In this blog, we want to talk more detailed about our ingredients. Let's goat!
Organic goat milk
We make our follow-on formula with Organic full-fat milk from over 40 Organic goat farms. These farms are mainly located in the Netherlands and a few in Germany and Belgium. In other words, a Dutch product with a touch of Europe.
Our goats are fed organic food as much as possible from their own land or from organic farmers in the area. No chemical pesticides or fertilisers are used. The goats also have extra space in the stables and can go outside to graze.
Sunflower and rapeseed oil
We add fats to our follow-on milk to meet the nutritional needs of babies. Besides the milk fat from the full-fat goat's milk, we use vegetable oil for this purpose: sunflower oil and rapeseed oil from organic farming. You won't find soybean oil from Brazil or coconut oil and palm oil from Asia in our products. Simply because there are some wonderful organic crops in Europe, there is no need to source our ingredients from far away.
With omega-3 DHA from Algae
Science had figured it out some time ago, and now, thankfully, so has the entire industry: as of 2020, it will be mandatory to add DHA, DocosaHexaenoic Acid, to follow-on milk.
Therefore, needless to say, we also add DHA to our follow-on formula. However, it is DHA made from Algae. DHA can be obtained from Algae or from fish oil. DHA is produced in algae, and because fish eat algae, larger fish contain a lot of DHA. For our follow-on formula, we have chosen the source of DHA: Algae.
An additional advantage is that our follow-on formula is free of fish and therefore free of the allergen "fish".
Did you know that you can find out the source of the DHA in our follow-on formula by the ingredients on the packaging? Look for the word Algea in the ingredients list.
To meet babies' needs, follow-on formula needs extra carbohydrates added; this applies to all follow-on formula. We have chosen lactose from milk, also known as milk sugar. Another source of carbohydrates often used in the industry is maltodextrin, a vegetable source of carbohydrates from potatoes or maise, for example.
Contains GOS fibres
Our follow-on milk contains Organic GOS fibres. This abbreviation stands for Galactooligosaccharide.
GOS fibres occur naturally in certain nuts and legumes. For some time now, GOS has also been added to follow-on milk. As of recently, Organic GOS is also made (i.e., from Organic milk), and we can add it to our Organic follow-on formula.
Our packaging lists how much of each nutrient it contains: the so-called "average nutritional value". This chart lists all the nutrients per 100g of powder and 100 ml of prepared formula.
Under "Ingredients", you will also find the detailed chemical names of all the vitamins and minerals we add. Because there are multiple forms of these nutrients, you still don't really know anything if we only list "Vitamin A" or "Calcium". So that's why it says "Retinyl acetate" and not "Vitamin A" and "Calcium hydroxide" instead of "Calcium". *
* Our follow-on formula, like all other follow-on formula, meets statutory standards for vitamins and minerals
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