Kiwi Baby Food Recipes

Kiwi Baby Food Tips and Ideas

The kiwi fruit which is also known as the Chinese gooseberry, is a very delicious little fuzzy skinned fruit that will make an excellent source of vitamin C for your baby.

The Kiwi (short for kiwi fruit) is shaped like an egg and has a very thin brownish fuzzy skin (like the bird it is named after). It has a beautiful emerald green colored juicy flesh and has these tiny cute little edible black seeds.

When Can Kiwi Baby Food Be Introduced To Babies

The Kiwi Fruit can be introduced to babies at 8 -10 months of age. Although the kiwi fruit is not on the list of highly allergenic foods, it is always a good idea to err on the side of caution as some babies may be sensitive to it. As always, we recommend that you introduce one new food at a time and that you discuss the introduction of new foods with your baby's pediatrician.

We love Kiwi fruit but unfortunately these little delicious Vitamin C banks are also known to cause food allergies, skin irritation, nappy/diaper rash in some sensitive babies. A rash may also appear around the mouth area.

The Nutritious Kiwi fruit

The kiwi fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin C. They also contains potassium, iron and vitamin A.

Buying And Storing Your Kiwi fruit

You want a healthy looking kiwi fruit that is firm but not hard. Ripe kiwis are usually really sweet with a soft, juicy and tasty flesh. If you pick ripe ones, then storing them in the refrigerator is the way to go. Unripe kiwi fruit can be stored at room temperature for a few days and then put in the refrigerator when ripe.

Kiwi Baby Food Ideas (from 8 months); Banana And Kiwi Puree

Banana and kiwi make a great combination so if your baby loves Banana then try this puree out.

Ingredients:
  • 2 Ripe Kiwis
  • 1 Ripe Banana
Directions:

Wash and peel the fruits and puree them together until nice and smooth.

Pear and Kiwi fruit Puree

Ingredients:
  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • 1 Ripe Pear
Directions:

Wash and peel both the pear and the kiwi fruit. Chop fruits into small cubes and puree until smooth. Serve.

Apple, Banana and Kiwi fruit Delight

Ingredients:
  • 1 Kiwi fruit, peel and chopped into cubes
  • 1 Golden delicious or any apple of your choice, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 1 Banana, peeled
Directions:

Combine all the fruits in a mixer and puree until smooth. Serve.

Kiwi fruit pancakes ( This recipe contains eggs!)

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup organic plain flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ripe kiwi fruits, peeled and mushed with the back of fork
Directions:
  1. Sift the flour into a medium to large bowl and add in the baking powder. In another bowl, beat the egg lightly and combine with the milk.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Using a whisk, mix everything thoroughly to a smooth batter.
  3. Add the mushed kiwi and mix well with a spoon.
  4. To cook, heat up some oil on a non - stick heavy based pan. Pour in about 3 tablespoonfuls of the batter. Cook for a few minutes, not too long. To check if the underside of the pancake is done, lift slightly on the pancake, if it is lightly golden brown, then you can flip it over. You can also flip the pancake over as soon as the top starts to 'bubble up'. The other side should cook quicker than the first side.