Dates is a super food for babies. But you cannot give it whole since it might be hard sometimes. This Dates puree is a brilliant way to include dates in your babies diet. All you have to do is add a spoonful of this puree in your baby food, mix it up and feed your baby.
Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, which grows in many tropical areas around the world. Dates have grown in popularity in recent years. Almost all dates sold in the Western world are dried. Experts recommend eating dates daily as a snack to help one feel energised without gaining weight, treat constipation, strengthen immunity, improve brain and heart health, and even prevent diseases like Alzheimers, different types of cancer, or other chronic diseases.
Who invented dates fruit?
Dates have been cultivated for thousands of years in the Middle East and the Indus Valley, and archaeological evidence of date cultivation can be found in Mehrgarh, a Neolithic civilization in western Pakistan, around 7000 BCE, and in eastern Arabia between 5530 and 5320 BC.
Are dates puree good for babies?
Dates are a healthy dry fruit that is high in essential minerals and nutrients, making them a superfood for babies and growing children. Dates natural sweetness also makes them an excellent sweetener for baby food and a healthy alternative to sugar.
Ingredients for Dates Puree For Babies :
At the most basic level, they're delightful. Dates have a high sugar content, and that sugar becomes more intense as the fruit dries and moisture evaporates. But, contrary to popular belief, dates are not completely dried or dehydrated, despite their wrinkled appearance.
Recipe Ideas for using this puree:
1)You can mix this in fruit purees which you make.,
2)Adding this to purees.
3)For older babies, you can give 1 spoon of this puree daily.
4)Use this in milkshakes to sweeten it.
How to introduce solid food to your baby:
How to sterilize baby feeding bowls:
Start by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use.
Dates Puree for Babies - Natural Sweetener for Babies
- Dates - 15 to 20 deseeded
- Water - 1 cup
- Take dates and water in a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil, simmer for 10 mins till it is cooked.
- Now cool this and take it in a blender. Puree till smooth. Pass this through a strainer.
- Now put this back on heat and cook till it thickens.
- Cool this mixture down. Store it in a air tight container for a week or more in fridge.
- You can use this to sweeten your baby foods.
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Dates Puree Step by Step
|Use good quality dates|
|cool it down, store it in a clean jar in fridge for a week.
You can use this to sweeten your babies food.