Faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, although we recommend you seek medical advice prior to use.

Yes. Kapai Puku is Australian made and owned.

Kapai Puku sources ingredients from Australia where possible and overseas as required.

Kapai Puku is available to purchase on our website at www.kapaipuku.com and is available  throughout Australia at Coles, in reputable fruit and vegetables stores and Grocery Shops, most Go Vita Stores, and selected health food stores.

We currently do not distribute our product overseas.

We recommend 3-4 tablespoons (50g serve) per day to gain maximum benefits, of course it doesn’t hurt to have more.

Yes.

We recommend you use Kapai Puku Liver Health if you are on a FODMAP diet. The Gut and Skin Health contain raisins and the Taki Bars contain chicory and inulin which are fructons, all of which are recommended to be eliminated from a FODMAP diet. However, with the Gut and Skin Health blends the raisins are in small amounts and can be picked out prior to consumption.

The Gut Health and Skin Health contain Raisins and Chicory Root which are fructans, and are recommended to be eliminated from a FODMAP diet. However, with Gut Health and Skin Health blends the raisins can be picked out prior to consumption

No. Kapai Puku does not contain any nuts however it is mixed and packed on equipment that also processes other products containing tree nuts and gluten. All machinery is thoroughly washed and dried 24 hours prior to packing.

We recommend a 50g serving (3-4 tablespoons) per day for a healthy balanced diet however you can add more to your diet if desired. If you choose to increase your intake ensure your water intake is adequate.

Yes and no. The majority of the ingredients contained in our products are fine for animal consumption; however buckwheat can be a problem as pets are unable to digest it properly. Additionally, pets with individual allergies associated with our ingredients should not consume this product. If feeding Kapai Puku to your pet, it is recommended that you soak the seeds in water first to aid digestion.

Dogs cannot properly digest Raisins and Chocolate. Liver Health may be suitable, but we would recommend that you discuss your pets diet with your
vet before feeding them any Kapai Puku.

All our products are free from most ingredients which cannot be tolerated by those with allergies or intolerances such as gluten, dairy, wheat, yeast and nuts. For those with diabetes, fructose intolerance or following a FODMAP food plan, the Liver Health is recommended as it is completely free from sugar.

Kapai Puku is great for vegetarians and vegans as it does not have traces of animal products or by products and provides a great source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals.

Kapai Puku can aid those looking for weight loss or detoxification as the high amount of protein, fiber and healthy fats will assist in suppressing appetite, regulating blood sugar levels, aiding digestion and speeding up the metabolism. Those looking to gain muscle should also incorporate Kapai Puku into their diet as it aids in fat loss and provides essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and high levels of protein to aid recovery.

We recommend that you try all our products in order to decide for yourself which blend you prefer.

If you are looking for a pure seed blend, go for Kapai Puku No. 1 Liver Health.

For an every day blend with a mixture of seeds and dried fruit (raisins), go for Kapai Puku No. 1 Gut Health.

If you want something indulgent and bursting with antioxidants, try Kapai Puku No. 1 Skin Health, which has a chocolate taste from the added Cacao Nibs.

If you are looking for something bursting with flavour and full of fruits, try Kapai Puku No. 1 Hair Health which is fast becoming the most popular.

Kapai Puku may be consumed if you are breast feeding however we recommend you seek medical advice for specific individual dietary requirements.

No.  There is nothing added to the Raisins in the drying process.  100% Naturally Sun Dried Australian Grown Raisins which are Sulphur Dioxide Free.

Yes.

Kapai Puku Gut Health, Liver Health and Skin Health are all free of preservatives and additives and made from the best natural ingredients. Kapai Puku Hair Health whilst also made from natural ingredients, does have a very small low dosage of Sulphur Dioxide (220) in the small quantity of
Diced Mangos contained within the blend.

Due to cross-contamination with seeds, our product cannot be classified organic or certified organic.

Most definitely! Kapai Puku can be added to children’s meals and we often suggest to make in to a healthy snack bar for lunch boxes. As they do not contain nuts, the blends can be consumed without the potential of causing allergic reactions for those suffering nut allergies. When introducing Kapai Puku into a child’s diet start with a small amount, such as half a serve, and soak seeds if required to allow the body to adjust to the high fiber content.

Yes. The combination of healthy fats, protein and slow release carbohydrates make Kapai Puku a great low GI product.

We recommend the Liver Health as it is completely free of sugar.

No. However soaking seeds can make them easier to digest.

To retain nutritional quality we do recommend keeping your bag of Kapai Puku sealed and refrigerated.

No, however when consuming Kapai Puku ensure your water intake is adequate.

Some insoluble fibers, especially nuts, seeds and legumes, can make IBS symptoms worse. Additionally IBS is often caused/triggered by food intolerances including the impaired absorption of sugars including lactose, fructose and sorbitol. We recommend you seek medical advice prior to incorporating Kapai Puku into your diet. If it is safe for you to use Kapai Puku, due to its high fiber content, you can gradually increase the amount you use over a long period of time in order to give the bowel time to adjust. As with any increase in dietary fiber, it is only effective if fluid intake is adequate.

The Paleolithic diet consists of foods that can be hunted and fished, such as meat, offal and seafood, and can be gathered, such as eggs, insects, fruit, nuts, seeds, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and spices.

The term Halal is most commonly used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic Law and usually refers to meat products. Some food products can be halal (permissible) without being certified which applies to Kapai Puku as it’s vegetarian.

Check out our brand new website or YouTube for Kapai Puku recipes. Additionally, our 15 day eating plan has a number of recipes and meal ideas incorporating the Kapai Puku blends.

Although we endeavour to ensure our products contain the same ratio of ingredients, due to our packaging process we can not guarantee this. However, if it appears there are fewer raisins within the blend, shake the bag up as the raisins weigh more, they tend to settle at the bottom of the pack. If you prefer fewer or no raisins in your Kapai Puku, go for our Liver Health.

Kapai Puku is a great addition to any weight loss diet as it helps to suppress the appetite, increase the metabolism and aid digestion. If using Kapai Puku, it is recommended that you use the recommended serving of 3-4 tablespoons (50g) daily. This amount can be spread over the day by adding 1-2 tablespoons to your breakfast cereal/porridge, smoothies, salad and sandwiches for example. Our blends contain between 230-240 calories per 50g and on a 1500 calorie eating plan, this would equate to 16% of your recommend daily intake (RDI). If looking to maintain your weight, based on 2000 calories per day a 50g serve would equate to 12% RDI.  As most plans recommend 1-2 snacks per day of approximately 100 to 150 calories, it is worthwhile making your own bars using Kapai Puku’s bar recipes, as a great natural treat to snack on. This will keep you feeling fuller for longer due to the combination of healthy fats protein and slow release carbohydrates.

Our Kapai Puku blends contain between 7.6 and 9.7 grams of protein per 50g serve, with the Liver Health having the highest levels of protein. However all our blend are a great complement to any clean eating plan designed to lower body fat and increase muscle mass.

Both our Liver and Skin Health contain less than 6g of sugar per 100g, which classifies it as low in sugar. Our Gut Health has 10.8g per 100g, but this sugar is from the dried raisins, not added sugar. At 0.3g of sugar per 100g our Liver Health is the best option if looking at reducing your sugar intake.

Postage costs vary per state but doesn’t alter for up to 18 Kilos, therefore in order to keep shipment costs down, we recommend that customers purchase more stock, less frequently to take advantage of this overall savings. Kapai Puku has a good lifespan of up to 1 year, so long as it’s kept in a cool location and refrigerated after opening.  We aim to release your order within 48 hours of business hours. Shipment time is based on Australia Post, or our couriers delivery time frames. Any delays we will contact you to advise.  Our Current Postage and Handling Costs can be checked using the automatic shipping calculator on the checkout page.

Most of our products are vegetarian and vegan friendly and provide a great non animal source of protein, healthy fats and essential vitamins and minerals. Kapai Puku also supplies products to the Sea Shepard crew who are vegan.