Peas and applesauce -- Beech-Nut Nutrition puts them in jars for baby's lunch or baby's finger-painting. As one of the top branded baby food makers (along with Gerber and Heinz), Beech-Nut Nutrition hopes baby will open up wider for their airplane. In addition to jars of pureed fruits, vegetables, meats, and meals, the company makes instant and jarred cereals, meals, plus juices and water for the youngest palates. It offers more than 150 baby and toddler food products; it was the first baby food manufacturer to offer products (beginning in 2002) containing DHA, an essential fatty acid found in human breast milk. Beech-Nut is owned by Swiss branded-food manufacturer Hero.