Where do you source your kernels? Where do you produce your packs?
Since we’re a small seed society, we source our organic seeds from as close to home (California!) as possible. All of our production takes place in Manteca, California.
Are your kernels organic and non-GMO?
In a word, absolutely. All of our ingredients are sourced from the finest vendors who adhere to organic and non-GMO principles and processes.
Why are you not certified organic?
While our ingredients are organic, in order to be certified organic, every facility involved with your product needs to have its own certification. Our kernels are hand roasted in small batches in a small facility that doesn't carry organic certification (yet). We hope to get the stamp before too long but in the meantime, we feel good about what we're serving up.
What is the excess white stuff in the Umami flavor?
That white stuff is prebiotic-powerhouse apple cider vinegar…your tummy will thank you!
Can I throw your packaging in the blue bin? You know, recycling?
Unfortunately, the pouch and the mini-pack are currently not recyclable because of the multi-layer material.
How do I store my kernels if I can’t eat them all at once? How long is the shelf-life?
The best way to store your seeds once open is to reseal them in an airtight container (our zip pouch works just fine!). If you’re going to set them aside for an extended period of time, throw them in the fridge and keep in mind that they'll taste best if eaten within 3-5 days of opening.
What do I do if I don’t like the flavor I purchased?
While we find it unlikely that our seeds will disappoint, our strength is in our diversity and that goes for palates, too. All sales are final but if you don't savor our seeds, just send us a quick note on our contact form ( and we’ll do our best to make you feel better.
What if I have food allergies? Can I snack on your seeds?
Sunflowers kernels themselves are not a common allergen. We use best practices to avoid cross contamination but our products are roasted and packaged in facilities that also process peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, milk and egg. If that last sentence makes you hesitate, we think you should play it safe and hold off on our seeds.
Can I count on Iota fitting in with my dietary restrictions and preferences?
You can count on Iota to deliver a gluten and dairy free snack that is made using the finest, all-natural, organic and non-GMO ingredients. Additionally, our seeds are vegan, paleo-friendly, and a protein-packed snack.