Frequent questions

WHAT CHARACTERISTICS DOES THE ENVIRONMENTAL PACKAGING MATERIAL USED BY HERBES DEL MOLÍ HAVE FOR ITS PLANT BAGS?

The main characteristic is that, unlike traditional plastic bags, these can be broken down through biological processes carried out by microorganisms such as algae, fungi or bacteria. These bags do not have petroleum derivatives, they are made of bioplastic, a material that is produced with raw materials such as starch, cereals, potatoes, molasses, soybean oil or vegetable rubber.

The material of the new Herbes del Molí bag is a sheet based on PLA (polylactic acid) and PVOH (polyvinyl alcohol), fully compostable and biobased.

PLA or polylactic acid. Coming from starch, usually from cane sugar but can also be obtained from corn. Its origin is usually Southeast Asia, our suppliers certify that the PLA comes from renewable sources, they do not compete with the food chain and they do not come from GMOs.

These bags of compostable material must be deposited in the organic waste container (brown) for proper waste management, since the material is suitable for industrial composting.

Can children consume the tisanes?

The line of kids herbal teas is formulated for children from 3 years of age, Herbes del Molí always recommends consuming these products responsibly, consult your pediatrician or therapist.

Does Herbes del Molí use environmentally sustainable packaging material in its boxes of infusions?

To minimize the impact on the environment, the infusion boxes are made with cardboard that It contains a minimum of 80% recycled fibers, the inks are water-based and the cellophane used to wrap both the box and the individual filters is a material of plant origin that is completely biocompostable.

ARE THE INFUSIONS GLUTEN FREE?

Tea and infusions (without aromas) are cataloged by FACE as a generic product, this means that by their very nature they do not contain gluten. However, contamination by gluten is feasible due to the presence of cereals in or adjacent to the plot of land. It would be a punctual contamination and today there are no mechanical or technological means to avoid it. But there is no reason for alarm, since with a history of five years of analysis of the dry product and in infusion (that is, in dilution), the analytical conclusions show that, although gluten may exist in the dry matter, they do not become The infussion.

Do the condiments contain gluten?

Condiments or spices by their very nature do not contain gluten, so they are classified as generic products. It is true that cross-contamination can occur during the harvesting phase, since we are talking about products that come from agriculture. That is why Herbes del Moli, after having carried out an in-depth risk analysis, labels some of its products with the warning “May contain gluten” in compliance with EU Regulation 1169/2011.

Why doesn't nutritional information appear on most of your products?

The nutritional information of a food refers to its energy value and certain nutrients: fats, saturated fats, carbohydrates, sugars, proteins and salt. Products such as herbs, spices or mixtures of them do not provide an appreciable amount of these nutrients to the diet. They are exempt from the requirement of mandatory nutritional information according to EU Regulation 1169/2011.

Does Rooibos contain theine?

Herbes del Molí works with a wide range of infusions that do not contain theine, including Rooibos whose name means red bush. It is a plant of South African origin of the species Aspalathus linearis, and should not be confused with the tea plant, Camellia sinensis .

What is the theine extraction method for decaffeinated or decaffeinated tea?

The extraction process of theine from tea can be done by treatment with water or with the application of supercritical CO2. In no case do these treatments add undesirable chemical substances to the product. The water extraction process consists of immersing the green tea in very hot water to dissolve and extract the theine, then this water is passed through activated carbon filters whose porosity It allows retaining only the theine molecules, allowing the rest of the molecules that give it its flavor and properties to pass through. The tea is submerged again in this saturated water at low temperature to recover the oils and flavor and is then dried. The supercritical CO2 extraction process consists of subjecting the tea to a stream of supercritical CO2 through which the tea is selectively extracted. theine molecule.

Can pregnant women drink infusions or herbal teas?

Herbes del Molí always recommends consuming our products responsibly. Consult your doctor or therapist.