Avocados are a commercially valuable fruit and are cultivated in tropical climates throughout the world. Avocado have a high content of nutrients, soft texture so it is good to be an excellent alternative food to our beloved baby.
it contains all the nutrients our body needs to survive so often we hear that avocados are also given the title as one of the nature’s most perfect food
Therefore, instead of giving instant cereal to our baby, tries to consider avocado as ”good fats” that are useful for brain development and physical development of our beloved baby.
According to nutrition experts, avocado sodium and cholesterol and contains many beneficial nutrients, including 8% of total folate per day is recommended for consumption, 4% fiber and potassium, 4% to 2% vitamin E and iron. An avocado contains about 81 micrograms of lutein carotenoids, 19 micrograms of beta-carotene and 3.5 grams of unsaturated fats are known to play a role in the formation of the central nervous system and brain.
Nutrition in Avocados are :
Vitamins (1 cup mashed)
• Vitamin A – 338 IU
• Vitamin C – 20.2 mg
• Vitamin B1 (thiamin) – 0.2 mg
• Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.3 mg
• Niacin – 3.9 mg
• Folate – 205 mg
• Pantothenic Acid – 3.3 mg
• Vitamin B6 – 0.6 mg
Preformance there other vitamins in small amounts.
Minerals (1 medium fruit)
• Potassium – 1166 mg
• Phosphorus – 124 mg
• Magnesium – 67 mg
• Calcium – 30 mg
• Sodium – 18 mg
• Iron – 1.4 mg
It also contains small amounts of selenium, manganese, zinc and copper substances.
Avocado you can start introducing your baby from the age of 6 months, because the texture is soft, like cream when crushed. In addition to other types of solid foods, can provide a variety of mashed avocado mixed with pears, bananas and even yogurt as a snack.
Although some people are afraid to give your baby avocado, for fear of fat, but beside the fat in avocado, it also contain othe beneficial things.
Avocados have fat and calorie content is high, so some people tell us to avoid it. Did you know, a medium-sized avocado contains about 322 calories and 30 grams of fat! 1 cup mashed avocado contains about 700 calories, and that usually takes 2 pieces of avocado.
Therefore, the benefits of avocado much larger than the “risk”. Avocados also contain monounsaturated fats are known to help lower bad cholesterol and maintain heart health membenatu. Also, in terms of fiber content, avocados are very useful to help reduce the risk of cancer and heart attacks.
When buying an avocado, make sure you choose a dark green skin with irregular surfaces. Fruits are also good usually somewhat springy when pressed. When the avocados in half, then the color of meat is good usually green and yellow butter become increasingly towards the seed.
The best way to grow avocados is without cooking first. You can simply leave the meat into small pieces. If you want to keep in the freezer, then you should keep it in a state of such parts. Just when you give your baby, the avocado is crushed. Thus, it is not easy to change its color to brown.
and to crush the avocado, blender is not necessary, enough with the fork alone and easily destroyed kok (unless you want to make a puree or cream)