Rice is used as staple by half of the world's population and has a long tradition in cultivation. Only wholegrain rice contains all eight essential amino acids as well as necessary vitamins and minerals. The rice Holle uses for the Holle Organic Rice Baby Porridge is grown in a dry process in Italy (as opposed to in paddy fields). Holle Organic Rice Baby Porridge can be given as one of the first grains to your baby when you start weaning. It is gluten free, easy to digest and quick to prepare with breast milk, formula milk, or even plain water. It can be used in many different dishes during the whole weaning process.Holle organic baby porridges are now CO2 neutral.