Nectarine is a fragrant and tasty fruit that follows the same rules in the diversified menu of the baby and in the way of preparation and serving as the peach, of which it is related. The only difference between the two fruits is bark, one being covered with fluff and the other not. Most parents prefer nectarine in preparations since the beginning of diversification, as it does not expose the baby to the risk of allergies.
Learn how to prepare and serve nectarine, when to introduce it into the baby's menu and what benefits it has for its health! Discover some delicious recipes with which to vary the preparations with nectarines in the child's menu!
When is it fed?
Doctors recommend the introduction of nectarine in the baby's diet between 6 and 8 months. The fruit is often recommended at the expense of peach, whose bark is covered with a fluff that increases the risk of allergies in children.
What vitamins and minerals contains?
Nectarine is rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins, which play an essential role in the development and growth of the baby:
Vitamin A (beta-carotene);
Vitamins B3, B5 and B9 (folic acid);
How do you choose good nectarines?
The criteria based on which nectarines should be chosen are similar to those for peaches:
• choose strong fruits, with the bark intact (avoid soft nectarines, smoothies, scratches or potatoes);
• selects only the nectarines that have a color consisting of a mixture of yellow, cream and red (the red should be dominant in the fruit rind);
• choose strongly scented nectarines, as it is a sign that they are ripe and good for consumption - you should smell them from a distance.
What tables do you introduce?
Like peach, nectarine is made in the child's menu among the morning meals, which are dedicated to fruit. Introduce nectarine at 10:00 am, before milking!
How do you prepare and serve it?
Although nectarine peel is less dangerous to the baby's health than peach, the fruit is peeled. Only the pulp is used to prepare recipes for the little one.
It can be steamed, cooked or boiled in compote, and served as puree or juice. In the beginning, it is advisable to prepare the nectarine in the form of a thinner puree or to serve it as a compote, until the baby's digestive system becomes accustomed to its texture. As it grows, the peach can be served in a natural state or combined with other ingredients.
What other foods can you associate with it?
Nectarine is best combined with other fruits that have a fine and creamy texture and are soft on the baby's stomach: apple, banana, mango, avocado, peach etc.
Recipes with nectarine for babies
Cheese with nectarine, pear and apple
Nectarine, plum and biscuits
Cheese with nectarine and plum in oven
What did you prefer to offer the baby at the beginning of the diversification: peach or nectarine? How did you prepare it and what ingenious recipes did you discover? Tell us your opinions in the comments section below!
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