All the best nature has to offer is what we want for our growing children’s bodies. Beginning at infancy, we take special care in monitoring every morsel that enters their tiny mouths. Rustichella d’Abruzzo and Pons understand a parent’s desire to feed their children foods that are easy to digest, as well as being nutritious. It is with this knowledge that both companies have created a line just for kids.
Mediterranean culture includes extra virgin olive oil as an essential ingredient to include in babies’ and kid’s diets. Medical reports support the nutritional benefits of EVOO, recommending its use from 7 months old, citing vitamin E uptake, obesity prevention, stimulating bone growth, gastric anti-inflammatory effect, and contributing to neuro-cerebral development.
Pons EVOO for Babies and Kids have a neutral and soft scent and flavor that is not overpowering. With a low acidic level, it is perfect for introducing babies and young children to the flavor and nutritional benefits of olive oils, instilling in them the foundation of the Mediterranean diet. Available for children under 3 years of age or 3 to 7 years of age.
The ZeroTre line of pastas by Rustichella d’Abruzzo promotes the principles of the Mediterranean diet; healthy, natural foods full of protein, vitamins, and minerals and include an abundance of vegetables and leafy greens. The tiny pasta, or pastina, are made with 100% organic durum wheat semolina and are cut into appealing shapes like stars, little rigatoni, rings or the alphabet and may include organic vegetable purees like carrot, spinach, or zucchini. Preparation is simple when added to meat or vegetable stock or boiled in water for under 10 minutes and served with a drizzle of olive oil or butter and cheese.