Mothers & Babies

Getting to know your ingredients – DHA

Parents, we often encountered big jargon behind our food labels. so what exactly are all these ingredients and nutrients that are going into our little bubs’ bodies? One commonly found nutrients which we are familiar would be DHA, but what exactly does it helps in the development?
What is DHA?
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 rich fatty acid that is crucial for optimal growth during infancy and early years of childhood. It is commonly added to infant formula and remains important as a building block for optimal brain health and function across all ages.

Algae V.S. Fish – Which to choose?

You may be aware that like most food, DHA comes from different source. So what set them apart from Algae and Fish?


DHA from Nature One Dairy® Milk Formula

Fish DHA powder with good encapsulation technique* will not have strong fish smell or taste. The fish oil is encapsulated using advanced processing technique. Sensory evaluation* and oxidation stability test* of the ingredient are carried out throughout the entire shelf life.

Nature One Dairy® uses high quality and stable DHA powder only from approved sources and processed technique. Our DHA comes from tuna oil and all the refined oils sourced are very thoroughly checked for carryover residues. Heavy metals including Mercury are tested (to <0.001ppm) by the manufacturer before the ingredient (DHA) is released. The patented micro encapsulation technology allows up to a 50% oil payload with superior odour and taste masking.

Moreover, gas flushing and can sealing processes in Nature One Dairy® milk formula brings the oxygen level to below 3% inside a sealed can. This ensures minimal oxidation of ingredients in its formula and hence does not alter the milk powder smell or taste.

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*encapsulation technique: to protect ingredients to convert liquid components into solid particles and provide a mean for controlled release
*sensory evaluation: scientific method to measure, analyse and interpret responses to products through sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. 
*oxidation stability test: chemical reaction that occurs with a combination of the lipid and oxygen.