A HEALTHY
GUT MICROBIOME

We believe that the well-balanced nutritients that we carefully selected in our foods can have an impact in the future healthy development for your little ones.

What the Scientific evidence say about Quinoa?

Quinoa, an edible, grain-like crop from the Andes region of South America, is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and contains several prebiotics, which promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. It possesses the capability to modify gut microbiota, and the consumption of Quinoa can have a positive
impact on the maintenance of intestinal ecosystems.

We know that diet can directly influence our gut microbiome from infancy, and for this reason, Quinoa, which is packed with microbiome-friendly compounds, provides a perfect first weaning food.
Source: Scientific Reports, Nature Research.

Quinoa can support the immune system to fight off infections

Fatty Acids

Quinoa is rich in essential fatty
acids like linoleic acid and
linoleneic acid, which play
important roles in immunity and
inflammation

Polysaccharides

Quinoa has polysaccharides that have been shown to exhibit immune enhancing activities, including phagocytic (bug destroying) functions of white blood cells
Phytoecdysteroids

Among edible agricultural crops, quinoa seeds contain the highest levels of phytoecdysteroids; steroid  molecules which have immunomodulatory properties

Sources: Graf et al, Compr Rev Food Sci Food Saf., 2015; Fan et al, Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2019; Marino et al,
Animals 2018; Yao et al, J Food Sci 2014.

DID YOU KNOW Quinoa promotes the growth of good gut bacteria for healthy child development and absorption of nutrients?

Research shows that Quinoa leads to balanced gut microbiota and plenty of
healthy microbes!

The effects of Quinoa on human gut microbes was first tested back in 2016; a group of scientists observed that Quinoa increased the presence of “good bacteria” that are known to promote health.

Bacteroides-
Prevotella

Lactobacillus
Atopobium
Bifidobacteruim

Bifidobacterium is the dominant bacteria in the breastfed infant gut; at 6-month-old the gut contains mostly Bifidobacterium, Collinsella, or Bacteroides

Quinoa as a Prebiotic: prebiotic foods help to feed healthy microbes in the gut, and their
benefits are often measured by an increase in Bifidobacteria. Research shows that Quinoa
helps to increase Bifidobacteria!

Sources: Gullon et al, Food & Function 2016; Milani et al, Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 2017; Rautava et al, Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatl 2012.

GOOD GUT BACTERIA
INCREASED BY QUINOA

Meet our Lovely Science and Nutrition Team

Innovation and
Research

Joao Incio
M.D. Ph.D.

Joao is a former general medicine physician with extensive scientific research conducted at Harvard Medical School on the impact of metabolism in disease progression. Joao has business strategy training in Life Sciences obtained as a consultant at L.E.K. Consulting, and is passionate for promotion of plant-based diets as a means to achieve a disease-free lifestyle.

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Catherine Jeans
DipION mBANT
CNHC

Registered Nutritionist and Family Health Specialist Catherine is one of the most reputable Nutritional Therapists in the UK, Author, and speaker who graduated from the highly acclaimed Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, and a mother of 3!

Sensory experience

Adriana Calvimontes
Food Science
Engineer

Adriana has 12 years of experience in Research and Development as a Manager specialized in food development with Ancient grains. Specialized R&D advisor across Peru, the USA, and Europe. In her entire career, she has developed innovative healthy formulas for a broad range of food categories, making a real contribution to a healthy lifestyle worldwide. Adriana is a dedicated entrepreneur and a mother of 2 children!

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Giancarlo Lazo
Co-Founder and Food
Science Director

An award-winning food engineer recognized by SIP Awards an international competition based in the US. Gian Carlo has vast expertise in developing high-quality products, focused on functional properties in child nutrition, exporting several products to the EU and the US markets, making a contribution to nurture to our society with ancient foods. He is Adriana’s husband and a proud father of Benjamin and Agustin.