When it comes to children, whatever their age, we always try to give them the best, starting with everyday nutrition.
The choice of Extra Virgin Olive Oil must therefore be as scrupulous and careful as that of all other foods, right from the first days of life.
EVEN DURING BREASTFEEDING, EVO OIL CAN TRANSFER PRECIOUS NUTRIENTS TO THE NEWBORN
Let's start with breastfeeding, such an important and delicate moment for the mother and the baby.
Extra virgin olive oil not only has no effect on the taste of mother's milk, but provides the newborn with precious monounsaturated fatty acids.
Choosing a quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil is therefore an important and responsible choice.
WEENING: PEDIATRICS RECOMMEND EVOO OIL FROM THE FIRST BAPS
Rich in essential fatty acids, anti-oxidant vitamins, extra virgin olive oil is recommended by paediatricians from the beginning of weaning, but why?
First of all, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil does not undergo any refining process since it is obtained directly from olives exclusively with mechanical processes and therefore chemical substances and processes.
Furthermore, its composition is very similar to that of mother's milk in terms of Omega 6 and Omega 3, very precious unsaturated fats that play a very important role in the development of nervous tissue.
We recommend using it raw, especially up to 2 years, it is also ideal for cooking as it has a high smoke point, in fact below 220°C it does not produce toxic substances for the body.
FOR AN EVERYDAY SNACK
Pre-packaged snacks, industrial products, sweets and sugary drinks, the nightmare of all parents and the warning of all paediatricians....
Why not start getting our children used to the more classic bread and oil: two key elements of our Mediterranean diet which also make up the perfect snack.
Why Bread and Oil as a snack?
- it is a complete food, with just one slice you get carbohydrates, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B9, iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium, without saturated fat
- provides significant quantities of vitamin E
- helps digestion and fights constipation
Yes, but which one to choose for the little ones?
For the delicate palate of children, we recommend an Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a sweet and light fruity taste, to gently get them used to the flavor and texture of the oil.
Our Monocultivar Taggiasca is ideal, a delicate oil in which the components of aroma and flavor are light and the value lies in their ability to give the food softness, roundness, tactile harmony, palatability.