How to Make Carrot Baby Food
Carrots are a root vegetable closely related to parsnips and turnips. Carrots are known to be one of the healthiest vegetables! They contain many important vitamins and minerals, offering significant health benefits. Carrots can be mixed with just about any fruit or vegetable! Your baby will love their mild sweet flavor and you will love feeding your baby this incredibly nutritious puree.
How to Select Carrots
- Younger carrots taste fresher and sweeter.
- Bright in color
- Bright greens are still attached
- Medium in size and taper at the end
- Bright purple, red, yellow, white or orange
- Baby carrots are convenient but they are older large carrots cut down.
- Smooth skin
- No blemishes, cracks, bruises or dents
- Not rubbery
Health Benefits for Carrots
- High in vitamin A, C and K
- Good source of dietary fiber
- Reduces risk of heart disease
- Lowers risk of stroke
- Improves eye health
- Slows down aging cells
- Helps regulate blood sugar
- Reduces risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancer
- Reduces risk of leukemia
- Improves immune system
- Promotes healthy gums, teeth and skin
Vitamins and Minerals in Carrots
- Vitamins: A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B8 (inositol), C, E, folic acid and K
- Minerals: Calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc
Carrot Puree Recipes Baby Will Love
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