Love for the planet
PASSION FOR PORRIDGE
Turtle is a company that likes to do good. Which does good for you, by offering healthy and quality products. But that also does good along the way, before ending up in your bowl.
It is completely foolish to consume more resources than we produce, in addition to having a population in which nutritional requirements are not respected.
Turtle is the tortoise that will beat the hare. In short, we are idealists.
ORGANIC Our products are all composed of ingredients from organic farming. This has a much less harmful impact than conventional agriculture, thanks to its reductions in the use of chemicals and by being less intensive. Groundwater stays clean, bees continue to do their job and you will not find any toxic substances in your breakfast.
VEGAN It is now well known that intensive livestock farming is not only cruel to animals, but also catastrophic for our environment. In our products, you will never find any ingredients of animal origin, except for the name :)
A truly healthy diet
We support "HEALTHY EATING" until death. Well, let's not get into that, because we would like to continue eating porridge for a few years more at least. But here's what we stand for with each of our products.
UNPROCESSED We use whole oats that are simply "flattened" to make flakes. The seeds are the same as when they are on the plant and the fruits are just dried. You will not find much else, excepting some good dark chocolate, in our porridges.
NO ADDED SUGAR, no honey, no coconut flower nectar, no syrup of anything. No added sugar, that's it. Cakes and sweets are allowed, but occasionally, for special occasions. However added sugar has no place in a healthy breakfast, especially for our children. On the contrary, breakfast is the energy base of the day. It needs to be healthy and satisfying.
But don't despair, our recipes contain fruit: so there's really no need to add sugar!
100% NATURAL You will not find anything else in our porridges besides cereals, seeds, fruits and dark chocolate. Nothing else. That means no salt, no added sugars, no flavour enhancers, no flavourings, no preservatives. Our products are clean, or in other words: #eatclean
Oats are gluten-free anyway, which makes them particularly digestible. Of course, once we put the "no wheat" logo on our boxes, it means that the gluten content has been tested and is certified to be below 20 mg/kg.
Due to crop rotation, scattering from one field to another at the time of harvest, possible contact during transport, handling and storage, foreign grains containing gluten, i.e. wheat, rye and barley and subspecies thereof may become mixed with oats. This is known as cross-contamination, which is enough to raise the gluten level of oats above the allowed threshold. It is an unfortunate contamination because oats do not naturally contain gluten!
Turtle gluten-free porridges are produced with oats that are guaranteed gluten free. Specifically, oats are isolated from gluten sources throughout the production chain, from the field to the packaging in sealed bags to eliminate any risk of cross-contamination. Analyses are regularly carried out to check the purity of the oat grains and that they do not exceed the authorised rates of gluten
Oats are an important source of whole grains and fibre a feature that is further enhanced in the case of a gluten-free diet, that is, without the addition of whole grains in the form of whole-grain bread.
Thanks to the high nutritional value of oats, Organic Classic Glutenfree, Superfood Glutenfree and Choco Banana Turtle porridge are an important addition to a gluten-free diet. Made from bran and whole-grain oatmeal, gluten-free Turtle porridges are an all-natural source of whole grain cereals and fibre, so they can be safely consumed by people with digestive system hypersensitivity or celiac disease.
Gluten-intolerant people will be better advised to wait for the inflammation to subside or completely disappear before consuming gluten-free oats. Most doctors recommend to leave one year of immunity in order to fully recover. At that point, gluten-free oats are usually digested without problems.
We suggest you go to The Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS) to find more information and your own national association: www.aoecs.org/