Apple compote for the baby: recipe and benefits

As we have already mentioned at some point in this space, the passage from breast or artificial milk to solid food becomes a very important stage not only for the baby, but also for his parents. And in front of the different and different doubts that may arise in the first moments, a useful option is to know what are the first fruits of the baby, emphasizing especially in this sense 3: the pear, the banana and the Apple.

Why? Very simple: they are easy to digest fruits and easy to assimilate, with a soft and sweet flavor, a pleasant texture for the baby and with a low risk of causing some type of allergy or intolerance. Something that does not happen with other fruits that should be left aside until after the year or until the time the pediatrician advises their consumption, as is the case of peaches, kiwi, strawberries, apricots, tropical fruits and fruits. berries.

The way to start with the first fruits of the baby is grinding the chosen fruit, in this case the Apple, and add a little water or milk formula to make it somewhat more liquid (especially if it is very thick) and if at the beginning the child tends to reject it. If it's precisely the first time you're going to start with the Apple, remember that is essential only with the apple and give it to the baby for 3 or 4 days without mixing it with any other fruit.

How to make an apple compote for babies

Ingredients that you need

  • 1 red apple (it's the sweetest variety)
  • A little water or formula milk (1 or 2 teaspoons)

Steps to prepare apple compote for the baby

First wash the apple well, peel and cut into small squares, placing them in the blender glass. Add a teaspoon or two of water or formula milk (if you opt for milk you can heat it a bit), and beat everything until there are no pieces of apple (it is very important that the apple is well ground).

If you notice that the compote is too thick you can add more water or more milk.

The benefits of apple compote for the baby

From a nutritional or nutritional point of view the apple It is a fruit very rich in minerals (especially potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium and iron), in addition to vitamins (such as vitamin A, C, E and group B).

It is also rich in fiber and water, being ideal to moisturize and refresh the baby. Contribute pectin, a soluble fiber and natural sugars (like fructose, sucrose and glucose) that make it a compote of easy assimilation for the baby's body.

With regard to its most important benefits, once the nutritional qualities of apple compote are known, it is an ideal option because improves the functions of the baby's digestive system and prevents constipation, which is usually common when we go from breastfeeding to solid or complementary food.

It is very rich in natural antioxidants, which help reduce the negative effect of free radicals. Further, provides anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anticatarral and hypotensive properties.

Images | lydiajoy1 / .craig This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Pediatrician. We advise you to consult your trusted pediatrician. ThemesComplementary food Recipes for babies