Frequently asked questions
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- 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
- 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 do Kabrita goat milk formulas contain Glucose Syrup solids?
Glucose syrup solids function are an important source of carbohydrates, but more important they function as a carrier for vitamins and minerals added to our formula. Although it is not always obligatory to indicate ‘glucose syrup solids’ as an ingredient on the tin, we believe in being transparent and want to offer our customer complete information.
- Why do Kabrita goat milk formulas contain vegetable oils (including palm oil)?
Next to being an important source of energy, fat is needed for functions such as maintenance of the body temperature and healthy skin and hair. By adding vegetable oils to Kabrita goat milk formulas, the baby is provided with the correct amount and optimal composition of fatty acids. Palm oil is rich in palmitic acid, which is also an important fatty acid for babies; Mother's milk throughout the world is rich in palmitic acid.
- What are FOS / GOS and what do they do?
FOS and GOS are fructo-oligosaccharides and galacto-oligosaccharides; also known as prebiotic fibers. Prebiotic fibers promote the growth of friendly bacteria in the colon, inspired by the actions of mother's milk in the colon.
- Why do Kabrita goat milk formulas contain salt?
The salt in Kabrita comes mainly from sodium that is naturally present in goat milk. The human body requires sodium for several functions, such as fluid balance and muscle contraction. A minimum level of sodium has to be present in an infant formula to comply to nutritional requirements.
New European legislation requires that salt is declared on the label. The salt level is calculated by multiplying the sodium (Na) content by 2,5.
- What are AA / DHA and what do they do?
DHA and AA are long chain poly-unsaturated omega fatty acids and are found in the brain and eye tissue.
- What does 'sugar' mean in the nutritional table of Kabrita goat milk formula?
Every mother aims to make the best nutritional choices for her little one(s). The presence or absence of sugar is often one of the considerations that has to be made. Sugar has to be declared in the nutritional table of milk formulas and is therefore also present on the labels of Kabrita goat milk formulas. However this doesn’t mean that Kabrita contains table sugar. ‘Sugar’ is the generic term for all ‘short chain’ carbohydrates that are present in the formula, of which lactose (‘milk sugar’) is the most prominent one in both breast milk as well as Kabrita goat milk formulas. These carbohydrates are transferred into the required energy that your baby needs in this phase to support a healthy growth and development. The minimal amount of carbohydrates in milk formulas has been defined in European legislation to be certain that your baby gets sufficient carbohydrates. In Kabrita the ‘short chain’ carbohydrates come from lactose and a minimal amount of glucose syrup.
Lactose is naturally present in all types of milk and is therefore also called ‘milk sugar’. The natural presence of lactose in breast milk makes it a logical source of carbohydrates for milk formulas as well. Because globally there is a very limited amount of lactose from goat milk, the lactose in Kabrita comes from both goat milk as well as cow’s milk. This doesn’t affect the product, because the composition of lactose is identical in all types of milk. Therefore it doesn’t matter if lactose from goat milk, cow’s milk or even breast milk is used.
In addition to lactose Kabrita also contains a minimal amount of glucose syrup. Glucose syrup is used in Kabrita goat milk formula as a ´carrier´ for important nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and fibre (GOS). These are essential ingredients for a modern formula, but unfortunately it is very difficult to add these ingredients in the right amount without the use of a ‘technical adjuvant’. By pairing these ingredients with a ‘carrier’ they can be added in the right amount and blended thoroughly through the powder.
- Does Kabrita contain any additives like sugar, artificial fragrances, dyes and/or flavors?
No, Kabrita doesn’t contain any additives like sugar, artificial fragrances, dyes and/or flavors.
- Do Kabrita goat milk formulas contain Fluoride?
Fluoride is not added to the formula. From the natural contribution of the ingredients, the formula contains very low amounts of Fluoride.
- Do Kabrita goat milk formulas contain Nucleotides?
Goat milk is naturally rich in Nucleotides. A natural advantage, as Nucleotides are molecules integral to almost all biological processes in the body; they are part of DNA and play an important role in energy storage.
- Why does Kabrita goat milk formulas contain fish oil?
Fish oil is very rich in DHA, the poly-unsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found in brain and retinal tissue.