Fruit Facts

In my series of the topic of fruits I would like to discuss about One fruit which Indians don’t eat but very good for babies is Avocado’s
This fruit is full of nutrition. Avocados are high in fat or to say healthy fat and many health promoting properties. A good source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, foliate, copper, and contain more potassium than a medium banana- 877 grams of potassium in one avocado vs 470 grams in a banana. And much less sugar



For most of us who want to know more about the fruit

Here are the nutrition facts
Serving Size 1 cup, pureed (230g)

Amount per serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 319

Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 16g
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g

Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
Thiamin 12% Riboflavin 19%
Niacin 22% Pantothenic Acid 34%
Vitamin B6 33% Potassium 33%
Phosphorus 12% Magnesium 17%
Zinc 10% Copper 20%

To read more about it please check

http://www.peertrainer.com/DFcaloriecounterB.aspx?id=2022

Avocadoes

Avocadoes can be started as early as 4 months (please consult your docter for the age.. As the recommended age to start solids is 6 months).
The best part of giving avocadoes is that it saves your time it need not be cooked at all. My best recipes of avocados is the Avocado smoothie. My kiddo loves this one.

Avocado smoothie

Avocados
Yogurt
Jaggary

Cut and depit the avocadoes and then add yogurt and the jaggary to it and blend them together.

Avocado-Banana

Avocado
Ripe banana

Cut and mash both banana and avocado together. You can add cereals to it. Or is a best evening snack.

Fruits ...

Fruits can be a great source of nutrition for you babies.
We normally introduce fruit to our babies in from of juices which I say is not a good start for the infants... As in juices you remove all the gudness and feed only the sugar so the best way to feed your baby with fruits is by pureeing it and then giving.
You can start giving fruits to your babies from the age of 4 months ( please check with your pediatrics ). To start with you can start with apple sauce, mashed banana, mashed mangoes if in season … almost all fruits can be taken with out cooking for babies but a few like apple pear bearries need to be cooked before you serve them to your babies. you cn find a lot of recipes of fruies in the blog here is one which my baby loves....

Apple sauce:

½ cup water
2-3 medium size apples(pealed, deseeded and diced )
pinch of cinnamon powder

Method:

mix all the ingredient and oil in a large sauce pan till the apples are nicely cooked.
Remove it after cooling puree it and serve to the baby hot or cold as they like.

Can be frozen and stored in the fridge.