A Variety of Vegetables Used for Homemade Baby Food Recipes.
Learn all about these healthy and yummy vegetables that may be incorporated into your homemade baby food recipes and baby food meal experience.
So is it a Yam or is it a Sweet Potato?
In the United States, Yams and Sweet Potatoes are one and the same and the terms are used interchangeably for the same vegetable. The word “yam” originates from the African word “nyami” which is a starchy root.
True yams are tubers. They are found in Africa and the Caribbean and sometimes in Europe. True yams can grow up to 100 pounds and attain a length of seven feet. Sweet potatoes are “storage roots” and seldom grow to be larger than 2 pound each. Sweet potatoes are in the Morning Glory family and Yams are in their own Yam family. There is a clear difference between the two species and they are not even remotely related. read more >>>>
Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family. It sounds rather odd that broccoli is a member of the cabbage family as it certainly looks nothing like what we think of as cabbage. Broccoli is related closely to cauliflower with the main difference being in coloration. A cool weather crop, broccoli does not grow well in hot summer weather and/or climates.
Broccoli is very high in Vitamin C and is a great source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is the fiber that helps loosen up the bowels as it changes its form as it passes through the digestive tract.
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Green Beans are just little things yet they are packed full of nutrients that you wouldn’t even think of.
The green bean is also known as the string bean. This variety of bean used to have a fibrous string that ran along the seam of the bean. Another name for the green bean is the “snap bean” because when the ends are broken off for preparing, you often hear a snapping noise. read more >>>>
First, the good news about Corn. Corn contains a good amount of protein and carbohydrates – making it a great food for energy. Corn however is lacking in so many other nutrients that its nutritional value compared to a majority of other vegetables is substandard.
GM or Bt corn, that which is making more and more headway into the market and onto your dinner table, is continually being modified to contain more Vitamins and “healthy” fats amongst other things. GM and Bt foods are not without controversy and scientists really do not know the impact that these modified foods will have on humans or the environment. read more >>>>
Carrots, a most confusing, sometimes fear invoking vegetable when it comes to preparing homemade baby food. This topic will focus on the carrot as a healthy, nutritious food for your baby.
The nutritional value of peas is amazing when you think of the small size of a cup of peas.
One cup of peas contains more protein that a tablespoon of peanut butter and also provides calcium, Vitamin A and C and Iron too.
These wonderful vegetables are a great first “green” food for baby as they are nutritious, and mostly pleasant to eat. When making homemade peas for baby, you may find it tough getting the “skins” to puree smoothly. If this is the case and your baby is not used to textures yet. read more >>>
Squash comes in many shapes, sizes, colours and flavours. Squash of one type or another grows in the United States from Spring right until the last autumn leaf drops from the Fall tree. There are essentially two types of squash “winter” squash and “summer” squash. This topic will explore the many wonders of squash.
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Tomatoes are typically not recommended to be introduced to an infant until somewhere between the 10th and the 12th month of age. The reason for this is due not to possible allergies per se rather the acidity of tomatoes. read more >>>>
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