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 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 kiwi fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin C. They also contains potassium, iron and vitamin A.
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.
Banana and kiwi make a great combination so if your baby loves Banana then try this puree out.
Pear and Kiwi fruit Puree
Apple, Banana and Kiwi fruit Delight
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
Combine all the fruits in a mixer and puree until smooth. Serve
Kiwi fruit pancakes ( This recipe contains eggs!)
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. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Using a whisk, mix everything thoroughly to a smooth batter. Add in the mushed kiwi and mix well with a spoon.
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.