The launch of Nature’s One pea protein baby formula is a step toward plant-based nutrition for babies. The formula taps into the demand for vegan alternatives. Meanwhile, the US Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert for Listeria monocytogenes. In the meantime, Almark Foods has recalled hard-boiled eggs due to a possible contamination with the pathogen. Additionally, Riverside Natural Foods has launched four new flavors of keto-friendly baked bars.
The company also recently introduced a plant-based toddler formula containing pea protein, a new organic and soy-free option for families with food sensitivities. This vegan and organic formula is free of glyphosate, a common weed-killer, and other hidden processing chemicals. It is suitable for infants and toddlers from one year and above. Nature’s One Pea Protein Baby Formula is also certified organic, which will be helpful for parents who are trying to find a non-dairy formula for their child.
While pea proteins are a good source of plant-based proteins, they are not an ideal source of essential nutrients for infants. Pea seeds do not contain all of the essential amino acids an infant needs. Pea proteins need to be processed differently to make them digestible. The CEO of Nature’s One pea protein company claims that pea proteins are less likely to absorb contaminants. Pea protein drinks are also high in heavy metals, which can be dangerous for babies.