Frequently Asked Questions
At Bella Sun Luci we pride ourselves on quality. Shelf life of our products is dependent of storage conditions and the best by date noted on the packaging.
Bella Sun Luci Sun dried Tomatoes in Oil
To maximize the shelf life of your product we encourage customers to store all Bella Sun Luci sundried tomato products, once opened in a refrigerator. Our recommendation is to use the tomatoes within six months after opening, add olive oil as needed to keep tomatoes covered.
Bella Sun Luci Risotto
To ensure Bella Sun Luci Risotto products are enjoyed at optimum quality and freshness, we encourage our customers to store the risotto below 40 ̊F and use it prior to the printed best by date.
Bella Sun Luci Pesto, Bruschetta, and Chipotle Sun Dried Tomato Products
We recommend storing the Bella Sun Luci Pesto, Bruschetta, and Chipotle Sun Dried Tomato products in the refrigerator, once opened and use within ten days.
Bella Sun Luci Bagged Sun Dried Tomatoes
To maximize the shelf life of your product we encourage customers to store all Bella Sun Luci sundried tomato products, once opened in a refrigerator with the bag resealed. Our recommendation is to use the tomatoes within six months after opening.
Why does the olive oil in my jar of sun dried tomatoes turn orange and solidify in the refrigerator?
For all of the Bella Sun Luci products packed in olive oil, after refrigerating the olive oil it will solidify as a natural occurring process. This is the sign of high levels of monounsaturated fats like oleic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acidin olive oil.
The natural process of solidification will begin to take effect absorbing the tomatoes natural color turning the olive oil to a yellow orange hue. Olive oil may solidify in tiny crystals on a protruding sun dried tomato in this process.
Since our olive oil is premium oil when it is exposed to low temperatures, below around 10F ̊/50 ̊C the natural process of solidification will begin to take effect. If you place the bottle back at room temperature it will slowly return back to its liquid state.
Yes, Bella Sun Luci’s products are Certified Kosher by Kosher Certification Services.
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No, our tomatoes are not certified organic. The sun dried tomatoes in all of our products are non-GMO and naturally grown in California using economically viable practices to protect scarce resources.
- We do process products that contain nuts, specifically tree nuts, walnuts and almonds on the same machinery that we use to produce our sun dried tomatoes in olive oil & herbs. When we do run production on the products that contain nuts, it is done as the last production run of the day and when completed, the machinery is broken down and sanitized using a Safe Sanitization method. The next day prior to production beginning the machinery is tested for present allergens.
- Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Pesto contains the dairy product parmesan cheese.
- Bella Sun Luci Marinades contains the wheat product soy.
With all of this being said, it continues to remain a personal decision to use our product in a dish that you are preparing if one of the people that will be consuming the dish has an allergy to any type of tree nut.If any allergens are present in a Bella Sun Luci product, it will be listed on the product on the nutrition label.
The shipping rates provided by our logistics source are based off of the ship to zip code, optional residential surcharges, and weight of the package. There is no “up charge” to our clients. We use eco friendly boxes to secure your order is protected in transit and recyclable upon delivery.
We do not add MSG to any of our products, MSG naturally occurs in soy bean products, the glutamate acid. Our meat marinades are made with soy sauce.
Yes, Bella Sun Luci products packed with olive oil must be stored in the fridge once opened.
Dating back to the1800s the time-honored tradition of sun drying fruits has been passed down through our Italian heritage. Continuing the old-world method of naturally sun drying fruit, we then preserve our tomatoes using sulfur dioxide because the gas is naturally occurring in the earth’s soil. SO2 and prop 65 OEHHA concludes that consumption by the average consumer of dried fruit treated with SO2 will not result in an exposure to SO2 exceeding the proposed MADL. Therefore, a warning is not required under Proposition 65 at this time for exposure to SO2 from consumption of dried fruit. Sourced from Proposition 65 Interpretive Guideline No. 2012-02 Consumption of Sulfur Dioxide in Dried Fruits.
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