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Baby food - which is the best for the child?
Baby food - which is the best for the child?

It should be sustainable, healthy and as natural as possible. We will show you how to identify the right baby food and which criteria make high-quality baby food.

Baby food - which one is best for the child?
Baby food - which one is best for the child?

From the World Health Organization to relevant advisors, there is broad agreement: breast milk is considered the best baby food. It provides all the important nutrients that the baby needs for development and the physical contact during breastfeeding is good for mother and child. However, as soon as you start looking for an alternative for a variety of reasons, the question arises of how to identify baby food that is good for the baby and the environment.

Natural and pollutant-free

The first concern of many parents is devoted to the health of their little sunshine. Gently produced, natural recipes are suitable for healthy nutrition. So it should be “organic”. In addition, unnecessary additives such as colorings and preservatives or flavor enhancers have no place in the baby food. After all, these ingredients are generally prohibited by law, but the addition of sugar, salt and flavorings is allowed. They should also be avoided when feeding the little ones. Another ingredient that shouldn't have a place in baby nutrition is tropical palm oil. This is not only noticeable because of its bad environmental impact, it is also said to contain carcinogenic pollutants.

Regional and transparent

The new organic baby food line of the brand Back to the Origin at HOFER is currently the only one in Austria that completely dispenses with tropical oils, including palm oil and coconut oil. The line relies on ingredients that are regionally available in Austria and do not have to travel long distances. Each label identifies the region of origin of one or more value-determining ingredients from sustainable, certified organic agriculture. All fruit glasses contain apples from Austria's apple regions, carrots, potatoes and parsnips in the vegetable glasses come from Marchfeld and the meat comes from roosters and cattle from the foothills of the Alps and hill country. The spelled in the cereal porridge, on the other hand, comes from Austria's grain regions, the rice from the Piedmont region. All agricultural suppliers are subject to the unique, strict production guidelines of the “Prüf nach!” Standard. You can even call up the individual farms of origin online in the “Prüf Nach!” Database using the batch number or best-before date. In this way, a unique transparency is created that was previously not available.

Highest organic and sustainability standards

The quality of the organic ingredients in the Back to the Origin products goes beyond the generally applicable EU organic regulation. Not only are mineral nitrogen fertilizers and chemical-synthetic pesticides completely dispensed with, other pesticides otherwise permitted by Bio, such as the bee-damaging Spinosad, are also not used. The highest animal welfare standards are applied in animal husbandry. The cows, for example, enjoy at least 120 days of grazing and daily exercise in the open air. All animals grow up in Austria's regions and receive exclusively Austrian organic feed.

Scientifically rated

A scientific evaluation that can be found on every product under the term “cycle of life” proves that sustainability is not just an empty phrase at Back to the Origin. The sustainability performance of the Back to the Origin farmers is comprehensively checked in four dimensions, 21 topics and 58 sub-topics by the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and compared with conventional agriculture.

So baby food should be natural, pure, regional and sustainable - so that a toddler can develop well, so that it tastes good and so that the youngest can still live in a healthy environment tomorrow. At Back to the Origin Baby Food, everyone who looks after small children can find all these values and transparently understand every production step. Almost like homemade!

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