Can Babies Eat Apricots

Can Babies Eat Apricots?

Apricots are the fruits of trees bearing the same name. According to archaeological studies, the origin of the apricot is in Armenia, but botanists say that the domestication of the apricot would have taken place in the Chinese region.

Apricots are very nutritious and low in calories. They contain carbs, protein, fibers, iron, potassium, vitamins A, C and E.

Babies can eat both fresh and dried apricots starting at the age of six months. Due to the fact that apricots have fine skin, it is not necessary to peel them or to cook them in advance, but if your baby showed signs of tummy troubles before and is under eight months of age, it is recommended for you to peel or cook them. Some babies can develop adverse reactions to apricots like abdominal pain, vomiting, especially those, who have allergy to peaches, due to the similarities between the allergens in apricots and peaches. They help to relieve constipation, being an excellent source of dietary fibers, antioxidants and minerals.

Apricots can be mixed well with oats, bananas, avocados, blueberries, sweet potatoes.

dried apricots baby food recipe

Dried Apricots

Babies can eat dried apricots starting at the age of six months. If you choose to give your baby dried apricots, try to get ones not containing sulphur dioxide, they may cause allergic reactions.

Apricot, Banana and Rice Pudding for Babies 6 – 8 Months

Ingredients: ½ cup of short grain white rice, 1 ¼ cups of milk (you can use formula or breast milk too), 3 fresh apricots or ¼ cup of dried apricots, 2 tbsp natural yogurt, pinch nutmeg, 1 ripe and mashed banana.

Mix the rice and milk in a saucepan, then add the nutmeg. Let it boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, until the milk is absorbed by the rice and it has a soft texture. Puree the fresh apricot, if you are using dried apricots, soften first and then puree them. Stir the pureed apricots, the yogurt and the mashed banana into the cooked rice. Serve it warm.

FAQ

What are apricots?

Apricots are fruits, of several species in the genus Prunus (stone fruits).

How healthy are apricots?

Apricots are very nutritious and low in calories, containing carbs, protein, fibers, iron, potassium, vitamins A, C and E.

When can you start giving apricots to your baby?

Babies can eat both fresh and dried apricots starting at the age of six months.

The risks of giving apricots to your baby?

Some babies can develop adverse reactions to apricots like abdominal pain, vomiting, especially those, who have allergy to peaches, due to the similarities between the allergens in apricots and peaches.

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