How to Make Mango Puree for Baby
Mango puree is both a delicious and nutritious way to start introducing solid foods to your baby. In addition to being extremely rich and calcium and vitamin A, mango puree can also give your baby a great flavor to start eating fruits. Here’s how to make mango puree for a baby at home.
1. Select a ripe mango
To begin, you need to select your mango. Make sure to pick a mango that is ripe and slightly soft, but not overripe.
2. Remove the mango skin
Once you have chosen your mango, use a sharp knife to gently remove the skin. Make sure the knife does not come in direct contact with the fleshy part of the fruit.
3. Chop into cubes
Using the same knife, carefully cut the mango into small cubes.
4. Puree the mango cubes
Place the chopped mango cubes in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. You may need to add a few drops of milk, cream, or water to help it blend better.
Once your mango puree is smooth, transfer it to a bowl and serve it to your baby. It’s best served slightly chilled for optimal taste and nutrition.
Tips for making mango puree:
- Make sure to pick a ripe mango. It should be slightly soft without any bruises or brown spots.
- Add a slight sweetness. If your baby doesn’t like the slight tartness of a mango, you can sweeten it slightly with a few drops of honey.
- Store it in the freezer. Any unused mango puree can be stored in an ice cube tray in the freezer to preserve the freshness and flavor.
Making mango puree for your baby is an easy and nutritious way to introduce solid foods. With these simple steps, you can create a delicious and healthy snack for your little one. Enjoy!