Mangos are loaded with Vitamin A. They are low in fat, low in calories but very high in fibre. You will also find lots of Vitamins C and B in Mangoes as well as iron, potassium and protein.
Does Mango Need to be Cooked for Baby?
When introducing mango to baby, you should not need to cook (steam) it if it is ripe and soft. If your baby is younger than 8 months old when you decide to introduce mango, you may wish to steam it gently to help break it down.
How to Cut A Mango:
Cut the mango lengthwise, along the side of the mango pit. You will be cutting off its flesh from one side then repeating the same process on the other side. You will then cut the ends off the mango pit.
Cut the remaining flesh from the pit. Use a small sharp knife peel the skin from the flesh. Dice or cube as desired. It is easier to make your cubes/dices prior to removing the skin. Make sure you don’t cut through it. Once you have made your cube/dice “pattern” simply turn the skin skin inside out and slice the pieces away.
Mango Baby Food – Basic Recipes
- 1 Ripe Mango
Step 1: Peel, Deseed and mash the mango until smooth.
Step 2: Add water if needed until the proper consistency for your baby is achieved.
Creamy Mango Puree
- 1 Ripe Mango
- Plain or Vanilla Yogurt OR
- Apple Juice or plain water
Step 1: Peel, Deseed and Mash Mango until smooth.
Step 2: Add yogurt (or juice or water) until the proper consistency for your baby is achieved.
** If your infant is currently not eating yogurt and/or you do not wish to use any juice, simply peel, remove seed and mash the mango the proper consistency for your Infant – with or without water.
Mango and Banana Blend
- 1/2 cup mashed mango
- 1/2 ripe banana – peeled and mashed
- 1 ripe peach – pitted and mashed (remove skin)
Step 1: Add fruits to a large bowl and mash together
Step 2: Add water or another liquid if your baby needs a thin consistency.
Step 3: Serve as is or mix into baby’s cereal or other grain.
This mix goes well with chicken or pork.
Other Foods that are Good to Mix With Mango:
- Sweet Potato
*** Remember, always consult with your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods to your baby and specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks for your baby.***