When we talk about cabbage for babies, we mean, first of all, color. Broccoli has its own name, and white cabbage is not desirable for feeding (the baby may begin to swallow).
The use of cauliflower
The benefits of cauliflower are enormous. It is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, fatty acids, micro-and macronutrients.
In addition, cauliflower is hypoallergenic, which is very important for infants. It includes all the mineral salts and vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C, A, PP) necessary for the baby, and easily digestible vegetable protein. It is able to normalize the work of the intestines, remove heavy metal salts and toxins. Cauliflower serves as a source of iron, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium.
Infants often suffer from iron deficiency anemia. Cauliflower contains 10 times more iron than eggplants, zucchini or peppers. This circumstance allows to consider it as an excellent preventive and drug for anemia.
The gentle gastrointestinal tract of a baby will easily transfer a new dish that does not irritate the mucous membrane. Cauliflower is perfectly digested and absorbed.
The vegetable contains rare vitamin U. It contributes to the regeneration of the gastric mucosa and the normalization of the acidity of gastric juice.
Cauliflower: baby puree
The first supplements must be entered from 6 months. Earlier terms are always due to lack of body weight, or artificial feeding. Cauliflower is one of the most suitable vegetables for the first independent food besides breast milk. Puree from it is perfectly digested and has a beneficial effect on the digestion of the infant.
A small child does not know how to chew, therefore cauliflower must be mashed. In the first days it is necessary to give very small portions – 0.5-1 tsp. Then the amount of mashed potatoes should be gradually increased.
Liquid puree is preferred because it is easier for the baby to eat, and it is easier to digest. Often moms are worried about the unpleasant taste of the dish from the perspective of an adult. But in fact, the kid at this age perfectly perceives mashed cauliflower, it is just a new taste sensation for him.
How to make baby cauliflower puree
First you need to pay attention to the appearance of cauliflower. She must be fresh, free from defects and should have a white even color.
It is strongly recommended to soak the vegetable in cold water before cooking, especially if it is not from your own vegetable garden. Usually the procedure lasts 10-12 hours. You can add a small amount of salt to the water in order to get rid of insects.
Then the cabbage is required to rinse with cold water and pour over boiling water. Boil it should be in unsalted water, pre-disassembled into separate inflorescences. Cooking time is approximately 20 minutes. During this time, it should be quite soft. You can also use a double boiler or a slow cooker.
After the finished cabbage must be finely chopped into a uniform mashed potatoes. For this perfect blender. You can wipe the vegetable through a sieve.
Thick puree baby can not chew and swallow. Therefore, vegetable broth or milk mixture is additionally added to the dish.
In the very first lure it is better not to add any third-party ingredients. Later, you can improve the taste of a meager amount of olive oil. If the child has already tried a lot of lure, it is allowed to prepare vegetable mixes. Salt food baby is not recommended, especially since he did not even notice.