How to Make Mango Baby Food

Knowing how to select the perfect mango will make the perfect mango baby food! If you can not find a ripe mango at the supermarket, leave it out at room temperature for 5-7 days. Do not store them in the fridge to ripen. Mangoes have been known to cause topical allergies such as rashes. Like all new foods introduced to your baby, contact your pediatrician immediately if you suspect any signs of an allergic reaction.

How to Select a Ripe Mango

  • Mostly orange and yellow
  • Little to no green or dark red
  • Not too firm 
  • Slightly gives when gently pressed
  • Has a strong mango aroma at the stem


Health Benefits for Mangoes

  • High levels of antioxidants
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Helps prevent or relieve constipation
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Can help prevent breast, colon and prostate cancer
  • Is also known to reduce the risk of leukemia
  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Increases energy
  • Can help prevent asthma
  • Improves bone and vision health
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves memory
  • Reduces kidney stones


Vitamins and Minerals in Mangoes

  • VitaminsA, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), C, E, folic acid and K
  • Minerals: Calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and selenium


Simple Mango Recipes

Mashed Mango Puree

Steamed Mango Puree


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  1. Very informative article! About how old should the baby be when you can start giving them this? I find it interesting that it can lower blood pressure as that’s something I read a lot about. I’ll have to look into that! Thanks for the article!

  2. Thanks for a really informative article. I don’t have kids but my sister does and I’m going to pass this on to her. I like that it’s super healthy, it’s what every mom wants.

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