Many people are familiar with goat’s milk formula for toddlers, but they are not familiar with what it contains. For parents who want to know more about the ingredients in our goat’s milk formula for toddlers, we have created an overview of the most important ingredients. So, read on to discover what is inside our goat’s milk formula below!
The first ingredients that are found in our goat’s milk formula are milk solids. Milk solids are small particles derived from dairy products. These particles contain lactose, casein protein, whey protein and trace minerals, which are also derived from their source product.
Milk solids are used to add more texture and taste to a certain product, in this case our goat’s milk formula. However, they can be used in other products as well; this includes popular consumer products such as ice cream, yoghurt and cottage cheese.
The reason why milk solids are used in many products is not only to enhance the taste, because milk solids also eliminate the separation of water and dairy, as would be seen if our products did not contain milk solids. Of course, milk solids are also excellent sources of protein. Therefore, these milk solids are not only advised for children, but also adults that could use some extra protein in their diet.
Lactose is a specific type of sugar commonly found in dairy products. To digest this lactose, the small intestine creates an enzyme called lactase; this lactase will break down lactose in two simpler forms of sugar: glucose and galactose.
Glucose is a simple sugar that our body uses for energy. It is also a component of many carbohydrates, so glucose is not only found in dairy, but also in products that contain a lot of carbohydrates; for example, pasta.
To use glucose for energy, the glucose needs to travel to the intestines. Once it has reached to the intestines, it is absorbed and then released into the bloodstream. When glucose enters the bloodstream, it is referred to as blood glucose or blood sugar. The blood glucose is then transported to the cells in need of energy with the help of another substance called insulin.
Galactose is a monosaccharide sugar, or simple sugar, which is less sweet than glucose and fructose. In its original form, galactose is not used for energy like glucose, but it can be used to create glucose and deliver energy to the parts of the body requiring it.
Whey protein is a specific type of protein derived from dairy products. In some cases, this whey protein is derived from regular cow’s milk, but for our toddler formula, whey protein is derived from fresh goat’s milk.
The main benefit of whey protein is that this protein contains all the essential amino acids the body needs. Therefore, whey protein is often referred to as a complete protein. Since whey protein is a complete protein, it is considered as one of the more nutritious proteins in existence.
Whey protein is a common ingredient in formulas, but it is also used by adults on a regular basis. Nowadays, whey protein is available in the form of whey supplements, often used by athletes to gain more muscle or to lose weight, depending on their fitness goals.
Most people are already familiar with sunflower oil, since this product is often found in kitchens. Sunflower oil is made by compressing the seeds of the sunflower, which delivers an oil that can be used for cooking. Naturally, this natural oil is also present in many consumer products, including toddler formula.
We do need to mention that there are many varieties of sunflower oil on the market today. Therefore, the type of sunflower oil and its characteristics will be subject to the sunflower seeds used to make the sunflower oil in the first place. Manufacturers are always experimenting with the amount of oleic acid and linoleic acid in their oils, which are the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Therefore, sunflower oils have evolved considerably since their creation.
As you may know already from our information pages on goat formula, the Oli6 Dairy Goat Formula for toddlers contains good levels of vitamins and minerals. The vitamins and minerals in our goat formula are again derived from the source product – fresh goat’s milk.
There is a reason why Oli6 chose goat’s milk as a source product for the Oli6 Dairy Goat Formula, because goat’s milk is naturally rich in certain vitamins and minerals. More even, compared to regular cow’s milk, goat’s milk contains higher levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium, and these benefits are adopted by the Oli6 goat formula.
Inside our toddler formula, parents can find the following vitamins and minerals that could contribute to the growth and development of their child: sodium ascorbate, vitamin E, niacinamide, thiamine, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D, folic acid, vitamin B12, calcium carbonate, ferric pyrophosphate, zinc oxide and potassium iodide. Naturally, this natural vitamin and mineral content will undoubtedly ensure that your child gets the essential nutrients needed to grow up well.
Are you looking for more information about our toddler formula? Head over to our information pages, where you will find more info on our formula, its benefits and even how our formula is sourced. Our natural formula is one of the advised choices for Australian toddlers, so be sure to check the available information to find out why.
Do you have an additional question about Oli6 formula, but could not find the answer on our information pages? Feel free to contact the Oli6 team via email or telephone to get your questions answered. Alternatively, you could also visit our “resources for parents” pages, where you can find information on introducing your child to a new formula, toddler sleep, mindfulness, toilet training and much more.