Avocados for Baby and Babies First Foods
Avocados For Your Baby
An avocado’s creamy consistency makes it one of the first fresh fruits babies can enjoy.
Avocados can be an important part of your baby's growth and development.
Fresh avocados are naturally sodium and cholesterol-free. They contribute many valuable nutrients including 8% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for folate; 4% DV for fiber and potassium, 4% DV for vitamin E; and 2% DV for iron. A serving of avocado also contains 81 micrograms of the carotenoid lutein and 19 micrograms of beta-carotene. Lutein is a natural antioxidant that has been suggested may help maintain healthy eyesight as we age. One serving of avocado also contains 3.5 grams of unsaturated fats (the good fats), which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the central nervous system and brain. These facts and many more nutritional benefits of using avocado as a healthy part of a babies balanced diet help get the young ones off to a good start. Buying the fresh avocados from California Avocados Direct is a sure way to know where the food is coming from that you are feeding to your baby.
Homemade Avocado Baby Food
Using avocados as baby food is wonderful and simple to do. Simply mash them and serve. An alternative is to slice them on a dish and let the baby help themselves.