The avocado’s smooth, creamy consistency makes it one of the first fresh fruits a baby can enjoy.
Sodium- and cholesterol- free, avocados contain valuable nutrients including
8% Daily value for fiber
6% of the recommended daily value for folate
4% Daily value for potassium and vitamin E
2% Daily value for iron in a 1-oz. serving
One serving of avocado also contains
81 micro-grams of the carotenoid lutein
19 micro-grams of beta-carotene.
Per serving, avocados have 3.5 grams of unsaturated fats, which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the central nervous system and brain.
Avocados are listed under fruit items that the USDA recommends as one of the best sources for some of the nutrients needed when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Avocado Baby Food
The creamy consistency and mild taste of avocados makes it one of the best first fresh fruits a baby can enjoy. For a quick snack for infants, simply mash an avocado with a spoon and feed directly to baby.