Perfect nutrition during infancy is important for health and well-being throughout life. Infants are preferentially breastfed during the first four to six months for optimal growth, development and health. However, substitutes such as milk powder exist. After four to sixmonths, to meet their evolving nutritional requirements, infants can eat safe and appropriate complementary foods. In our continuous aim to be able to serve the biggest part of the population well with our products we decided to introduce the ARMANTI baby cereals.
The ARMANTI baby cereals come from a mix of carefully selected ingredients. The ARMANTI baby cereals are produced at a plant in Belgium with cutting edge of technology, with a rapid mixing, drying and fully automated packaging system. Consumer safety and full compliance with European standards are our priorities. The production plant brings great importance to the quality of its products. This is why the controls are very strict on the entire production chain, from receipt of raw materials to delivery of finished products.
The ARMANTI baby cereals are free from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) including ingredients, additives, flavours, auxiliary catalytic agents and carrier substances. Furthermore, the ARMANTI baby cereals are guaranteed without ionization and without pesticides and contaminants. The production of the ARMANTI baby cereals is in accordance with European Regulation regarding the following topics: heavy metals, mycotoxins, radiation, antibiotics and medicines residues, pesticides (1881/2006). Pesticides level on food products destined to infant and young children are inferior to the limit of quantification.
The ARMANTI baby cereals meet strict requirements in terms of microbiology to ensure healthy and high quality products. During production, many samples are collected and analysed, to ensure the absence of any environmental contamination. Also all allergens are analysed and controlled during the production.
Cereals are main foods in almost all populations. Those that contribute significantly to nutrition are wheat, buckwheat, barley, rye, oats and rice. In general, grains contain 65 to 75% of their total weight in the form of carbohydrates, 6 to 12% in the form of proteinand 1.5% in the form of fat. The majority of the carbohydrate is present as starch, but cereals are also an important source of fiber and contain simple sugars (WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2003).
ARMANTI has chosen to develop a range of products from cereals, in order to offer the baby the opportunity to discover new tastes, flavours and textures. The ARMANTI baby cereals are actually available in the following varieties : RICE, WHEAT and WHEAT AND FRUITS