Frequently asked questions
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- What is the difference between Kabrita Gold and Kabrita Premium?
At Hyproca Nutrition we believe that everyone should have access to the natural benefits of easy to digest goat milk. All Kabrita goat milk formulas are made of the highest quality Dutch goat milk and enhanced to meet your little ones nutritional requirements.
We developed our Gold and Premium ranges to provide a gentle and nutritious alternative for cow's milk and soy based formulas. Both formulas combine the natural benefits of easy to digest goat milk with a modern-day formulation and contain all essential macro- and micronutrients and enrichments, including DHA & AA. Additionally, Kabrita Gold is enriched with DigestX OPO-fatblend and Prebiotic fibers (FOS/GOS).
- Why are there (small) differences in the recipes of Kabrita formulas in different countries or regions?
The composition of baby formulas is highly regulated by the WHO (World Health Organization), regional and national authorities. These regional and national authorities don’t always use the same criteria which may lead to small differences in the recipes between countries.
Of course you can be sure that the Kabrita formula sold in your market has a state of the art composition that complies to the latest nutritional insights as well as your local legislation.
- Where does the name 'Kabrita' come from?
Kabrita is derived from the Spanish word ‘Cabrito’, which means ‘little goat’.
Goat milk nutrition
- Why should I choose Kabrita goat milk formula over cow milk or soy formulas?
Kabrita has a modern-day formulation that can be compared to the formulations used in premium cow milk formulas. However, only Kabrita combines this formulation with the natural benefits of goat milk. Goat milk has a number of unique characteristics that make it an excellent basis for infant nutrition:
- It is naturally easy to digest (due to a unique fat and protein composition)
- It is naturally rich in important nutrients such as Ca and vitamin A, and has a high bio-availability of iron.
- It has a deliciously mild taste
- Is goat milk formula a safe protein source for babies?
Yes, there have been several scientific studies* that have proven goat milk is a safe protein source for babies, as long as the formula is enhanced to meet their nutritional requirements (Like with Kabrita). The same principle goes for formulas based on cow’s milk.
Goat milk naturally has a number of unique characteristics (easy to digest, rich in nutrients and mild taste) that make it an excellent source for infant nutrition. Like milk from other mammals, raw goat milk also has shortages of some nutrients that are important for your little ones development, such as folic acid. In Kabrita these shortages have been supplemented to optimal levels to ensure your little one gets exactly the nutrients that he or she needs (the same happens with cow milk nutritional products).
* These scientific studies have been extensively assessed by the European Food Safety Authority and led to an amendment of European guidelines approving goat milk as a protein source for infant nutrition.
- Are goat milk formulas allowed in the European Union?
Yes, goat milk formulas are allowed in the European Union. After assessing several scientific studies that have proved that goat milk is a safe protein source for infant nutrition, the European Food Safety Authority advised to change the European legislation. As a result, goat milk infant formula is allowed to be sold in the European Union since august 2013.
Allergies, intolerances and other discomforts
- Can goat milk be an alternative in case of cow's milk allergy?
No, if someone is allergic to cow’s milk it is very likely that there will also be an allergic reaction to goat milk. A cow’s milk allergy is mediated by the protein from cow’s milk. Although the protein from goat milk are different and contain less allergens, it is still very likely that a cross reaction will occur. Therefore we strongly advise against using goat milk as an alternative in case of a cow’s milk allergy.
Fortunately a medically confirmed cow’s milk allergy is pretty rare (only 1 to 3% of children under six have this condition), while there is a much larger group that experiences discomfort after consuming cow’s milk products. These consumers may suffer from a so-called cow’s milk intolerance where components in the milk – either the fat, protein, or a combination of components – are digested poorly. These consumers are likely to benefit from a switch to goat milk based nutrition.
- Can goat milk be an alternative in case of cow's milk intolerance?
In case of a cow milk intolerance components in the milk – either the fat, protein, or a combination of components – are digested poorly. Goat milk is naturally easy to digest and can therefore very well be a suitable alternative for consumers that have a cow’s milk intolerance.
- What is the difference between cow's milk allergy, cow's milk intolerance and lactose intolerance?
Cow’s milk allergy and cow’s milk or lactose intolerance are different conditions, that sometimes get misused because their symptoms can be comparable, resulting in confusion.
In case of a (medically) confirmed cow’s milk allergy, an immediate immune system reaction takes place in response to the protein in cow’s milk. This usually happens within hours of ingestion and results in moderate to severe symptoms, which can include:
- Swelling around the mouth
- Difficulty swallowing
- Vomiting and regurgitation
- Severe diarrhea
- Food refusal
- Failure to thrive
- Severe colic
- In rare cases, anaphylactic shock leading to death
A cow milk intolerance can occur when components of cow milk – either the fat, protein, or a combination of components – are digested poorly. This leads to symptoms that can be mild to moderate and can affect the skin, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems. Symptoms can take days, weeks or even months to present and can include:
- Mild to moderate eczema
- Diaper rash
- Abdominal discomfort
- Loose stools
- Lung and nasal congestion
A lactose intolerance gives symptoms because of poorly digested lactose. Lactose is present in all milks produced by mammals (including humans) and is also called the milk sugar. A lactose maldigestion occurs in many cases after weaning and may lead to symptoms as described below and is in that case referred to as lactose intolerance.
- Abdominal bloating and cramps
- Rumbling stomach
If you are unsure which condition might be causing you or your baby’s problems, than always consult your physician before switching to alternative products like goat milk.
Kabrita goat milk formulas
- How do I prepare Kabrita goat milk formula?
Kabrita goat milk formula can be prepared according to the instructions below. The preparation of the formula is always indicated on the tin as well, and may slightly differ between products and/or countries. Your baby's health depends on carefully following the preparation and storage instructions.
- Prepare the milk no more than 1 hour before feeding. Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing the milk.
- Boil the bottle and nipple for approx. 10 min to sterilize.
- Fill the bottle with the correct amount of boiled water and let it cool down to approx. 40°C.
- Add the indicated amount of Kabrita Gold 1 to the corresponding amount of water.
- Cap the bottle and shake well until the powder is dissolved. Test the temperature on the inside of your wrist.
- How long can I keep Kabrita goat milk formula once prepared?
Prepare the milk no more than 1 hour before feeding.
Throw out unfinished formula left in the bottle after your baby’s feed.
- What is the shelf life of Kabrita goat milk formula?
The shelf life of Kabrita goat milk formula varies between different countries, due to external factors such as the overall temperature.
You can find both the production date and the expiry date printed on the bottom of the tin and if in doubt you can always contact your local Kabrita distributor for more information.
Kabrita goat milk cereal
- How do I prepare Kabrita goat milk cereal?
Kabrita goat milk cereal can be prepared according to the instructions below. The preparation is indicated on the package as well, and may slightly differ between products and/or countries. Your baby's health depends on carefully following the preparation and storage instructions.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing Kabrita® goat milk cereals
- Fill the bowl or bottle with the indicated amount of boiled water and let it cool down to approximately 40°C
- Add the indicated quantity of Kabrita goat milk cereals to the bowl or bottle
- Stir or shake well until the cereal is smooth and feed immediately.
Always check the temperature of the porridge before feeding, and feed with a clean spoon.
Do not re-use any unfinished prepared product; throw out any left-overs.
- How many feedings can be prepared with 1 carton of Kabrita goat milk cereal?
This depends on the portion size and cereal type. One carton of Kabrita goat milk cereal contains about 5 to 6 portions of 200 ml.
- Where can I find the expiration date of Kabrita goat milk cereal?
The expiration date can be found on the bottom of the package and on the sachet.
Kabrita goat milk yoghurt
- Does Kabrita goat milk yoghurt and fruit need refrigeration?
Kabrita goat milk yoghurt and fruit squeeze packs do not need refrigeration, but should be stored in a cool and dry place. Opened pouches can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
- Can I freeze Kabrita goat milk and yoghurt to increase its shelf life?
No, Kabrita goat milk yoghurt and fruit should not be placed in the freezer.
- Where can I find the best by date of Kabrita goat milk yoghurt and fruit?
The BEST BY date can be found at the bottom of the pouch.
Kabrita Long life goat milk products
- Does Kabrita long life goat milk need refrigeration?
No, Kabrita long life goat milk does not need refrigeration before opening Once opened, the package should be stored in the refrigerator.
- Where can I find the Best By date of Kabrita long life goat milk?
The Best By date can be found on top of the package.
- Can I freeze Kabrita long life goat milk to increase its shelf life?
No, Kabrita long life goat milk should not be placed in the freezer.
Kabrita - Ingredients
- Why do Kabrita formulas contain skimmed goat milk powder instead of whole goat milk powder?
Skimmed goat milk powder and whey proteins are the protein sources for the formula. An infant also needs fat; in Kabrita, a specific vegetable fat blend is used to obtain an optimal fatty acid composition. In addition, DigestX is used in Kabrita Gold as a source of beta-palmitate. Whole goat milk powder does not contain an optimal fatty acids profile.
- What is DigestX and what does it do?
DigestX are a special blend of fats used in Kabrita Gold. Next to being an important source of energy, fat is needed for functions such as maintenance of the body temperature and protection of organs. DigestX does not only provide the correct and balanced amount of fatty acids, it also presents them in a suitable way for the body to digest.
Did you know: Infants need 50% of energy from diet supplied by fat,
compared to 20-40% for adults
- Why is whey protein added to Kabrita goat milk formula?
Kabrita is the first goat milk based Infant Formula to add goat whey protein concentrate. This gives the following advantages:
- Optimal ratio of casein to whey proteins
- Having more of the easier digestible whey proteins in the Infant Formula
- Increasing the availability of the essential and semi-essential amino-acids
- There is no need to add extra, non-natural, free amino acids
- WPC from goat’s milk is used; no cow milk proteins are present in Kabrita
Kabrita - Production
- Where are Kabrita's goat milk products produced?
This depends on the product.
- All Kabrita baby formulas are made from Dutch goat milk and produced in our factories in the Netherlands. We perform the entire production process ‘in-house’, from the milk collection to the filling of the tins.
- Kabrita Yoghurt and Fruit are made from organic US goat milk and produced in North America and Canada.
- Kabrita long life goat milk is made from Dutch goat milk from Hyproca Dairy and packed in Germany.
- Kabrita goat milk cereals are made from Dutch goat milk from Hyproca Dairy and packed in Portugal.
We closely monitor the production process to ensure the highest quality products.
- Are the production processes regulated and monitored?
Yes, all Kabrita production processes are regulated and closely monitored by ourselves and independent monitoring agencies.
- What safety precautions are taken to ensure the best quality?
All our factories produce according the HACCP principles and are audited by internationally approved third parties.
Kabrita - Availability
- Where can I purchase Kabrita products?
This depends on the region and country where you live. Please check our world map to find out more about Kabrita’s sales points.
- In which countries are Kabrita products available?
Kabrita’s gentle goat milk nutritional products are currently available in Europe, China, Russia (& CIS), Middle East and North America. Please check our world map to find out more about Kabrita’s sales points.
- Not all Kabrita products are available in my country. What can I do?
If not all Kabrita products are available in your country then please contact your local distributor and let them know you desire a specific product. If enough people ask for a certain product then they may be added to the assortment.
Orders through Kabrita.com (EU only)
- How much do you charge for handling and shipping?
We don’t charge any costs for orders over €75,-. The costs for handling and shipping an order of less than €75,- depends on the country where the order is shipped to. You can find an actual overview of the costs below:
Group A - € 7,50
Group B - € 12,50
- United Kingdom
Group C - € 17,50
- Czech Republic
Group D - € 25,-
- Rest of Europe (non EU)
- How can I pay for my online order?
We offer several payment methods on our website, including:
- Credit card (Visa and Master Card)
If you have completed and paid your order on workdays before 14.00 CET, we will ship your order the same day.
- Is my personal and financial information secure?
All orders are encrypted through an SSL encryption to ensure your privacy.