About Sulphur Dioxide

About Sulphur Dioxide

Sulphur dioxide is used as a preservative and added to dried fruit, fruit juices, fruit, breakfast cereals, and many processed snacks including cookies, soft drinks, meat, cereal bars, muesli bars, yogurt, ice cream, candy, frozen french fries, bread, margarine, and gluten-free flours. There are less toxic alternatives.

There are less toxic alternatives to sulphur dioxide and other common chemical preservatives including rosemary extract which is an antioxidant, sea salt, and homemade vinegar. However, our bodies already have enough work to do within the environments we choose to live, so eating straight from nature or as close to nature as possible stills seems most nourishing and the easiest to digest.

Eating more raw and living foods, getting rid of processed foods in the diet, as well as buying dried nuts and snack fruits from companies known for being preservative-free (or making your own in a dehydrator) are the best ways to nourish your body. Asthmatics, people with sensitivities and allergies, as well as people on more natural diets will feel and have more natural capacity for healing and sustaining energy by paying attention to food labels and researching the companies supplying healthier snack alternatives like dried fruit, nuts and seeds, fruit juices, and gluten-free products.

Gerbs Roasted and/or seasoned lines are Made, Packaged, Processed, and Shipped in our facility in the historic PK Foundry building in Johnston, Rhode Island. We do not use any cooking oils, thus everything is dry roasted at low temperatures to lock in the natural vitamins, minerals, & omega fatty acids, because we feel baking in a pool of oil is just as unhealthy as frying! We maybe a small business located in the smallest state, but we THINK BIG – Gerbs is unique compared to any of our competition, in that we handle all aspects of operation – from purchasing, production, storage, and distribution/shipping on our 100% dedicated packaging equipment by our specially trained and caring staff.

Gerbs is All Natural


  • Non-GMO
  • Chemical Free
  • Preservative Free
  • Nothing Artificial
  • Nitrates/Nitrite Free
  • Trans-Fat Free
  • MSG Free

Recognized Allergens


Our entire product line is FREE from the Top 11 Recognized Allergen’s. We inspect, roast, package, store, and ship all our lines to ensure Gerbs are: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Legume Free (which includes beans, peas, lentils, chick peas, lupine), Soy Free, Egg Free, Sesame Free, Milk/Dairy Free, Fish Free, Crustacean Free, Shellfish Free, and Mustard Free.

Testimonial from Sherry McClellan

Old-fashioned goodness..my granny would've approved of! GERBS is good stuff!