Our Ingredients

Our Ingredients

Unveiling the Magic Behind Petite Eats Food Ingredients and why we use them...

Petite Eats uses a vast array of delicious ingredients that have been specifically chosen for your little ones for a number of reasons. First and foremost, they a highly nutritious and an ideal choice for young children. They also taste fantastic which is of course something we had to get right from the start.

So let's delve into some of the amazing ingredients we have chosen to use in our food products, including our Smoothie Mixes, Cereal, Meal Add-in and Instant Puree Powders

Quinoa Powder 

Let's start by unravelling the magic locked within the ingredient we use across all our products - quinoa. This powerhouse of nutrition is more effective than it's given credit for. The real wonder is found once you delve deeper into its nutritional content

A potent plant source of complete proteins, quinoa is the perfect choice to empower Petite Eats' customers with an extra protein punch in every bite - which is vital for growing kids. Chock full of essential amino acids, it holds a significant position in the plant-based food world. But its wonders don't stop with proteins. 

Quinoa powder brings a rich assortment of health-promoting phytonutrients including antioxidants. This means, not only is your body's nutritional need satiated, but your cells also enjoy protection against the damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants further aid in reducing inflammation, thereby contributing to overall wellbeing. 

Quinoa, renowned for its high fibre content, serves as a powerhouse ingredient, not only aiding digestion but ensuring your bodily functions remain balanced. This nutrient-packed grain infuses a delicate nutty flavour into Petite Eats' products, adding a delightful twist while promoting wellness and nourishment. An ingredient that’s yummy and health-enhancing! 



Hemp, often mistaken as just another member of the cannabis family, has long been grown for its fibre and seeds, which are remarkably nutritious. 

Hulled Hemp Seeds - don't let the tiny size of these seeds fool you. They are a powerhouse of nutrients, loaded with essential fatty acids, protein and various minerals. They are especially beneficial for those who lead an active lifestyle due to their muscle repair and energy-boosting elements. 

Hemp Protein Powder - this miraculous ingredient is a complete protein derived from the seeds of the hemp plant. It contains all nine essential amino acids, which our bodies can't produce on their own. It's an excellent alternative protein source for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet. 

Camu Camu 

Camu Camu is an exceptional ingredient that comes from the Amazon rainforest. This small berry is a potent superfood, packed to the brim with vitamin C. Not only that, but it also offers a host of other essential nutrients, such as iron, niacin, riboflavin, and phosphorus. Best known for its potential benefits to the immune system, it’s a fantastic addition to any diet. 


This exotic Peruvian fruit is a top pick for Petite Eats. Lucuma carries a sweet, creamy flavour that makes it a tantalising addition to our recipes. Its nutritional profile is also impressive, boasting high amounts of beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein. Lucuma, despite its sweetness, has a low glycaemic index, meaning it is beneficial for blood sugar control. It's another magic ingredient contributing to the nutritive power of our meals.

Kumara (Sweet Potato)

You've probably had a fair few roast or boiled kumaras in your time, but we've also found a way of sneaking them into the Petite Eats food range - in particular our Instant Puree Powders? That vibrant orange ingredient you're seeing isn't just for colour. It's boosting your nutrition in a big way! 

Kumara are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a type of antioxidant that the body can convert into vitamin A. This nutrient plays a crucial role in promoting good vision, strengthening the immune system, and promoting healthy skin. And that's not all, this magic vegetable is also packed with Vitamins C, E and B6, essential for various bodily functions. 


 Bursting with vibrant golden flesh and a distinctive tangy-sweet flavour, New Zealand-grown Golden Kiwifruit is a taste sensation that also packs a serious nutritional punch. 

But Petite Eats didn't just choose Kiwifruit for its taste. Think of this wonder fruit as your gut's best friend. Because of its impressive fibre content, Kiwifruit helps to promote healthy digestion and keep your little ones bowel movements regular. When you use Petite Eats product infused with Kiwifruit, you're giving your family's system a digestive boost.


Let's talk about linseeds, also known as flaxseeds. These tiny golden gems are not just for attractive sprinkles on top of your bread slice, they carry a whole parcel of health benefits for you! 

Rich in dietary fibre, both soluble and insoluble, these seeds assist in maintaining a healthy digestive system. The soluble fibre helps to slow down digestion, thus providing a sense of fullness, while the insoluble fibre adds bulk to the stool, speeding up its passage and thereby speeding up digestion and preventing constipation. 

Say hello to Omega-3 fatty acids! Yes, it's now time to think beyond your fish or seafood. Linseeds are an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. Renowned for the betterment of heart health, these fatty acids reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure. No wonder they say, little things carry significant miracle potentials! 

 Furthermore, linseeds are packed with lignans. Now you may wonder, what are these lignans? Think of them as plant compounds with antioxidant properties. They are believed to provide protection against certain types of cancer and can also serve to balance female hormones. 

So, with Petite Eats, you're not just gaining a delicious and convenient meal option but also a treasure trove of nutritional gains. Now who can resist the magic of these tiny seeds?


This root vegetable, native to the Andes in South America, is often referred to as "Peruvian ginseng", and it's loaded with a multitude of beneficial nutrients and impressive health benefits. 

Petite Eats utilises maca for its nutritional properties - it's rich in protein, dietary fibre, important vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, copper and iron. Perfect for growing little ones.


Ever wondered why Petite Eats lavishes such attention on Blackcurrants in its products? You may recognise the succulent little morsels as a titillating addition to the occasional summer pudding or a sweet drink refreshing enough to bring you profound bliss on a hot day. Yet, they are much more than just a pleasant taste. 

Loaded with vitamin C, blackcurrants are potent little nutrition bombs. Did you know, gram for gram, blackcurrants have significantly more vitamin C than oranges?  Packed with bioflavonoids, antioxidants that enhance the action of vitamin C, blackcurrants offer profound immune support. 

Surprisingly enough, the humble blackcurrant also contributes to eye health. Thanks to high levels of anthocyanins, blackcurrants could well be the superfood your vision has been yearning for. These antioxidants help slow down the ageing of the eyes, reducing the risk of ailments like cataracts and macular degeneration. 

While we're on the topic, let's also address their potential in improving cardiovascular health. Rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), blackcurrants help reduce inflammation in the body. This little nutrient may also decrease blood pressure, and lower the risk of heart diseases. It's like a protective shield for your most crucial organ. 

Chicory Root Fibre (Inulin)

Petite Eats champions the use of Chicory Root Fibre, also known as Inulin. This humble ingredient not only adds a little natural sweetness to our food products, but is also a remarkable source of dietary fibre and is a natural prebiotic.

Primarily sourced from the versatile chicory plant, Inulin is a kind of soluble fibre—a nutrient that is appreciated for its multifaceted health benefits. Think enhanced digestion, optimal heart health and much more. But the magic doesn't stop there — Inulin, being a natural prebiotic, assists in nurturing beneficial gut bacteria. By fostering this well-balanced gut flora, we upgrade our body's overall health and well-being. Imagine the positive energy that comes with a happy gut!