FAQ

FAQ

FAQ

Glenisk offers answers to your questions, about our products, organic farming, nutrition, as well as some valuable information on other related objects. 

Where can I buy Glenisk yogurts and milk?

Glenisk yogurts, milk and other dairy products are available from your local supermarket and independent retailers.

Do any of your products contain gelatine or preservatives? Are they suitable for coeliacs? Vegetarians? Nut allergy sufferers?

Glenisk yogurts are free of all artificial colourings and preservatives and are suitable for coeliacs as they are gluten free*. They are also suitable for vegetarians. They do not contain nuts. Our products do not contain gelatine.

* Glenisk 145g Yogurts (Natural & Honey) come with a separate compartment containing organic granola, which does contain gluten and hazelnuts.

Can Glenisk yogurts be eaten by people suffering from lactose intolerance?

Although it varies with each case, the majority of sufferers from lactose intolerance are able to eat yogurt although unable to drink raw milk. Lactose intolerance is a very common condition that occurs when lactose (milk sugar) is not digested properly because of an enzyme deficiency. Yogurt is easier to digest than milk because its live bacteria contain lactase, the enzyme lactose intolerant people lack, and which helps lactose digestion. Lactase deficiency, which may be temporary or permanent and more or less marked, depending on the individual, produces lactose intolerance - in other words, the emergence of gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal distension (bloating) or diarrhoea.

Why is it recommended to eat yogurt when taking antibiotics?

Antibiotics can destroy the beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract which help us to digest our food. This can cause diarrhoea. Live yogurt cultures like those in Glenisk yogurts can help to replace these bacteria and re-establish a healthy intestinal balance by increasing the microorganisms that are naturally present in the gastrointestinal tract.

At what age can children begin to eat fromage frais or yogurt?

The majority of children can eat yogurt at the time when they are introduced to solid food at weaning age. However, the best product for young children is Glenisk’s new range of fromage frais, which is specially designed for children from six months.

What nutritional benefit does yogurt provide?

Yogurt provides easily digestible protein, and is also a good source of calcium - for example Glenisk yogurts contain betwen 19 and 23 per cent of Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of calcium per 100g

What are those small black specs in my vanilla yogurt?

The small black specs in our vanilla yogurts are simply the delicious vanilla seeds from the vanilla pods. They are what make our vanilla yogurts taste so good! All Glenisk yogurts are free from any artificial colourings or flavourings, so that’s why you see the bits of real vanilla!

Can eating yogurt help to reduce cholesterol?

There some studies that have shown that consuming live, active cultures has a positive effect on lowering cholesterol by inhibiting cholesterol reabsorption. However, those suffering from problems with raised levels of cholesterol should consult their doctor regarding appropriate treatment.

Does the Glenisk range of fromage frais contain sugar?

Glenisk Fromage Frais contains no added, refined sugar. Its sweetness comes only from naturally occurring milk and fruit sugars. 

What is organic farming?

Glenisk Organic yogurt is certified organic by the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA), which means it comes from real fields of real grass, with healthy cows, healthy soil, clean water and safe handling. No chemicals, pesticides or antibiotics are used in the production of milk or any other ingredient. Organic foods help to protect the livelihood of small, family-run farms that keep the countryside varied, clean and full of wildlife. Organic cows frequently live to the age of 15 and enjoy a natural environment where calves feed from the udder rather than on artificial milk substitute. Organic farming also produces less carbon emissions and so helps reduce climate change.

What’s the relationship between Glenisk and Stonyfield?

Glenisk has joined forces with Stonyfield Farm, makers of the world’s best-selling yogurt, and the two companies are united in their quest to promote sustainable living and a healthy planet. With Stonyfield Europe taking a 37% stake in the company, Glenisk completed construction of a new €8.5million eco-friendly plant in 2006. The company remains majority-owned and operated by the Cleary family. 

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