FAQ

General

What is Gold&Green® Pulled Oats® made of?

Pulled Oats® is made with a unique combination of three plant protein sources (oats, pea and faba bean). The ingredient list is short and simple: water, oats, yellow pea and faba bean protein, oil and spices. Nordic oats are the heart of our innovation and oats combined with legume proteins is the signature base of all our products. The name of our company also reflects this unique combination of golden oats and green legumes. We only use carefully selected, naturally nutritious, high-quality ingredients and source them as locally as possible.  

Where can I buy Gold&Green® Pulled Oats®?

Pulled Oats® is available in Australia exclusively at Woolworths in two flavors: Nude and Tomato.

Is Pulled Oats® a meat replacement?

If you wish. Pulled Oats is a great alternative for meat, chicken and even for a seafood. Compared to other plant proteins (such as soy or seitan) it has a firm and tender texture, that soaks up the flavours and gets a nice chewiness. Pulled Oats® is a protein that does not mimic anything, but is a true plant-based alternative that stands on its own. Check out our delicious recipes:  https://goldandgreenfoods.com/au/recipes/

How do I prepare Pulled Oats®?

The easiest way is to mix Pulled Oats® with a dash of oil and a generous amount of your favourite spices. Then roast in the oven (170°C 10 min) or fry in a pan on medium heat (6–7 min) until heated through. Add to the dish at the end of cooking. Read more about how to prepare Pulled Oats®: https://goldandgreenfoods.com/plant-based-recipe-ideas/

How is Pulled Oats® made?

Pulled Oats® is made by mixing, grinding and heating together familiar ingredients from Nordic oats, yellow pea and faba bean. We treat our ingredients with the most respect by processing them as little as possible - the production process of Pulled Oats® is actually similar to a very controlled way of making bread. We work constantly to develop tasty and nutritious products that have a simple ingredient list. We always prefer natural flavouring and have succeeded to replace the most commonly used additives.

Health & Sustainability

Is Pulled Oats® vegan?

Yes, all plant-based!

Where do your oats and legumes grow?

We only use the highest-quality ingredients and source them as locally as possible to our Nordic roots. Our oats and faba beans grow in the clean Nordic nature (Finland and Sweden) and our peas are originated from a responsible manufacturer from Central Europe. All Gold&Green® products are produced 100 % in Finland.  

What is the carbon footprint of Pulled Oats®?

We have started to measure the climate impact of our products, starting with our hero product and best seller Pulled Oats® Nude.  Pulled Oats® Nude is highly nutritious (up to 30g/100g of protein), but it also has an low carbon footprint – only 2.4-3.5 kg CO₂ e/kg – and to top that, it’s delicious! What a win-win! Read more: https://goldandgreenfoods.com/counting-carbs-for-the-planet/

Are Gold&Green® products organic?

We believe in the power of Nordic plants, sustainable farming and simple ingredients. We want to produce healthy and delicious products with minimal climate impact. We have looked into possibilities to make our products from organic ingredients, but currently all ingredients such as organic protein fractions are not available to meet our needs. Even though organic production has many good qualities regarding environmental impacts, from a climate perspective for example, organic is not clearly a better choice due to the lower yields. More land needs to be used for production which can again increase the carbon emissions from the soil. We have high standards for safety and quality, we only use carefully selected high-quality ingredients and source them as locally as possible.

Why do some of your products have a lot of salt?

There is only a moderate amount of added salt in the products. For example Pulled Oats® Nude contains only 0,4 % added salt and the rest of the salt content is from naturally occuring sodium in the ingredients (0,5 %). Our product development is constantly working to keep the amount of salt in our products moderate - without compromising on taste. Added salt in Pulled Oats® Tomato is 0,8%. Our products are naturally nutritious and have high Health Star Ratings  (Nude  4.5 stars and Tomato 4 stars).    

What makes Pulled Oats® a “perfect protein”?

Oats combined with legumes is the signature base of all our products. This unique combination enables high-quality products that are naturally nutritious and high in protein. We believe that a "perfect protein" should be delicious, nutritious & easy to use – and on top of all that, good for the planet. Our hero product Pulled Oats® Nude is not only rich in protein (30 %), but it also contains all nine essential amino acids, which makes it a so called "balanced protein". Amino acids are the building blocks of our body. Some of the amino acids are produced by our body, but some of the essential amino acids should come from our diet.  

Why are amino acids so important?

Simply put: Amino acids are the building blocks in your body. There are many kinds of amino acids. Most of them can be created by the body itself, but not the nine so called "essential" ones. They need to come from our diet. When following a plant-based diet, it's important to use diverse sources of protein (cereals & legumes) to get all the essential amino acids. The unique combination of oats & legume proteins is the signature base of all Gold&Green products. We have analysed the amino acid composition of our hero product Pulled Oats® Nude and it is not only naturally rich in protein (30 %), but it also contains all nine essential amino acids, which makes it a so called "balanced protein".

Safety and Allergens

Are Pulled Oats® gluten-free?

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that. We use oats that are manufactured in mills that also handle other cereals containing gluten (e.g. wheat, barley and rye) and due to this cross-contamination with other cereals, Pulled Oats® cannot be considered gluten-free. We are actively exploring the possibility of producing a gluten free product. Currently not all our ingredients are available as gluten-free.

Do the products contain any allergens?

Pulled Oats® contains oats (gluten) which are a regulated allergenic food under the Australian Regulation. Additionally, oats we use are manufactured in mills that handle other cereals containing gluten (e.g. wheat, barley and rye) and due to this cross-contamination with other cereals, our products cannot be considered gluten-free. Allergens are always highlighted in the list of ingredients that makes it easy for the user to identify them.

Is Pulled Oats® suitable for kids?

Yes! Both when it comes to nutrition and taste. The kids (1–17 years old) in our test groups have loved it!

Do Gold&Green® products contain any preservatives or other e-codes?

We don't add additives when making our products, but some ingredients that we use may contain additives. We work constantly to develop tasty and nutritious products that have a short and simple ingredient list - with only familiar words and ingredients that people recognize. We always prefer natural flavorings and have succeeded to replace the most commonly used additives. Our mission is to make plant-based cooking as easy as possible. That’s why we chose ingredients that are naturally nutritious and familiar to us all.