FAQs

Where are your foods made? Every single shelf stable Indian food I have seen on store shelves is “Imported”.

All our foods are prepared and packaged in our facility in Philadelphia, not Imported. Our ‘Organic Beans’ are grown in the USA, but our raw Basmati Rice is imported from India and is the very best. That quality rice does not grow anywhere else!

Are your products vegetarian?

Yes, all of our products are vegetarian, containing no meat, fish or eggs.

Are your products vegan?

While all products are vegetarian, only some are vegan. Our vegan products are identified as such. Look for the vegan mark on our webpage.

Are your products gluten free?

Yes, all of our products are gluten-free and we have independent lab results  for many products proving it. Look for our gluten analysis on our product page.

Are your products organic?

All our beans pouches are Certified Organic. Unfortunately, for ready to eat foods, such as our cans and ready-to-serve pouches, sourcing organic ingredients is very difficult and not timely, and for some ingredients it’s not even possible.

What is a GMO and do your products contain them?

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. In agriculture, currently marketed genetically engineered crops have traits such as resistance to pests and herbicides. Nearly all our ingredients are non-GMO.

Which stores carry your products and how can I find a store near me?

Our products are in a variety of national chain stores, including Whole Foods, Fresh Market, New Seasons, Mother’s Market, Choices, Stop & Shop, Giant, Tops, Wegman’s, Rite-Aid, Fiesta, Foodtown, Andronico’s, Raley’s, Roundy’s, Piggly Wiggly, Price Chopper, SafeWay, Von’s, Cub, & Aikin’s/Chamberlain’s. Many local grocery stores and co-ops also carry our products. You can find a store near you by using our store locator.

My favorite store doesn’t sell your products. Can I order online?

Of course! You can shop here in our Products section.

One of my favorite products isn’t listed in the products section of your site. Can I still purchase it?

Yes, you can order via phone by calling us at 610-522-2650, but please tell us about what is missing so we can include it on our website.

Why are Jyoti’s organic beans packaged in pouches instead of cans?

For perfect beans with the convenience of a pouches. Pouches allow beans to swell in the pouch as they are being cooked and sterilized, without mushing, as the pouch swells. Cans do not offer that freedom to swelling beans, which mush against each other and against the metal can.

How are your beans cleaned?

All beans packed by JYOTI, are cleaned via the worlds most advanced bean cleaning technology, SHRI Technology, invented at JYOTI, licensed worldwide, most recently to HORMEL FOODS, USA. The basic concept of Shri technology is very simple. When a load of beans containing foreign materials are dropped into water, heavier pieces such as stones sink to the bottom. Good beans sink slowly but also get to the bottom. Floating debris such as woody stems, pods, leaves, and loose skins float to the surface of the water. SHRI Technology utilizes these differences in the buoyancy of different particles to separate those.  To learn more, visit our Bean Cleaning Technology page.

Where are your ingredients sourced from?

Mostly grown (Produce, Dairy) or processed (like spices) in the USA

Are there any peanuts or tree nuts processed in your facilities? Are any of your ingredients processed on equipment shared with peanuts or tree nuts?

There are no peanuts used in our plant, but other tree nuts like Cashews and Almonds are used in our commercial catering for Airlines. There are no tree nuts, however, in our cans or pouches.

How is shipping calculated?

Our shipping is calculated as a flat 30% on orders up to $80; 20% on orders of $80.01 to $120 and FREE on orders above $120.00. Free shipping is offered as a special at times.

Do you ship outside of the US?

Not for individual customers, as the shipping cost generally greatly exceeds the shipment value. We do export to Canada and other countries in bulk quantities!

Are your Heat & Serve Pouches microwavable?

No! We have an aluminum layer between the nylon and poly-propylene layers, for longer shelf life.

What is the shelf life of your products if they remain unopened?

3 years for cans, 2 years for pouches, or as marked.

How long do your products last after opening?

Up to seven days in the refrigerator.