The Stock Merchant’s Free Range Chicken, Grass Fed Beef and Traditional Vegetable Stocks and Bone Broths are an excellent way to boost the flavour of homemade baby food. Using stocks or bone broths in baby food not only helps your child develop their sense of taste, it also makes eating more healthy and enjoyable.
The Stock Merchant’s stocks and bone broths are perfect for adding to any homemade baby food including purees, mashes and solid food. Why? Our Free Range Chicken, Grass Fed Beef and Traditional Vegetable Stocks and Free Range Chicken and Grass Fed Beef Bone Broths are the only stocks and bone broths on the market that have no added salt, no yeast extracts and no other flavour enhancers.
This is of vital importance. The maximum recommended amount of salt for babies and small children is:
- up to 12 months – less than 1g of salt a day
- 1 to 3 years – 2g of salt a day
Kidney functions in babies are impaired by excessive levels of sodium, and too much salt in a baby’s diet can lead to ill-health or death.
It is really important when making homemade baby food to avoid using any processed foods that could be high in sodium. It is also important not to use any stocks that have salt added as an ingredient, or have flavour enhancers like yeast extracts.
The Stock Merchant has the lowest amount of salt of any stock on the market. The sodium levels of our traditional stocks are as follows:
- Free Range Chicken Stock – 23mg sodium per 100ml
- Grass Fed Beef Stock – 21mg sodium per 100ml
- Traditional Vegetable Stock – 9mg sodium per 100ml
We also only source our chicken and beef bones from free range, pasture raised and grass fed animals. Absolutely no antibiotics or growth hormones are used and the chickens and steers are raised in natural, humane conditions.
The Stock Merchant range of no-added-salt stocks or bone broths are perfect for using in your homemade baby food in a safe and nutritious manner. Check our products page here for more info!