Organic Quality • Good Nutrition • Competitive Price
High quality ingredients promote good health, strong growth and make better tasting products. That’s why Nature’s One® takes pride in offering PediaSmart® that contains top quality ingredients with natural flavors & colors and no chemical processing.
Nature’s One® is serious about good nutrition because we know kids who drink PediaSmart® tend to skip meals or are fussy eaters. Some kids are in need of added calories or even use PediaSmart® as their sole source of nutrition.†
Check out the links below to learn more about the ingredients used in PediaSmart® and how they compare to the competition. You may also conveniently compare each nutrient in PediaSmart®Soy to soy milk brands and Bright Beginning® Soy .
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- INGREDIENT FACTS
- Ingredient List
- Allergen Information
- Essential Fatty Acids
- DHA & ARA Fatty Acids
- Soy Protein
Vanilla PediaSmart® Soy Ingredients: Organic Rice Oligodextrin, Organic Evaporated Cane Syrup, Organic Soy Protein Concentrate, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla, Calcium Phosphate, Natural Flavors, Magnesium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Bitartrate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Phosphate, Organic Soy Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid, Taurine, Natural Vitamin E Acetate, Ferrous Sulfate, Inositol, Biotin, L-Carnitine, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Phytonadione (Vit. K1), Zinc Oxide, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Thiamin Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Copper Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Potassium lodide, Sodium Selenate, Folic Acid, Chromium Chloride, Sodium Molybdate.
Contains soy and coconut ingredients
Free of Dairy, Lactose, Gluten, and Corn. Made without GMO ingredients and contains no palm olein oil, no hexane processed oils, and no peanut.
|PediaSmart® Soy Vanilla||Organic Rice Oligodextrin|
Organic Evaporated Cane Syrup
|Bright Beginnings® Soy Vanilla||Sugar (Sucrose), Maltodextrin (Corn)|
PediaSmart® Soy does not contain table sugar (refined white sugar). The sources of carbohydrate in PediaSmart® Soy are organic rice oligodextrin and organic evaporated cane syrup. This proprietary carbohydrate blend in PediaSmart® Soy provides a steady supply of energy without any artificial stimulants.
The organic rice oligodextrin is a bland tasting carbohydrate, is one-fifth as sweet as sucrose, and provides minimal sweetness to PediaSmart® Soy. Organic rice oligodextrin is made from organic whole rice using a natural hydrolysis process without the use of acids, alkalis or sulfites.
The organic evaporated cane syrup has a higher sweetness level than organic rice oligodextrin, but offers the benefit of being organic and not highly processed like table sugar or corn syrup. This combination of organic rice oligodextrin and organic evaporated cane syrup gives PediaSmart® Soy its pleasant, but not too sweet, flavor enjoyed by children.
Organic rice is grown by certified organic rice growers without synthetic fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, and growth regulators. The organic growth process relies on crop rotations, legumes, green manures, mineral bearing rocks and biological pest control to maintain healthy soils, provide the rice plants with nutrients, and minimize insects, weeds and other pests.
Organic evaporated cane syrup, a simple sugar, is a minimally processed organic sweetener with a light tan natural color and a neutral pleasant flavor which can be used as a substitute for refined white sugar. Organic evaporated cane syrup is not bleached or decolorized like refined white table sugar. Organic evaporated cane syrup comes from organic sugar cane grown under strict organic guidelines. The land must be free of herbicides, pesticides and chemicals. It is non-GMO. When the mature organic sugar cane is ready for harvest, it is "green cut" rather than burned to prevent pollution. Furthermore, "green cut" harvesting results in the tops and leaves of the plant being left in the field to return nutrients to the soil. A natural ground cover for weed control also results. This type of farming has a positive impact on the environment.
PediaSmart® Soy contains 31 grams of carbohydrate per 8 fluid ounce serving.
Essential Fatty Acids
|Brand||Essential Fatty Acids Source|
|PediaSmart® Soy Vanilla||Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil|
|Bright Beginnings® Soy Vanilla||High Oleic (Safflower or Sunflower) Oil, Soy Oil, Medium Chain Triglycerides|
The proprietary fat blend in PediaSmart® Soy consists of organic high oleic sunflower and/or safflower oil, organic soybean oil, and organic coconut oil. These oils provide an appropriate level of alpha-linolenic and linoleic fatty acids that the human body can convert to DHA and ARA; fatty acids known to support brain and eye retina development. In addition, this oil blend provides a good source of mono- and polyunsaturated heart healthy fats.
All of these organic oils used in PediaSmart® Soy are expeller-expressed. This is a natural process that basically presses the oil from the high oleic sunflower, soybean or coconut.
Conventionally processed oils use hexane solvents to extract the oils. This harsh process then requires the oil to be flashed with fire to burn off the hexane solvents. Hexane residues can remain in the finished oils. We believe that hexane has no place in a child’s diet – even if only a residue. Also, USDA organic rules prohibit the use of solvent-extracted vegetable oils. So PediaSmart® Soy would not be labeled organic if we selected conventionally processed vegetable oils. Coconut oil is a source of medium chain triglycerides, an easily digested type of fat. PediaSmart® Soy contains organic coconut oil rather than processed medium chain triglycerides.
The amounts of linoleic fatty acid and linolenic fatty acid in PediaSmart® Soy are appropriate to support a child’s growth and development:
PediaSmart® Soy contains 9 grams of fat per 8 ounce serving.
PediaSmart® Soy contains 1500 milligrams of linoleic fatty acid and 175 milligrams of alpha-linolenic fatty acid per 8 ounce serving.
DHA & ARA Fatty Acids
|Brand||DHA Fatty Acid Source|
|PediaSmart® Soy Vanilla||N/A|
|Bright Beginnings® Soy Vanilla||DHA Algal Oil (a source of Docosahexaenoic Acid)|
PediaSmart® Soy contains the precursor essential fatty acids, linolenic acid and linoleic acid, which the body uses to make the non-essential fatty acids, DHA and ARA. The body cannot make the essential fatty acids and they must be supplied by ingesting foods containing them. The amounts of linoleic fatty acid and linolenic fatty acid in PediaSmart® Soy are appropriate to support a child’s growth and development.
Other nutritional beverages add DHA to their product that is derived from algae (C. Chonii Oil). The process used to make the DHA from the algae uses hexane solvents, acid and bleach.* This source of DHA made by Martek Biosciences Corporation is also known as DHASCO® (DHA Single Cell Oil) or life’sDHA™. We are concerned about the serious issues raised by the Cornucopia Institute regarding this particular source of DHA and would never use an ingredient like this in our products. For additional information about the concern over this algal source of DHA, you may wish to visit the Cornucopia Institute’s website at www.cornucopia.org.
PediaSmart®Soy contains 1500 milligrams of linoleic fatty acid and 175 milligrams of linolenic fatty acid per 8 ounce serving.
*Sam Zeller, Ph.D.; Martek Biosciences Corporation, Food & Drug Administration Agency Response Letter, GRAS Notice No. GRN 000137
|Brand||Soy Protein Source|
|PediaSmart® Soy Vanilla||Organic Soy Protein Concentrate|
|Bright Beginnings® Soy Vanilla||Soy Protein Isolate|
The protein source in PediaSmart® Soy is organic soy protein concentrate. Organic soy protein concentrate is produced by using organic soybeans from which the bran, carbohydrates (sugars), and most of the soy oil have been removed using a natural water extraction process. This organic compliant process is unlike the production of soy protein isolates, which undergo a lengthy manufacturing process using chemicals such as acid, alcohol or hexane. No harsh chemicals are used during the processing of organic soy protein concentrate. PediaSmart® Soy retains the natural benefits of the whole soybean protein as nature intended. We believe this provides balance among the vitamins and minerals naturally found in our soy protein. Most formulas and complete nutrition beverages contain soy protein isolates that chemically remove all the naturally occurring components of the soybean except the protein, manganese and phytoestrogens. Of course, because of these processes, soy protein isolates are never organic! The organic soy protein concentrate used in PediaSmart® Soy is highly digestible and well tolerated. It is a complete protein that can serve as a sole source of protein intake for adults and children.
PediaSmart® Soy contains 7 grams of protein per 8 fluid ounce serving.
*Not intended for infants less than 12-months of age.
† May be used as a sole source of nutrition or in a feeding tube under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
Bright Beginnings® Soy Vanilla is a registered trademark of PBM Products LLC. PediaSure and NutriPals are trademarks of Abbott Laboratories. Carnation Instant Breakfast is a registered trademarks of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.