FAQ

FAQ

All Zoup! Good, Really Good® broths are Gluten Free, GMO Free, and do not contain any artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Have the labels changed and are some of the broths darker?

The new labels and branding best exemplify the premium, good, really good flavor we’re so proud of.  Speaking of flavor, you may have noticed a slightly darker hue, along with a more roasty flavor, including the Savory Vegan Veggie Broth; which, while still vegan, has even more roasted, savory notes.

How long is your broth good for once opened?

After opening and refrigeration, we recommend using the broth within 14 days.

Are your broths Paleo and Keto friendly?

Yes, all of our broths are Paleo and Keto friendly.

Do your broths contain onion or garlic?

The conventional Chicken Broth, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Veggie Broth, Chicken Bone Broth & Beef Bone Broth DO NOT contain onion or garlic.

The Organic Chicken Broth, Organic Vegetable Broth and newly released Seafood Broth & Spicy Chicken Bone Broth DO contain both onion and garlic.

Are your broths FODMAP friendly?

The regular Chicken Broth, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Veggie Broth, Chicken Bone Broth & Beef Bone Broth are FODMAP friendly.

The Organic Chicken Broth, Organic Vegetable Broth and newly released Seafood Broth & Spicy Chicken Bone Broth are NOT FODMAP friendly.

Do your broths contain any allergens?

Aside from our Seafood Broth, which contains Crustacean Shellfish, all of our other broths are free of all of the following known allergens or derivatives: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Tree nuts, Wheat, Peanuts, Soybean, Sesame Seeds, Gluten, Sulfites, Celery, Mustard and Corn.  

That said, our broths are processed in a facility that also uses dairy, eggs, tree nuts (coconuts), fish (anchovies), crustacean shellfish (crab, lobster, shrimp), wheat and soy.  

The facility assures safety and follows both FDA and USDA regulations as well as “Good Manufacturing Practices” (GMP). These practices include a strict allergen control program where all materials are inspected and labeled upon arrival. Materials are also segregated from one another to ensure that there is no cross-contamination. Also included in Good Manufacturing Practices is the cleaning and sanitation of all the production lines daily, pre-operational inspection, as well as daily swabbing to confirm the cleanliness of the lines.

What is in the natural flavor in your broths?

Natural flavor can be confusing to many people, let’s start with guidance from the United States Food and Drug Administration:

“The term natural flavor or natural flavoring means the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate (peptides, amino acids), distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis (natural enzymes to cause fermentation), which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional.” (21CFR101.22)

Natural flavors are always created from a natural product which may be heated, fermented, cooked, distilled, etc.  For example, when certain natural ingredients are heated it can create a Maillard reaction which is the same or similar to when toasting bread or cooking a steak.  Our unique and proprietary natural favors include combinations of yeast, amino acids (the building blocks of protein) or botanical extracts.   Natural flavors may never include MSG.  As indicated, natural flavor’s primary purpose is rounding-out or adding flavor and does not contribute to the nutritional characteristics of a product.  

What is in the yeast extract in your broths?

The yeast extract uses the same yeast that is used to make bread or beer. It is formed after the enzymes in the yeast cells dissolve the proteins in the yeast. Many foods contain yeast extracts to enhance their taste and highlight the flavor of meaty or cheesy ingredients. Yeast extract is a natural ingredient composed of a variety of amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals and is rich in high-quality proteins. 

Where can I purchase Zoup! Good, Really Good® broths?

Our broths can be found at many retailers across the US. Please visit our Store Locator to find a store near you. You may also purchase our broths through this website (link to Online Ordering) or on Amazon.

Do you have Organic Broths?

We offer an Organic Chicken Broth and Organic Veggie Broth that are certified USDA Organic.

Can I really drink your broths?

Yes, while most people use our broths for enhancing and adding great flavor to their recipes, all of our broths were created to be so flavorful and satisfying that they would be “good enough drink.”

Are broths and stocks the same?

While often used interchangeably, broth is generally vegetables, aromatics, and meat which may include bones simmered in water. It is cooked then strained and seasoned. The intent is to create a light, flavorful liquid. Broth usually stays fluid when chilled.

Stock is water simmered with vegetables, aromatics, and roasted animal bones. Stock is generally thick, gelatinous and is not served on its own; rather, for a gravy, sauce or other rich application. 

Is store bought broth really that healthy?

What is healthy for different people is, to a great extent, a function of that individual; that said, our broths, while focused on flavor, are GMO- Free, Gluten Free, and do not contain any artificial ingredients or preservatives.