Nestle To Release Vegan Baby Formula!

by | July 6, 2018

New Vegan Baby Formula To Hit Shelves

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Nestlé, one of the biggest food companies, has submitted a patent to develop a vegan infant formula. The new vegan formula will be produced from potato protein microparticles and will be hypoallergenic and cost-effective to produce. The vegan baby formula, which will be suitable for all babies under the age of twelve months, is suitable for vegans, and children who suffer from cow’s milk allergies also. Nestlé maintains that its product is unique as it is minimally processed; existing products use hypoallergenic formulas but their proteins are “highly processed” which affects cost and taste. “Accordingly, there is a significant need for nutritional compositions for infants that comprise less potential allergens, and preferably which require minimal processing, have good taste and have low cost,” Nestlé wrote in its patent filing. “In particular, there is a need for infant formulas that are suitable for administration to infants with cow’s milk protein allergy.” The point out that other infant formulas, that are soy or rice based, are not suitable for babies due to allergic concerns, and this vegan formula will be fifty to ninety-five percent potato microparticles for the protein source.

If released, this will be the first vegan infant formula, that is available commercially in the United States and Canada – where parents were forced to source vegan baby formula overseas at a costly endeavor before. A vegan baby formula was something that used to be thought of an impossibility, but now as the world is changing. We are seeing an emerging market and need for parents who want to move away from traditional cows milk based formula, especially considering the health implications of drinking cows milk, and more people are becoming aware of the ethical implications of drinking milk from another species. Raise Vegan, and the largest vegan parenting community worldwide, Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting, has seen a tremendous shift in the last few years, where vegan parents are growing by the thousands on a monthly basis, has witnessed the demand for vegan baby formula grow, with CEO Emily Wood at the helm. Raise Vegan Magazine, which was debuted at the start of 2018 grew from a few dozen members to thousands of parents worldwide demanding more plant-based options for their families.

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