We seldom buy Honeydews as it’s too large for 2 of us to finish at one go. But saw it for sale at NTUC for only $1 each so bought it with the intention for Dana to try.
The Goodness of Melons – Honeydew, Cantaloupe and WaterMelons
These 3 melons are high Vitamin A, Vitamin C and even Calcium! Honeydews and Cantaloupes especially have an amazing concentration of beta-carotene making it a must have for healthy vision and eye development.
When can I introduce the Melons to my baby?Melons may be introduced to baby from 8 months of age. Please be aware that some babies experience rashes from melons. If your baby has a rash that maybe traced to melon, this is most likely due to the melon’s “acidity” and not to an allergy. As always, consult your pediatrician about introducing foods to your baby.
How to select the perfect Melon for baby food?When selecting any type of melon, choose a melon that sounds a bit hollow and that has a fresh “melony” scent to it. Inspect the melon for cut, bruises and depressions that may indicate rotting or over-ripeness.
How to store Melons for baby food?
Melons should be stored in the refrigerator even if they have not been cut open. Leave all types of melons on the counter if they need to be ripened more.
Can Melons be frozen for baby food?Melons should not be pureed and then frozen! Freezing a melon puree will give you a thawed product that is gritty and not very tasty at all! You cn however freeze melons in large dices. There will be minimal change in texture and taste when melons are frozen in dices.
How to Prepare Melons:1. Cut melon in half and scoop out seeds
2. Remove the rind from 1 half of the melon and then dice
3. Serve soft ripe dices as finger foods.
4. If you decide to puree it, simply place the dices into your blender and begin pureeing. There should be no need to add any extra liquid
5. Add cereal (if desired) to thicken up before feeding baby
Dana’s Rating: “Yummy and Sweet!”
Mummy’s Comment: Oh dear, didn’t know that Melons should not be pureed and frozen. Thank God only stored 1 babycube! Will bear that in mind 🙂