Why Astra is your best choice?
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  • Which vitamins are present in Astra?
    Vitamin A, D are present in Astra and with a serving of 20% Astra fulfill 33% of your kids daily vitamin A and D requirement.
  • Are they naturally available or added?
    Spreads contain Vitamin A, D, which are fat soluble vitamins which are added for fortifications as per requirement of the country.
  • Will spreading with Astra help my child to grow taller?
    No, they won’t grow taller by consuming Astra. However, essential fats do support the growth and development of children into healthy adults.
  • Why are vitamins A and D important for children?
    • Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and normal vision. In addition, vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
    • Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, normal muscle function and normal teeth. Also, vitamin D contributes to normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus, contributes to the normal function of the immune system, and has a role in the process of cell division.
  • Where can I find the nutritional information and ingredients of Astra?
    All of these information can be found on the Astra packaging.
  • What antioxidant does Astra have?
    Every margarine / fat spread contains anti-oxidents which help them not to get rancid over time. Back in 2011 Astra contained an anti-oxidant in the formula called TBHQ (E319) . This was an approved anti-oxidant under the Sri Lankan food regulation and was not a harmful ingredient. But did not come under the foods for infants and young children. This was picked up by the PHI and requested Astra to state in the labelling as "Astra is not suitable for children below 3 years".

    But upon this the company, decided to remove this anti-oxidant completely from the product with immediate effect. There after Astra was not having this ingredient in the product and this was replaced by a natural ingredient in the name of Rosemary extract which is stated in the ingredient panel. Rosemary extract is approved by the Food Advisory committee as an ingredient that is good for everyone in the family including infants and young children. Upon the change Astra was approved and endorsed as a product suitable for everyone in the family. Back in 2011 when Astra was with Unilever product contained an anti-oxidant in the formula as TBHQ (E319). While this is an approved anti oxidant under the food regulation it does not under the foods for infants and young children. This was taken by the PHI as a non-conformance as Astra could be given by the moms for infants and asked the company to state in the labeling as "Astra is not suitable for children below 3 years".

    Upon this the company, at the time Unilever decided to remove this anti-oxidant from the product with immediate effect. There onwards Astra is not having this ingredient in the product and this was replaced by a natural ingredient in the name of Rosemary extract which is stated in the ingredient panel which is suitable for everyone in the family. The same was approved and endorsed by the Food Advisory committee as well.