COOKIES: Gingerchoc, Gingernuts (Ingredients You Can Pronounce)

What can we say, they are divine. A good 'no nasties' product. Minimally processed, using naturally gluten free flours, vegetarian friendly, non GMO, GE free ... a no-nut ginger-nut [“(g.-nut, small cake of g.-b, Du. koek cake); g.-race, a root of g.;” Pocket Oxford Dictionary (4th ed. '52)]

Referred to as EATRIGHT® Gingerchoc's or, sometimes, EATRIGHT® Gingernuts in kiwiland. But, due to their softer texture compared with biscuit crunch, they are considered a "cookie" [coo n. soft voice] not another "OO" or "00" strangeness (Calcu-LATIN-g; Formu-LATIN-g; Re-LATIN-g; Trans-LATIN-g; Accumu-LATIN-g; Extrapo-LATIN-g c/- Inf-LATIN-g; Valu-LATIN-g).

Both fresh (raw, shredded, green-vert, protease I (GP-I), protease II (GP-II)) ginger and sundried ginger powder are used for their carminative, diaphoretic and other benefits such as ANTICATARACT activity (phytochemID: Ascorbic-Acid 350 mg/day, Curcumin, Cysteine, Methionine, Niacin, Quercetin, Riboflavin 15 mg/day, Selenium 400 ug/day, Thiamin, Zinc 30 mg/day). [A ginger family member] "estimated to contain 5,000 chemicals, all biologically active… 50,000 as technologies improve by 2020. Many medicinal plants in this world....spices average best medicinally often provably as efficacious as synthetic pharmaceuticals, and almost always safer and cheaper"; Reductionist Rant: Spice Therapy, J.Duke PhD, Botany, "NC" (pub. Dec'11).

The native bush honey ('LIQUID GOLD...a much-prized source') [†], like all New Zealand honeys (from registered bee-keepers and hives), are subject to rigorous standards and regulations. "Beehives are often located in areas where bees are foraging over vast and remote areas that are pure and [chemically] clean"... EATRIGHT® More [micro] Benefits in Every Bite™

Cocoa butter (a key component of the 70% dark chocolate) is “reportedly used in European tradition in combination with other ingredients for infectious intestinal disease, diarrhea; bronchial expectorant in asthma, bronchitis, irritating cough, and lung congestion; to regulate function of endocrine glands, especially the thyroid”. Monograph Cacao semen, Bundesanzeiger, no. 40 (February 27, 1991).

Ingredients: sound and clean certified organic stoneground flours (unhulled brank, brown rice), certified organic unsalted butter (milk), 'proven origin' New Zealand beech honeydew honey [*], certified organic pressed, cleaned, crystallized raw canesugar with trace minerals, certified organic anionic lemon juice (spray free lemon juice with dispensation if organic unavailable), certified organic sundried ground ginger [††], fresh ginger. Partial en-robe with "world fair trade organization" and "certified organic" dark chocolate ((cocoa solids 70% minimum), cocoa liquor, cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, natural vanilla)).
Contains: milk. Updated: 30/1/2024

Nutrition Information: Derived by summation of 'calculation' rather than 'analytical' methods. 6 servings per container.
Serving size: 2 x 25g cookies consumed over the course of one day (50g, 1.7oz)
Energy 657kJ (157Cal)(8%DI), Protein (3.6g)(7%DI), Protein-gluten (0g), Fat-total (9.7g)(14%DI), Fat-sat (6.0g)(25%DI), Fat-trans (0.5g), Fat-poly (0.4g), Fat-mono (2.0g), CHO-total (12.6g)(4%DI), CHO-total sugars (12.2g)(14%DI), CHO-lactose (0.1g), CHO-galactose (0.0g, traces maybe present), Dietary Fiber (2.8g)(9%DI), Sodium (88mg)(4%DI)
Additional information: [in %DI descending order] Vitamin K* (119mcg)(99%ESADDI), Magnesium (69mg)(22%RDI), Iron (1.4mg)(11%RDI)
Abbreviations: The % Daily Intake (%DI), Recommended or Reference Daily Intakes (%RDI), Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake (%ESADDI) tells you how much a nutrient, in a serving of food, contributes to a daily diet. An average adult diet of 8,700KJ a day is used for general nutrition advice only and maybe higher or lower depending on your energy needs. *Vitamin K (K1+K2(MK4-MK13)) an estimate ONLY

Footnote: Information collected, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Special Interest Databases), for select ingredients used in the making of the EATRIGHT® Gingerchoc Cookies. NB. Material collection only, at this stage eg unable to make direct chocolate comparisons (NDC: 2680KJ; NZ: 2290KJ etc).

  • 1. Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods (release 3.3, 2018)
  • Baking chocolate, unsweetened (NDC:19078). Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 141.83mg/100g, (+)-Catechin 64.3mg/100g [Drug: (+)-Catechin; Action: Hemostatic (Global importance of medicinal plants, Farnsworth et al,1988). [A new molecular entity (NME) or old drug compound with active moieties?]
  • Ginger, wild. Flavonols Kaempferol 33.60mg/100g. Data n/a for ginger, cultivated
  • Brank flour, whole-groat. Flavan-3-ols: (-)-Epicatechin 3.02mg/100g, (-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate 0.78mg/100g, Flavonols: Quercetin 3.47mg/100g
  • Honey, mixed varieties (excl NZ kanuka, manuka, honeydew). Flavones: Apigenin 0.0.3mg/100g, Luteolin 0.28mg/100g. Flavonols: Isorhamnetin 0.06mg/100g, Kaempferol 0.06mg/100g, Myricetin 0.36mg/100g, Quercetin 0.31mg/100g
  • 2. Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods (release 2.1, 2018)
  • Baking chocolate, unsweetened (NDC:19078). 163mg/100g dimers, 124mg/100g trimers, 358mg/100g 4-6mers (tetramers, pentamers and hexamers), 240mg/100g 7-10mers (heptamers, octamers, nonamers and decamers), 563mg/100g polymers (DP>10))
  • Spices, ginger, ground (Zingiber officinale) 0mg/100g
  • Brank flour, whole-groat (dimers 47mg/100g)
  • 3. Choline Content of Selected Foods (release 2, 2008) [also known as vitamin 'J']
  • Contributes to normal: homocysteine metabolism, fat metabolism, maintenance of normal liver function (FSANZ Std 1.2.7); 'importance in growth, brain function and gene interactions’ (Leermakers et al., 2015; Smallwood, Allayee and Bennett, 2016)
  • Baking chocolate, unsweetened (NDC:19078) (46mg/100g of food)
  • Spices, ginger, ground (41mg/100g)
  • Brank/Buckwheat flour, whole groat (DBN: 20011) (choline 54.2mg/100g; betaine n/a) comparison (DBN: 20010) (choline 20mg/100g; betaine 0.5mg/100g)
  • Butter, with salt (19mg/100g). Data n/a for no-added salt
  • Honey, (2.2mg/100g). No flora type specified.
  • 4. Water content comparisons NZ Food Composition Database
  • Butter, unsalted (F1050) water 36.7g/240g (15.3%)
  • Cream, standard (F24) water 132g/240g (55%)
  • Milk, cow, standard, fluid, fresh (F1110) water 212ml/240ml (88.3%)
  • Milk, cow, 2% fat…fortified vitamins A & D, & Ca (F1068) 214ml/240ml (89.2%)
  • milk-[&]-water, mawkish, febble (Oxford Dictionary)
Shelf life: 18 Weeks or more. Can be chilled or frozen indefinitely (at 0ºC (32ºF) or less). An 'open dating' (best if used by, sell by) label is included.
Food Safety Verification: Certificate Number 2699 (an International Accreditation NEW ZEALAND (IANZ) third-party inspection body audit, pursuant to the Food Act 2014) issued to Eat Right Food Ltd for the manufacture, processing, exporting, packing, holding and distribution of food products. Where the, independent audit company, is ISO 17020 accredited
Additional Audited Compliance: Australian NEW ZEALAND Food Standards Code 2002; CAFTA Model Recall Procedure: Food Australia, 45(7), 313-316 1993; Codex Alimentarius Commission: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) System & Guidelines Annex to CAC/RCP 1-1969, Revised 2022; Food Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/310), version July 2023 and Fair Trading Amendment Act 2021
Address: PO Box 1525 [Level 1, 6 Church St], Nelson 7040, NEW ZEALAND
Shipper Case: for "tubs"; case code ER131059; dimensions 18"x12"x12.2"
Shipper Case: for "cookie cartons"; "each case contains 12 units ie 12 x 10.6oz packets of one particular flavor" [^]
Shipper Case: for "3 pack cookies"; case code ER130984; mixed case "3 pack cookies: 20 x Yogi Cookies (2x'parts/display box/structural inners'; 20 x Gingerchoc Cookies; 2xinners
Online Shipping: Recycled, aftermarket, 'SHOE box' size [**] up to 2.5kg, An EATRIGHT® Terms and Shipping since get go.

[inconvenient data] Footnote: “NEW ZEALAND has a ZERO tolerance…NO leniency to permit small quantities of natural contamination in food” (quote: Vincent Arbuckle, NEW ZEALAND Food Safety Authority; reporter: Aimee Shaw pub. 7Apr24 emphasis added). But "anything less than 60 insect pieces per 100g chocolate is deemed safe for consumption” by the Food and Drug Administration, "reported in 1943, allergists began skin testing for cockroaches in 1959" ... “Chocolate Allergy Linked to Roaches” (ref: ABCNews 26Mar12; LiveScience and others).
Where unhulled brank/buckwheat contains 38,574ppm "insectifuge" phytochemicals (alpha-amyrin, caffeic-acid, chlorogenic-acid, linoleic-acid and thiamin); unhulled rice contains 39,967ppm (adenine, ferulic-acid, linoleic-acid, oleic-acid, thiamin and xanthophyll)

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  • EFSA Article 13 (pub. Apr’11) ID 2649: “ginger extract (Zingiberis officinale)” and “helps to maintai mobility of joints” Grzanna R, Lindmark L, Frondoza CG, 2005. Ginger--an herbal medicinal product with broad anti-inflammatory actions. J Med Food, 8, 125-132. Lantz RC, Chen GJ, Sarihan M, Solyom AM, Jolad SD, Timmermann BN, 2007. The effect of extracts from ginger rhizome o
  • EFSA Article 13 (pub. Apr’11) ID 2867: “Zingiber officinale” and “Blood sugar metabolism” Ojewole JA, 2006. Analgesic, antiinflammatory and hypoglycaemic effects of ethanol extract of Zingiber officinale (Roscoe) rhizomes (Zingiberaceae) in mice and rats. Phytother Res, 20, 764-772.
  • EFSA Article 13 (pub. Apr’11) ID 2724: “Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.)” and “Slimming / lipids metabolism” SFA (Societe Francaise des Antioxydants), 2005. Etat actuel de la recherche scientifique sur les ingrédients minceur – Dernières avancées dans le domaine de la perte de poids. La théobromine.
  • EFSA Article 13 (pub. Apr’11) ID 2879: “Menaquinone-7 (MK-7, a form of vitamin K2)” and “Bone health” Bugel S, 2003. Vitamin K and bone health. Proc Nutr Soc, 62, 839-843 et al
  • EFSA Article 13 (pub. Apr’11) ID 2028: “Citrus limon (Common Name: Lemon)” and “digestive health” Bisset NG and Wichtl M, 2001. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals Medpharm GmbH Scientific Publishers, Stuttgart, Germany et al
  • EFSA Article 13 (pub. Apr’11) ID 2442: “Fagopyrum esculentum (Buckwheat)” and “Respiratory health” Rubine H, 2001. Griki. Ārstniecības augu avīze.
  • Activities (Ginger) — Antiaggregant; Antialcoholic; Antiallergic; Antibacterial; Anticarcinogenic; Anticathartic; Anticholinerg; Anticonvulsant; Antidepressant; Antidote: araceae, mushroom & seafood poisoning; Antiedemic; Antiemetic; Antiemmenagogue; Antihistaminic; Antiinflammatory; Antileukotriene; Antilipidemic; Antimutagenic; Antinarcotic; Antinauseant; Antioxidant; Antiprostaglandin; Antipyretic ; Antirhinoviral; Antisecretory; Antiseptic; Antiserotoninergic et al
  • Activities (Ginger) — Parasiticide (1; MAB). Indications (Ginger) Parasite (1; MAB; TRA); Worm (f;DAA; DAD) Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs (web id: 1020) Zingiber officinale (Zingiberaceae) Ethnobotany Use: Helminthiasis [worm infestation] reference: ANON. 1974. A barefoot doctor's manual. DHEW Publication No. (NIH): 75-695
  • PhytochemID. Chromium. Ubiquitous: YES. Zingiber officinale (ginger, root) ppm low; 0.6 ppm high; -0.44035 StdDev; Ref. “Duke, James A. 1992 Handbook of phytochemical constituents of GRAS herbs and other economic plants. Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press”
  • PhytochemID: Tin. Ubiquitous: YES. Ginger; root; 0.1 ppm low; 1.3 ppm high; StdDev -1.54367; Ref: Duke, James A. 1992
  • PhytochemID: Aconitic-Acid Ubiquitous. NO. Sugarcane; Saccharum officinarum (Poaceae); stem; Ref. Jeffery B. Harborne and H. Baxter, eds. 1983. Phytochemical Dictionary. A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds from Plants. Taylor & Frost, London. 791 pp
  • PhytochemID: Aconitic-Acid Ubiquitous. NO. Sunflower; Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae); leaf; [Corn; Zea mays (Poaceae); shoot; 600ppm] Ref: Duke '92
  • Multidrug resistant (MDR) inhibitors: Lemon (phytochemID: Diosmin 100uM, Tangeretin) and Ginger (phytochemID: Curcumin 1-55uM). Dr Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases (pub. 2016)
  • 'Honey consists chiefly of dextrose and Ievulose (laevulose) (70–80%)...vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, nicotinic acid, and formic acid (CSIRI; MARTINDALE)...honey is considered demulcent; used for the treatment of eye ailments' Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients by Khan and Abourashed (3rd ed, 2010)
  • Relieving inflammation and irritation activities: lemon, sunflower, cocoa and ginger USDA Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases (published Feb. 2016)
  • PhytochemID: Catechin (Ubiquitous. NO). 43 bio-activities, including Antihistaminic (1,000mg 5x/day/man), Antiviral [especially against the Lupus Simplex Virus Prog Clin Biol Res 86;213:521-36]. Fruit source: vanilla. Location source: Tahiti.
  • Self preservative phytochems include: formic-acid (ADI=3mg/kg) source: cacoa and ferulic-acid source: lemon 14ppm 40ppm. Dr Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases (pub. 2016)
  • 'An earlier assessment of 26 honeys in New Zealand found that of Leptospermacm scoparium to have high antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus; weaker against Streptococcus pyogenes, and Salmonella typhimurium' D. Greenwood, Lancet, 341, 191 (1993). Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients by Khan and Abourashed (3rd ed, 2010)
  • See also: natural source of paraprobiotic possibility??? Paraprobiotics (also called inactivated, ghost or tyndallized probiotics or postbiotics) are generated during the processing of dairy products'.
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  • [†] 'Liquid Gold' reference: Readers Digest Aust. (A-Z Guide, pub. '97).
  • [††] ‘(6)-Shogaol [non-ubiquitous, ginger rhizome 40-330ppm, 32 bioactivities], a pungent component of ginger, which is contained in semi-dried ginger but is rarely found in fresh ginger’ (X3098654)…with 'CAPSAICIN-like effect' (X1282221) Handbook of Medicinal Spices by James A Duke et al. (pub. 2002) with PubMed reference citations
  • [†††] sprue, n. Tropical disease with ulcerated mouth &c [Du.]. Celiac sprue, celiac, coeliac definitions n/a Pocket Oxford Dictionary (1st ed 1924, revised 1946, reprinted 1952)
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