Q: Is there any MSG in any of the Kitchen Accomplice products?
Some of the Kitchen Accomplice broth concentrates do contain yeast extract which FDA considers as containing naturally occurring MSG. That said, ALL meat, mushrooms, cheese and tomatoes (just to name a few of endless natural foods) also contain free glutamates in the exact same way that yeast extract does. If you have a sensitivity to yeast extract, then we recommend using our More Than Gourmet brand stock reductions such as Glace de Viande Gold. Products bearing the More Than Gourmet brand do not contain any yeast extract and are classic bone stock reductions (i.e., bone broth concentrates).
Q: What are the “natural flavors” used in your products?
The natural flavors in our KA products are a proprietary blend of seasonings and spices. If there is a specific ingredient that you have concerns about, please contact us and we can work with you to get an answer.
Q: Can I use my product past the “Best Buy” date?
There is no food safety issue with keeping and using product past the use by date. There may be changes in the flavor over time, but there is no concern with food safety as long as it is kept refrigerated after opening.
Q: What is the modified food starch that is used in the products?
The food starch used is gluten free as it is derived from Tapioca.
Q: Are the Kitchen Accomplice products Lactose Free?
Yes, all the Kitchen Accomplice broths are Lactose Free
Q: Are any of the Kitchen Accomplice products Vegan?
Yes, both of our Vegetable based broths are Vegan. The Reduced Sodium Veggie Broth is a great quick add to any meal; the Plant-Based Vegan No-Bone Broth offers 3 grams of protein per serving.
Q: What is the shelf life of Kitchen Accomplice products?
The Kitchen Accomplice Conventional Broths, Bone Broths, and Wicked Awesome Taco Products each have a 24 month shelf life unopened and can be stored for in the fridge for up to 6 months after they have been opened.
Q: What is yeast extract, and is it natural?
The yeast extract we use in KA broth concentrates is produced when naturally occurring enzymes present in edible yeasts or intentionally added food grade enzymes act upon yeast. This results in yeast extract, which is primarily composed of amino acids, peptides and carbohydrates. Salt may be added to produce the final ingredient. Production of yeast extract involves only minimal processing. Therefore, the yeast extract we use conforms to the use of “natural” as defined by the FDA in that nothing artificial has been added. It also conforms to the USDA definition of being minimally processed.
Q: What is maltodextrin, why is it used, and is it natural?
Maltodextrin is a pure carbohydrate (starch) derived from corn or potatoes in the U.S. The maltodextrin we use is derived from non-GMO corn (identity verifiable and traceable), is virtually flavorless and does not contain chemical preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, or any other artificial or synthetic ingredient. Further, the maltodextrin we use is listed as acceptable by Whole Foods Market, meets the FDA’s stance on the use of the term “natural” and has been approved by the USDA for use in products marketed with the “natural” claim.
Q: What is xanthan gum, why is it used, and is it natural?
Xanthan gum is a powder used as a thickening and stabilizing ingredient by food companies and gluten-free bakers and is found in many home kitchens. It is every bit as natural as beer, wine, cheese, vinegar, etc. – anything fermented or made with microorganisms, such as probiotic cultures used to make yogurt. Xanthan gum is considered an acceptable ingredient by Whole Foods Market, is acceptable for use in organic certified products in the U.S, Canada and the European Union, and the xanthan gum we us is non-GMO.
Q: What do you mean by non-GMO, and is your product non-GMO certified?
GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are the result of the intentional gene modification of a living thing, typically plants, to create an improved or more durable version of that organism. KA broth concentrates do not contain any GMO or GMO-derived ingredients, as verified with our suppliers, and therefore are non-GMO. These items are not certified or verified as non-GMO, but we exploring this verification with a major certifying body. All Organic Certified Products are certified Non-GMO because all organic products are inherently Non-GMO.
Broth Concentrate FAQs
How it works
Q: What is broth concentrate?
The next generation of broth doesn’t come in a box. KA broth concentrates are a new way to create delicious broth flavors over and over again. Simply mix KA broth concentrate with water and heat to use in any recipe that calls for chicken, beef or vegetable broth. Or squeeze with ease to give your favorite meat, poultry, grain, veggie or stir-fry dish a boost of homemade broth flavor. Watch our video to learn more.
Q: How long do your broth concentrates last after opening?
All Kitchen Accomplice broth and bone broth concentrates lasts up to six months after opening in a refrigerator.
Q: How much broth can I make with a bottle of KA broth concentrate?
The conventional broth products make 28 cups of broth- or the equivalent of 7 – 32 oz cartons you would buy in a store. The bone and no-bone broth products will make 14 cups of broth per bottle. Use as much or as little as you’d like to create your perfect broth flavor.
Q: How much broth concentrate equals one bouillon cube?
Two teaspoons of the conventional Kitchen Accomplice Broth Concentrate make one cup of broth. Therefore, two teaspoons of the conventional Broth Concentrate equal one bouillon cube. You can create a bolder flavor by adding more of the concentrate or a subtler flavor by decreasing the amount you add. It is up to you!
Q: Where can I purchase Kitchen Accomplice broth concentrates?
Our products are for sales in retail and specialty foods stores nationwide. Click here to find stores near you.
Q: Why does Kitchen Accomplice broth concentrate seem like it costs more than regular broth?
One 12-ounce bottle of Kitchen Accomplice conventional broth concentrate costs between $5.99 and $6.99 at the store and makes seven cartons worth of broth. Instead of buying seven cartons of broth, which would cost you between $17.50 and $22.75, you can buy just one bottle of KA broth concentrate for a fraction of the price. That’s a significant savings.
Additionally, Kitchen Accomplice broth concentrate comes in a 12–ounce bottle, whereas competing paste-based concentrates are priced the same but sold in 8-ounce jars.
Our customers love Kitchen Accomplice broth concentrate because it saves them money and trips to the grocery store. Instead of buying boxes of stock that last a few days and make less broth, you can store Kitchen Accomplice concentrates to use anytime. Plus, you don’t have to worry about half-used boxes of broth going to waste.
Q: What are the natural flavors used in Kitchen Accomplice broth concentrates?
Most are simply herbal or plant extracts, much like extracts used when baking at home. And all of the natural flavors used in our products meet the restrictions and definitions set out by the FDA and USDA.
Q: What are the subcomponents of the Chicken Stock and Beef Stock ingredients?
There are none. The chicken and beef stock are purely that, with no added ingredients.
Q: Do Kitchen Accomplice broth concentrates contain soy?
No. None of our KA broth concentrates contains soy.
Q:Are Kitchen Accomplice broth concentrates certified gluten free?
Products labeled as gluten free do not have gluten-containing ingredients, as verified with our suppliers, and they have been made with great care to ensure that cross-contact with gluten cannot occur during cooking and packing processes. Our products are not currently certified as gluten free, but we are exploring this possibility.
Q: What ingredients are used in Kitchen Accomplice broth concentrates?
The ingredients used in KA broth concentrates are all natural. For specifics around these ingredients, please visit each product's page to see their nutrition facts.
Q: Are the Reduced Sodium Veggie Broth Concentrate and the Plant-Based Vegan No-Bone Concentrate products Vegan?
Both products are made of all natural plant pasted products. There is no animal products used in the production.
Q: What is the difference between Bone Broth and Conventional Broth?
Both products can be used as an ingredient for recipes or as a meal on their own. The Bone Broth has a higher protein value per serving which many people appreciate for their personal diet. A regular diet that includes bone broth is believed to contribute to health benefits such as better digestion, bone health, improved collagen intake, and reduced inflammation.
Q: How much collagen is in the Kitchen Accomplice Bone Broth?
At Kitchen Accomplice, we test for overall protein. Collagen is a protein and we do not measure this unique protein independently however, because we cook with the animal bones, collagen is the main type of protein in our bone-broth products. Both the Chicken Bone Broth and the Beef Bone Broth have 4 grams of protein per serving.
Q: What is the protein that is found in the Vegan Plant-Based No-Bone Broth concentrate?
The protein in the Vegan Plant-Based broth concentrate comes mostly from Pea and Rice Protein. The product has 3 grams of protein per serving.
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