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Can I give Barley to baby? | Homemade Barley Recipes for babies, toddlers & kids

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Barley recipes for babies, toddlers, kids can i give barley baby

Its good to introduce babies to different wholesome grains other than getting obsessed with rice or wheat. Barley is a very versatile grain which can be used to make cereals, porridges, khichdi, soups and salads. Barley is also used to make Breads. The soft, gooey consistency of this grain Barley makes it a great food to offer to babies. Barley also called as Jau in hindi has many health benefits to offer.

When can I introduce Barley to my baby?

Barley is less allergenic and hence can be introduced at 6 months after introducing other basic foods like fruits and vegetables. As I’ve mentioned earlier the soft and gooey texture of the Barley makes it a comfortable baby food. You can start with barley cereal and then move on to other recipes including barley as shown below. Barley contains gluten, very limited compared to wheat, hence if there is any history of celiac disease or gluten allergy in the family, its best avoided.

How to choose Barley for Babies?

Pearl barley or hulled barley are best to be used for babies when compared to the whole barley with husk. Pearl barley are round in shape are easy and quick to cook. Its best to purchase organic barley for babies always. Barley are also called as Jau in hindi.

Health Benefits of Barley for Babies

  1. Barley is rich in dietary fiber and hence easily digestible for babies and keeps the intestine healthy.
  2. Barley boosts iron absorption in the blood as it contains significant amount of copper.
  3. Anti fungal properties of barley are well known as they contain biochemicals to fight against fungus.
  4. Barley strengthens bones and prevents osteoporosis as it contains phosphorus which also important like calcium for healthy bones.
  5. Barley regulates excess production of bile acids and hence promotes liver health.
  6. Barley contains good amount of protein too.

Barley Recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Barley recipes for babies, toddlers, kids can i give barley baby

 

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Barley Recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Barley Recipes for Babies, Kids and Family

Healthy and nutritious recipes using barley for babies, kids and family

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine:Indian

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Video: Barley Recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Barley Recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Barley Recipes for Babies, Kids and Family

Healthy and nutritious recipes using barley for babies, kids and family

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine:Indian

Ingredients

Method

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