Completely meat free:
Our recipes are meat free but nonetheless our products are complete meals. Which is handy because European health guidelines suggest babies should not be fed meat in the evening, and also handy for the growing vegetarian and vegan population in the UK, who currently account for around 12% of us.
Traditional agriculture and natural seeds
The Coopain Cabana Farmers are deeply attached to their ancestors' philosophy and ancient local beliefs. The Pachamama, the mother goddess and earth's spirit, still remains strongly anchored in their culture. Respecting the environment is a second nature to the farmers and their practising of a traditional agriculture is aligned with their values. This means no pesticides, chemical fertilizers or fossil fuel are used in our quinoa's production. So it's good for your child, and for the planet too.
Consequently, no residue (of which certain are responsible for modern physiological pathologies) is present in our products. This means no pesticides are involved-good news for you and your baby. Quinoa's nitrate levels are also largely inferior to that of conventional cultures.
It is important to remember that the nutritional value of organic products is superior to that of cultures fed with chemical fertilizers. Therefore in general, the minerals, vitamins, nutritional or trace elements rates are much higher.
Quinoa's history has allowed the seeds to keep their heritage. Spanish conquistadores forbade quinoa production 500 years ago to force Incas to break up with their religious traditions. Because of this, quinoa only survived in small pockets of the Andes and it has not been subjected to human selection, as has been the case for most domesticated plants, depleting their genetic heritage and their adaptability.
This means that a very large genetic heritage of quinoa breeds cultivated remains, contrary to hybrid seeds of GMOs. This makes quinoa a resistant plant, hence reducing the risk for a sanitarian agricultural disaster.
All products used in our baby range derive from organic agriculture. The vegetables are grown by European farmers, and the quinoa is sourced from the Peruvian cooperative.