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About Halal

Islam has laws regarding which foods, which either by nature of the food or by means of preparation, cannot be eaten.

Muslims are required to eat pure (halal) foods.

Foods which are allowed are referred to as halal.

Meats are generally halal but an example of meat which would be haram (illegal) would be pork.

An example of food which would not be legal because of how it was prepared would be foods which contain

  1. hydrolyzed animal protein
  2. Lactylated fatty acid esters
  3. Magnesium stearate
  4. Mono & Di-glycerides
  5. … the list goes on.

In September, 2000, a McDonalds restaurant in Dearborn Michigan “began offering a halal version of its chicken nuggets.”

The reason is obvious: not everyone pursuing a halal diet wanted to be restricted to salads when visiting the restaurant.

Well then … wouldn’t every restaurant seek halal certification?

Sadly, not every food provider can attain this level.

The process, should a food manufacturer wish to to attain halal certification, is not something to be taken lightly.

Documentations have to be submitted such as specification sheets, labels, flow charts, cleaning procedures, etc; a company must “arrange for an audit/inspection of the facility in order that IFANCA may review the process, products, materials and sanitation of the production process;” and even after approval, the certification might only apply to one calendar year or in some cases only to one particular batch.

MatchaGT has met the criteria for halal certification.

We are proud of that accomplishment.

We add no artificial colors to our Matcha.

We add no artificial flavorings.

Matcha GT: the highest and purest Natural source of green tea’s energy and antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibers.


About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea.

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