CARROTS FOR BABIES – BENEFITS, TIPS & RECIPES
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The health benefits, taste, texture, color of carrot make it the best first food for babies. It is a versatile root used to make salads and soups, as well as a stand-alone vegetable for snacks, side dishes, and essential ingredients in many recipes. So let’s understand what exactly is it about carrots that makes them so beneficial and the best first food/ baby food / finger foods for babies, toddlers & kids.
What is Carrot?
Carrot is a root vegetable usually Orange in color. Purple, black, red, white, and yellow carrots also exists. The taproot of the plant is commonly eaten, although the greens are sometimes eaten as well. Its sweet and mellow taste makes it a perfect first food for your baby.
Carrots are the rich source of Beta – carotene. Carrots are also rich in vitamin A, C, K & B8, pantothenic acid – B5, folate – B9, Minerals like potassium, iron, copper, manganese & Calcium and rich in fiber. These root vegetables are also a good source of antioxidants.
Goodness of Carrots for Babies
- Aids your baby’s eyesight
- Promote a strong immune system
- Helps your baby have normal bowel movements
- Easy to digest
How to select & store carrots
- Look for those with minimal sprouting at the top.
- Look for little “hairs” growing along the carrot.
- No cuts, bruises, or soft spots
- Refrigerate the carrots to preserve the flavor, crispness, and beta-carotene content
When Can Babies Start Eating Carrots?
Your baby can start eating carrots at about 6 months.
Few carrot recipes for you
CARROT PUREE – 6 months +
Carrot Puree is one of the best first foods for babies. It is easily digested. Sweet and mellow taste, color and texture make it more attractive to the babies.
CARROT TOMATO SOUP – 8 Months +
Carrot Tomato Soup for Babies, Toddlers and Kids is very nutritious, soothes the baby tummy and tends to consume more of it, it’s absolutely tempting for the parents as well.
CARROT KHEER WITH DATES – 8 Months +
A nutritious combination of Carrot & Rice with the natural sweetener – Dates is a perfect meal for your little one. Also makes a healthy dessert for Toddlers, Kids & Family. Try our Organic Jaggery Powder
SAVORY CARROT OATS PORRIDGE – 8 Months +
Goodness of Oats and richness of Carrots adds to the nutritional benefits of the dish. Hot and yummy Savory Carrot Oats Porridge can be favorite and nutritious breakfast for your Babies, Toddlers and Family.
CARROT COINS FINGER FOODS – 8 Months +
Yummy and delicious finger food for your little beginners. Easy to make snack box recipe.
Boil it! Steam it! Saute it! Bake it! Roast it! Carrots are among the healthiest of vegetables that you can eat in any which way you want.