Bioavailability

Why is quinoa good for my baby?

You may not have heard of bioavailablity before as we usually focus on the nutritional content of food*. Bioavailability is the proportion of food nutrients that can be absorbed by the body – it represents the bodies efficiency of absorbing these lovely nutrients. Nutritional content can be irrelevant unless the food has a high bioavailablity for example, vitamins are best absorbed when eaten in fruit form rather than in supplement or puree form.

All our ingredients are rich in essential nutrients

Our organic ingredients are what make the nutritional profile of our products so great. Organic products boast especially impressive nutritional profiles because all the goodness is preserved. There are no added nasties, no chemicals, no fertilizers and thus, have a higher concentration of nutrients per gram than their non organic equivalents. Not only this, but organic products also offer a much stronger colour, aroma and taste.

All our ingredients are organic with no additives or processing aids involved in the preparation. This results in simple, tasty and healthy products, which cover all of your child’s needs.

The importance of quinoa

All the nutrients found in quinoa have a strong bioavailability. Bioavailabilty is just a measure of how easily the nutrients in food are absorbed by our bodies.  The complex proteins in quinoa have bioavailabilities similar to those of meat. Quinoa contains the 9 essential fatty acids involved in proper brain development, as well as lysine, (usually scarce in foods) which plays an important role in skeletal growth and development. The fibres contained in quinoa (a 50% higher fibre content than brown rice) ensure good digestion and no bloating.