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Why does palm oil make sense in baby food?


Palm oil is a good raw material - because it contains important components for the healthy development of your baby.

Our aim is to make our starting milk as similar to breast milk as possible.

An important component of breast milk is fat, in this case palmitic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid), which is the predominant fatty acid in breast milk.

In addition, palm oil offers a good ratio of saturated to unsaturated fatty acids. There is actually no better oil that meets the scientific and nutritional recommendations as well as palm oil. With regard to the very good compatibility of our products, the fat composition is also an important component. That is why we made a conscious decision to continue to use palm oil as a component in our oil blends, which also consists of sunflower and rapeseed oil. You have probably heard of the unsaturated fatty acids that are considered healthy. But with our baby food it is important to have the right mix of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.

Is Coconut Oil an Alternative?


Now you are probably wondering why we then use palmitic acid from palm oil and not, for example, coconut oil. Coconut oil is out of the question for us because the fatty acid composition is not suitable for babies and a lot more space is used for cultivation.

Unfortunately, palm oil has a very bad reputation as it is added to many industrially manufactured foods.

Sustainable organic palm oil


But we only use organic palm oil, which is produced fairly and sustainably. Cultivation, harvest and production differ significantly from conventional palm oil products.

Our palm oil supplier must meet the requirements of the EU organic regulation. For example, no artificial fertilizers and pesticides may be used in the cultivation of our organic palm oil. Our supplier is also a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and co-founder of the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG). This group has committed itself to going beyond the RSPO requirements with regard to environmental protection and social production.

This clearly means that there is no deforestation and that social standards for the workers are being met. The points of criticism of the production of conventional palm oil therefore do not apply to our organic palm oil.

It's all in the mix


Since we have made it our mission to only allow the best for our baby milk, we do not only rely on the analyzes of our partners. We examine the palm oil supplied, as well as the sunflower and rapeseed oil, which also ends up in the milk, in our own laboratory. In addition, the oil mixture is carefully examined by an independent laboratory for e.g. 3-MCPD and glycidyl ester.

We only use organic palm oil in our milk because we want to do everything we can for our little customers so they may grow up healthy and happy! 

 


 

Do you have any more questions about palm oil in Töpfer baby food?

​​​​Then just call our parenting service on 08374 / 934-222 or write us a message using the contact form.

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