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Sweet Potatoes for 1st stage Baby Weaning

Posted Feb 07 2010 3:54am

Sweet Potatoes are ideal for the 1st stage of weaning for babies from 6 months old.  Babies love them & they are full of vitamins & dietary fibre.

The whole family will enjoy sweet potatoes.  They are cooked in the same way as ordinary potatoes – roastedboiled or baked.

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The nutritional value sweet potatoes is excellentthey are high in:

  • Vitamin A
  • beta carotene
  • potassium
  • Vitamin E
  • calcium
  • folate

The Nutrition Action Health Letter rated 58 vegetables by adding up the percentages of United States Recommended Daily Allowances for six nutrients (Vitamins A and Cfolateironcopperand calcium)plus fiber. Sweet Potatoes came out top with 582 points; raw carrot came next with 434 points.

Click this link to buy some sweet potato slips so that you can grow your own & be ready for weaning your baby!

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