Frequently Asked Questions


What is Frieda’s?
Frieda’s, Inc. is the nation’s leading marketer and distributor of specialty produce. We are the company who introduced the Kiwifruit to America in 1962! Frieda’s currently offers over 500 fruits, vegetables and gourmet items to supermarkets across North America, and steadily continues to seek new foods to entertain our palates and your shopping carts. As produce pioneers, Frieda’s was one of the first companies to attach its own brand name labels to produce and is now recognized nationwide by our purple heart logo and distinctive purple packaging. The slogan, “Changing the Way America Eats Fruits and Vegetables,” reflects the company’s commitment to innovation in fresh food.

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Who is Frieda Caplan?
In 1962, Frieda Rapoport Caplan founded the first woman-owned wholesale produce company in the United States. Caplan became recognized world-wide for her role in introducing and marketing the Chinese Gooseberry, aka Kiwifruit, to U.S. supermarkets. Frieda and her company went on to introduce many more specialty produce items to U.S. supermarkets, including Fresh Brown Mushrooms, Alfalfa Sprouts, Spaghetti Squash, Jicama, Shallots, Sunchokes®, Oroblancos, Sugar Snap Peas, Habanero Chiles, and Black Garlic, just to name a few.

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How can I get more information on Frieda’s products?
You’re lookin’ at it! Please explore our newly designed website for all of the information you need. If you need more information, please fill out the email contact form, or call us at 1.800.241.1771.

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Can I order products online?
Unfortunately, no. However, we can help you locate a store near you that may have our product available. Contact us through this contact form, or call us at 1.800.241.1771.

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Where can I get recipes?
Visit the Recipes section of the website, or search for recipes by product using our search bar at the top of this page. You can also request recipes through our contact form.

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I can’t find the expiration date on my product.
Many of our packaged products are stamped or labeled with a production code. Please use this contact form to send us this code, along with the name of the product, and the store where it was purchased. If you cannot find a code, we still may be able to help you determine the expiration or recommended shelf life. For additional handling and preparation information, please visit the Product page for that item.

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Which Frieda’s products are gluten-free?
Many of Frieda’s packaged products are gluten-free:

  • Frieda’s Soyrizo & SoyTaco
  • Frieda’s Organic Polenta (all flavors)
  • Frieda’s Fresh Salsa
  • Frieda’s Dried Tomatoes (bagged)
  • Frieda’s Marinated Dried Tomatoes (jarred)
  • Frieda’s Pine Nuts
  • Frieda’s Soy Nuts (all flavors)
  • Frieda’s Edamame
  • Frieda’s Tofu (all varieties)

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Are Frieda’s soy and corn products non-GMO?
Yes. The following Frieda’s products are made with non-GMO soy and/or corn:

  • Frieda’s Organic Polenta (all flavors)
  • Frieda’s Soy Nuts (all flavors)
  • Frieda’s Edamame
  • Frieda’s Soyrizo & SoyTaco
  • Frieda’s Tofu (all varieties)

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I can’t find the Nutrition Facts on a Frieda’s product.
We are working on adding the Nutrition Facts to our Product pages!  Meanwhile, please contact us through this contact form with the name of the product, and we’ll get the information to you.

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How do I open a Coconut?
The method for opening a coconut depends on which type of coconut you have – mature or young. Please watch our YouTube video to learn how!

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How do I store Vanilla Beans?
When you bring Frieda’s Vanilla Beans home from the grocery store, keep them in a cool, dry place. Once opened, store them in an airtight container and place in a cool, dry place.

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I’m not satisfied with my Frieda’s product. What do I do?
Since 1962, Frieda’s has offered a100% guarantee on all of our products. Please send us an email this contact form, or call us at 1.800.241.1771, with the following information: complaint or issue, mailing address, the store where you purchased the product, and how much the item cost.

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Can I get coupons?
Yes! Frieda’s coupons are redeemable in-store for any Frieda’s packaged item. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Frieda’s Coupon Request
4465 Corporate Center Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

We are working on our online coupon program as well. Please stay tuned!

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