- What are are the benefits of Else Plant-based preparation?
- Why should I give Else Baby Plant-based preparation and at what age to start?
- How many servings a day should my baby eat?
- Does Else plant-based preparation comply with EU regulation?
- When will the product be available for sale?
- How long can it be left out after mixing?
- Can I prepare beforehand or store leftovers in the fridge?
- How do I know if my child has an allergy or intolerance to foods I am giving them?
- Should I introduce almonds to my baby before I give them this?
- Should I serve it warm or cold?
- What is different about Else’s production process?
- Is your process sustainable? What about the mass almond farming industry?
- Does your product packaging contain BPA or phthalates?
What are are the benefits of Else Plant-based preparation?
Baby cereals are recommended among the first solid foods to be introduced around 6 months, and at the beginning of the transition from liquid diet of breast milk or infant formula to solid complementary foods. Cereals provide some benefits to the growing nutritional need of infants at that age; they are excellent source of energy when exclusively breastfeeding can no longer supply all the nutritional requirements. Whole-food based cereals as Else Plant-based preparation contains natural fibers, which contribute to gut microbiota and more whole food nutrients for natural digestion.
Else Plant-based preparation is unlike other standard infant cereals based mainly on carbs, thanks to its whole food ingredients: almonds and buckwheat, providing gluten-free carbohydrates, high-quality protein with all nine essential amino acids, healthy, unsaturated fat and 20+ essential vitamins and minerals for growing babies.
Why should I give Else Baby Plant-based preparation and at what age to start?
“Else plant-based preparation” is a protein supplemented cereal for babies who started eating other foods than breast milk or infant formula. Our range includes 3 flavors: Original from 6 months and Vanilla and Chocolate from 10 months.
Else Plant-based preparation provides a unique nutritionally balanced composition of gluten-free carbohydrates, high-quality protein with all nine essential amino acids, healthy, unsaturated fat and 20+ essential vitamins and minerals for growing babies
How many servings a day should my baby eat?
It is recommended to encourage infants and toddlers to consume a variety of complementary foods to meet energy and nutrient needs. Infant cereal, plays an important role in meeting these nutrient needs during this life stage and should be offered as a part of a diverse daily menu between 1-2 servings per day.
Does Else plant-based preparation comply with EU regulation?
Else Plant-based preparation is a protein supplemented cereal intended for infants from 6 months during their weaning period as a supplement to their diversified diet. Else baby complies with EU regulation 609/2013. It is not a follow-on formula and cannot be used as a breast milk substitute or as a sole source of nutrition.
When will the product be available for sale?
The products will be available on Amazon.com soon, and later in selected retail chains, natural grocery chains drug stores and pharmacies.
How long can it be left out after mixing?
The prepared cereal can be stored in fridge up to 24 hours maximum.
Can I prepare beforehand or store leftovers in the fridge?
You can prepare beforehand and keep it at room temperature up to 2-3 hours and up to 24 in the fridge. Any leftovers should be discarded.
How do I know if my child has an allergy or intolerance to foods I am giving them?
You should give a new food and see how your child reacts. Consult with your HCP regarding any GI, skin, or respiratory reactions following introduction of the new food.
Should I introduce almonds to my baby before I give them this?
You can use Else Plant-based preparation as a way of almonds introduction. Potentially allergenic foods (e.g., peanuts, egg, cow milk products, tree nuts, wheat and soy) should be introduced when other complementary foods are introduced to an infant’s diet. Almond allergenicity is much lower compared to cow’s milk, which is a well-accepted protein source in infant formula.
Should I serve it warm or cold?
It should be prepared with lukewarm water.
If prepared and kept in the fridge, it is advised to warm the cereal in a bowl of warm water, in order to minimize “hot spots” and stir before serving. Always check the temperature before giving to your child.
What is different about Else’s production process?
Our production process is the most natural and cleanest in our industry. We use the whole plant ingredients as direct sources for all the macronutrients required, instead of breaking them down to their building blocks with artificial processing methods.
Else is created through a unique, science-backed, and sustainable process that transforms 3 whole plants, through the cleanest, natural process.
We do not ‘alter the chemistry’ of our ingredients. We do not use isolated components or separated derivatives (broken down parts) of the food, and in this way, our Toddler Nutritional drink is produced without any strong chemicals. All the protein, fat, and carbohydrates are obtained directly from the 3 ingredients present - almond, buckwheat, and tapioca.
Phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins, and minerals are more abundant and demonstrate increased health benefits when consumed as part of a whole food as it is in our formula, rather than from its isolated components.
Is your process sustainable? What about the mass almond farming industry?
At Else Nutrition, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and creating sustainable products for your family. Our process is sustainable, and we have a low ecological footprint.
California produces 80% of the almonds grown in this country. Almond trees happen to be quite thirsty and require a tremendous amount of water to grow. This “water footprint” has raised concerns about the sustainability of the mass almond farming industry.
However, according to research published in 2017, almonds ranked among the most valuable foods grown in California due to their dietary and economic benefits. Additionally, compared to cows, almond trees require less water to grow. It is estimated that almonds have a carbon footprint 10 times smaller than that of the dairy milk industry.
Moreover, California almond farmers have reduced the amount of water it takes to grow one pound of almonds by 33% over the course of 20 years. By 2025, the California almond community has committed to reducing the amount of water to grow a pound of almonds by an additional 20%. Additionally, there are more farmers now choosing to grow certified organic almonds to reduce the environmental impact.
Does your product packaging contain BPA or phthalates?
No, our formula packaging does not contain any harmful chemicals, BPA, or phthalates of any kind.