Mangoes are in season! At my fav grocer, couldn’t resist buying several ripe blushing Australian mangoes to prepare one of our all-time fav desserts – Chilled Mango Sago. Tbe mangoes turned out to be super sweet so I specially saved some and pureed it for Dana. Will let her try it tomorrow!
The Goodness of Mangos:
Mangos are loaded with Vitamin A and they contain a higher level of carotenoids than almost any other fruit. These carotenoids are said to reduce the risk of cancer as well as heart disease. Carotenoids are also thought to be successful in warding off the common cold.
Mangoes are low in fat, low in calories but very high in fiber! You will also find lots of Vitamins C and B in Mangoes as well as iron, potassium and protein.
Does Mango Need to be Cooked for Baby?
When introducing mango to baby, you should not need to cook (steam) it if it is ripe and soft. If your baby is younger than 8 months old when you decide to introduce mango, you may wish to steam it gently to help break it down!
Learn how to cut a Mango here!
How to Prepare Mango Puree:1. Peel, Deseed and Mash/Blend Mango until smooth.
2. Add water until the desired consistency.
*Optional – Mix some mashed banana and baby yoghurt to the Mango Puree for a yummy treat for your baby!