRoot chips have 30-40% less fat than leading brand potato chips.

What are the quality standards of CrispRoot Chips?

* No refined sugars or artificial sweeteners
* No trans-fat
* No cholesterol
* No artificial flavors
* No artificial preservatives
* No colorings
* No yeast
* All-natural seasonings
* Gluten-free, Wheat-Free
* Dairy-free, Casein-Free

What are CrispRoot Chips seasoned with?

Arico only uses all-natural seasonings for its four CrispRoot Chips flavors, including:

* Original: Evaporated cane juice, sea salt, and garlic powder.
* Sea Salt: Sea salt.
* BBQ Bliss: Evaporated cane juice, sea salt, dried onion powder, garlic powder, natural flavors, paprika powder, spices, and paprika extract.
* Thai Ginger: Evaporated cane juice, sea salt, spices, onion powder, garlic powder, leeks, and natural flavors.

Where does Arico get its cassava from?

Arico purchases its cassava roots from farmers on the Island of Java in Indonesia.

Are CrispRoot Gluten – and Dairy-Free?

CrispRoot Chips are formulated to be gluten- and diary-free.

I’ve heard that some Cassava is not safe to eat. Is the cassava used to make CrispRoot chips safe?

CrispRoot Chips use cassava cultivars that have low cyanide levels. Through processing (i.e. soaking in water, rinsing, and frying), the cyanide is eliminated, thus the finished products are safe to eat. Cyanide (cyanogenic glycosides) naturally occurs in edible plants such as cassava, almonds, sorghum, lima beans, stone fruits and bamboo shoots.

What is the shelf life of CrispRoot Chips?

CrispRoot chips have a shelf life of 12 months.

What is the best way to store CrispRoot Chips?

Store CrispRoot chips in ambient conditions, a dry environment, and avoid direct sunlight.