Have you tried sweet potato puree for your baby?
Step 1: Peel and cut 3 large sweet potatoes into chunks.
Step 2: In a large saucepan, cover potatoes with water.
Step 3: Bring to a boil; cook until tender when pierced with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.
Step 4: Drain; puree in food processor.
Optional: Puree with a drop of vanilla essence or cinnamon.
You may add formula if desired.
Unused puree can be added to your toddlers bean porridge!
Why is Potato good for your baby?
1. They are high in vitamin B6.
2. They are a good source of vitamin C.
3. They contain Vitamin D which is critical for immune system and overall health at this time of year.
4. Sweet potatoes contain iron.
5. Sweet potatoes are a good source of magnesium6. They are a source of potassium, one of the important electrolytes that help regulate heartbeat and nerve signals. Like the other electrolytes,
potassium performs many essential functions, some of which include relaxing muscle contractions,
reducing swelling, and protecting and controlling the activity of the kidneys.
7. Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are slowly released into the
bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy.
8. Their rich orange colour indicates that they are high in carotenoids like beta carotene and other
carotenoids, which is the precursor to vitamin A in the body. A study of women who had completed
treatment for early stage breast cancer conducted by researchers at Women’s Healthy Eating and
Living (WHEL) found that women with the highest blood concentrations of carotenoids had the least
likelihood of cancer recurrence.
Note: Never keep sweet potatoes in the refrigerator, as their natural sugars will convert to starch, making them less sweet.