The story of Kabrita begins over 100 years ago in 1897, when Hyproca Nutrition, the manufacturer of Kabrita, started to process high quality goat milk from their own goat farms in their first factory. Hyproca Nutrition specialized into dairy products for the Dutch market. The name Kabrita is derived from the Spanish word ‘Cabrito’, which means ‘little goat’.
When it comes to milk and dairy products, most people automatically tend to think about cow milk. This is especially the case when it comes to baby and toddler nutrition. However, goat milk is the most consumed milk in large areas of the world, and its popularity is on the rise globally. We have learned in the last years, there are gentler alternatives available than cow milk. Goat milk not only provides all the nutrition of cow milk, but even more nutrition! Kabrita goat milk is naturally gentle and easy to digest.
Today Kabrita produces a large range of dairy products, ranging from fresh-liquid to dried-powdered products and from general milk and butter to specialized infant baby formulas.
Why Kabrita goat milk?
Kabrita goat milk is naturally easy to digest
Kabrita goat milk has a unique fat and protein composition, which makes it naturally easy to digest. The smaller fat globules and relatively high amounts of short- and medium-chain fatty acids found in goat milk are relatively easy for the body to break down. In addition the low amount of αs1-casein protein in goat milk helps to form a softer curd in the stomach and pass through the digestive system more gently.
Kabrita goat milk naturally contains high levels of important nutrients
Kabrita goat milk contains high levels of important nutrients, including vitamins (A, D, B1, B2 and B12), minerals (calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and iodine), proteins and fatty acids. It also naturally contains a high concentration of nucleotides, which help to support the immune system and cell growth. Due to its ease of digestion , the body can break down and absorb these nutrients in an efficient way.
Kabrita goat milk naturally has a deliciously mild taste
One of the most underestimated advantages of goat milk is its great taste. Kabrita goat milk has a distinctive mild taste, which is different from other types of milk. Consumers that have tried Kabrita goat milk often describe the taste of goat milk as being mild, light, fresh and absolutely delicious. The excellent taste of Kabrita’s goat milk products is also supported by the fact that only the highest quality goat milk is used.
Kabrita “Gentle Nutrition”
Kabrita products are packed with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and/or prebiotic fibers. Here’s an overview of what these vital nutrients can offer:
Vitamins are needed to support a healthy growth and development. Kabrita goat milk is naturally rich in vitamin A, D, B1, B2 and B12. In addition, Kabrita’s goat milk nutritional products have been supplemented to ensure each target group gets the vitamins needed in optimal levels.
Minerals (just like vitamins) are needed by our body to support healthy growth and development. Kabrita goat milk is a natural source of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and iodine. But just like with vitamins, other minerals might be added to Kabrita´s goat milk nutritional products to ensure each target group gets the minerals needed in optimal levels.
Fatty acids (DHA & AA)
DHA and AA are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that support the natural growth and development of the brain and eyes. The body needs these healthy unsaturated fatty acids, but often does not produce enough on its own. Breast milk naturally contains these fatty acids and they are also added to Kabrita goat milk formulas to ensure young children get a sufficient amount of them as well.
Prebiotic fiber (FOS & GOS)
FOS and GOS are prebiotic fibers that stimulate the growth and activity of healthy gut bacteria. Prebiotic fibers are important for the human body, because they support the natural immune system and help to keep the intestinal health in balance. Breast milk naturally contains prebiotic fibers and Kabrita’s goat milk formulas are also enhanced with FOS and/or GOS prebiotic fibers.
Kabrita additional ingredients enhancement.
It takes time for childrens’ digestive systems to fully develop, so Kabrita gives it support along the way. Formula also provides additional nutrition for toddlers, who can be notoriously picky eaters. Kabrita goat milk formulas have been enhanced with additional ingredients to support the digestive system of babies and toddlers.
Added goat whey protein
Milk naturally contains two types of protein, namely casein and whey. Of the two, whey protein are the easiest to break down. Breast milk naturally contains a relatively high amount of whey protein (around 60 %) to support infants’ delicate digestive systems. Because goat milk (and cow milk) only contain about 20% whey protein, Kabrita adds additional goat whey protein to Kabrita’s goat milk formulas to further improve its digestibility.
DigestX OPO-fat blend
The goat milk formulas of Krabitas are enhanced with their registered DigestX OPO-fat blend. This is a unique blend of good fatty acids, that have been inspired by the fatty acid profile of human milk. Most other formulas use a blend of fatty acids that have a different fatty acid profile and are therefore harder to digest. Also OPO fats are used in DigestX and have a fatty acid profile that is similar to the fats found in breast milk. This supports your little ones energy and calcium levels, and improves intestinal health, reducing the incidence of constipation.
The Kabrita goat milk baby formulas combine the natural benefits of easy to digest goat milk with modern-day formulations based on the latest nutritional insights. Each Kabrita goat milk baby formula has been adjusted to meet the nutritional requirements for a specific stage in your baby’s or toddler’s development.