OUR COMMON INGREDIENTS
OUR COMMON INGREDIENTS
A well hydrated body is 70% water. Smartcakes® and Smartbuns® also have water as a key ingredient and not water laden with added chemicals. We use nano filtering systems created by rocket scientists to ensure our water is pure. Better water starts the process for better food. We partnered with a neighboring company to use the best water possible. The Cool Blue® water purifier incorporates three layers of technology to ensure the best tasting and purest water we can use to add to the quality and taste of our products and the nutritional value to you. The system’s three technologies each have their individual strengths, but with one main common advantage. They all retain the beneficial minerals found in healthful drinking waters.
Olive Oil is another ingredient that serves up good health. According to the Mayo Clinic, monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) the main type of fat found in olive oil is considered a healthy dietary fat and may help lower your risk of heart disease by improving related risk factors. For instance, MUFAs have been found to lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. In addition, some research shows that MUFAs may benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control, which can be helpful if you have or are at risk of type 2 diabetes.
Smartbuns® have 10 grams of protein per bun and 4 grams of protein per Smartcake®. How do we get all that protein in that serving size? Great, high protein, ingredients. Whey protein isolate is a highly refined, microfiltered protein which is dairy derived, but still considered lactose free. It is a complete, high-quality protein, containing all of the essential amino acids. In addition, it is very digestible, absorbed from the gut quickly compared to other types of protein. Whey protein promotes muscle growth. Muscle mass naturally declines with age. Eggs are another source of protein in our products. Unlike most cereals and yogurt, eggs only contain one ingredient – “eggs.” They don’t contain sugar or carbs, just 6 grams of high quality protein. Eggs contain Choline, which promotes normal cell activity, liver function and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. What we all are told by diet books about protein being key to weight loss is not only grounded in medical studies, it includes what we really need – to feel satiated.
Flax Meal is also a key ingredient in our products and contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids, the “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. It is also rich in fiber as well as lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
Gluten (derived from the Latin for glue) is a protein composite found in wheat and related grains. It has held the secret to baked goods for centuries. Gluten both holds dough together and provides it with elasticity. Glutens help dough rise and keep its shape and even can give the end result a chewy texture.
Gluten sounds great for bakers. How does gluten affect consumers? Millions of Americans and people all over the world are increasingly showing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and Celiac disease. The culprit? Gluten. That wonderful attribute that makes it glue, does not stop when you eat it. It settles into the small intestine where most of the nutrients from ingested food are absorbed. In people with celiac disease, the body sees gluten fragments as invaders — toxins that shouldn’t be there. When the body attacks these invaders, it also attacks itself, which is why celiac disease is classified as an autoimmune disease. Specifically, the body attacks the villi on the lining of the small intestine. As the villi become “blunted” they are no longer as effective in absorbing nutrients. In some cases, this inability to absorb nutrients may be bad enough to stunt growth and weaken bones. The loss of vitamins and minerals may lead to other problems, such as anemia, osteoporosis, or growth delays in children.
How much sugar is on the label? The average American consumes 130 pounds of added sugars (according to Prevention Magazine) in a year. That’s about 22 teaspoons a day, way over the max set by the American Heart Association. New science shows that this overload of sugar—often stemming from hard-to-detect hidden added sugars—is affecting your body in all sorts of strange ways.
Sugar primes your body for diabetes. And the reality is that heart disease and diabetes are intricately related: Heart disease and stroke are the number one causes of death among people with type 2 diabetes, accounting for 65% of those deaths.And added sugars cause excess insulin in the bloodstream, which takes its toll on your body’s circulatory highway system, your arteries.
Emerging research suggests regularly eating too much sugar scrambles your body’s ability to tell your brain you’re full. Carrying a few extra pounds and living with type 2 diabetes can throw off your body’s ability to properly put off leptin hormones; the hormones that let you know you are full. Another result of too much sugar? Dry, brittle protein fibers that lead to wrinkles and saggy skin.
Science shows it takes just 30 minutes or less to go from a sugar rush to a full-on sugar crash. This sugar spike-and-crash sets you up to want more sugar—a vicious cycle. We might reach for sugar to feel better, but we’re getting the opposite effect in the end.
What makes a Smartcake® taste sweet, and are they diabetic friendly?
How many carbs? What is zero net carbs?
The only carbs contained in Smartbuns® are 16g total – 12g of dietary fiber and 4g of erythritol. In Smartcakes® there are 9g total – 5g of dietary fiber and 4g of erythritol. Many choose not to count these types of carbs considering they pass through the body without any effect on it or being recognized by the body as a carbohydrate. This makes all of our products effectively zero net carbohydrates.
How long will the Smartcakes® and/or Smartbuns® last, and how should they be stored? In the fridge or on the counter?
Our Smartcakes® will last for 120 days. If not consumed immediately, we recommend that you freeze or refrigerate them.
We recommend that you freeze Smartbuns®, and they will last up to one year.
How are Smart Baking Company products shipped, and will they be safe to re-freeze?
Everything is baked fresh to order and all orders are shipped through FedEx ground. Our goal is to keep transit times between 3-5 days.
We do not use ice packs in transit; we ship fresh. Smartbuns® and Smartcakes® are able to withstand the transit and will remain fresh, given there are no delays by the carrier.
Smartbuns® need to be frozen once received and will last for one year from the freezer. We do not recommend storing the Smartbuns® in the fridge or in the pantry. The Smartcakes® should be refrigerated. You may store your Smartcakes® in the freezer, if you prefer. They will still last for 120 days. To thaw our products, leave on the counter until soft (approx. 30 minutes). We do not recommend defrosting them in the microwave.
What are your natural flavors? Do you use MSG?
No MSG or other excitotoxins are present in Smartbuns® or Smartcakes®.
We would not call a flavor natural if it contains any synthetic flavor. Our flavor formulas are a trade secret, but our natural flavors are purely mixtures of natural flavor ingredients.
Are there any artificial coloring or dyes in the Smartcakes® and Smartbuns®?
All of our ingredients, including the coloring, are naturally sourced. We do not use any artificial flavoring or ingredients in Smart Baking Company™ products.
Are Smartcakes® and Smartbuns® all non-GMO and/or organic?
All of our ingredients are highly refined, naturally sourced and non-GMO, but we are not certified organic at this time.
Are Smartcakes® and Smartbuns® vegan?
We are not vegan. All of our products contain eggs and some dairy due to the whey protein.
Are Smartcakes® and Smartbuns® nut-free? Is Smart Baking Company a nut-free facility?
We only manufacture the Smartcakes® and Smartbuns® here at our bakery.
The only nut or seed-type ingredients we use are coconut in the seasonal Coconut Smartcakes®, and the sesame seed topping in the Sesame Smartbuns®.
Are Smartcakes® and Smartbuns® keto friendly?
YES! Both the Smartbun® and Smartcake® are free of sugars and starches, which makes them zero net carbs. We use a highly refined dietary fiber blend of oat, corn, and flax seed. Since it is only the pure fiber and not the whole ingredient, it is not absorbed during the digestion process.
Members of our research and development department who are actively Ketogenic, eat our products as a part of their everyday diet with no change in ketone levels. This was taken into consideration throughout the development of the products—it is one of the main factors that that keeps us going Beyond Gluten Free!
The nutritional labels and ingredients are fully listed in the shop page under the individual product descriptions. You can view them to see for yourself that Smartbuns® and Smartcakes® are perfect for your keto needs!
How many Weight Watchers or SmartPoints are in the Smartcake® and Smartbun®?
Each Smartcake® and Smartbun® are only 1 Weight Watchers point and/or 1 SmartPoint per cake and bun!
Can I try a free sample of your products?
We appreciate your interest in our Smartcakes® and Smartbuns®! We do not offer free samples. However, we do offer a Variety Pack to let you try our products. A Variety Pack is only $29.99 + shipping and includes:
- One Gourmet Box Raspberry Cream Smartcake®
- One Gourmet Box Lemon Smartcake®
- One Gourmet Box Chocolate Smartcake®
- One Gourmet Box Cinnamon Smartcake®
- One 6-pack Sesame Smartbun®
This way, you can try all of our products and decide which are your favorites!
What is the VIP membership? How can I get coupons and discounts?
Consider becoming a Smart Baking Company™ VIP Member!
Membership is earned after your first order with us as a logged in customer.
- You must first sign up for a registered Smart Baking Account.
- You will also need to subscribe to start receiving emails from Smart Baking Company™
(This can be selected as an option at checkout on your first online order).
After your first order, you will receive an email inviting you to the membership with instructions on how to apply.
Smart Baking Company™ VIP Members receive flat rate shipping on orders of $29.99 and up, plus perks and discounts!
Are there any free shipping options?
We understand your concerns and try to make both our product and shipping affordable for everyone while still maintaining our quality ingredients and transit providers.
We do offer free shipping on the two value packs below. Pricing and coupon code details are available in the links. These product bundles are always available in our shop, though no other coupons may be used with the free shipping discount.
- Three Shippers of Smartcakes®
- Deluxe Smart Box
You may also check our store locator for your nearest retail location. If you do not have any close by who carry our products, we appreciate you forwarding any recommendations you may have to: email@example.com.