Pumpkin Puree is the second best puree for babies. One such new food option is pumpkin, which is rich in beta carotene and minerals that help in the healthy growth and development of the baby. If you are planning to feed pumpkin to your little munchkin, then read this post as I share some delicious, healthy, and easy pumpkin baby food recipes.
Pumpkin is a rich source of Beta carotene.
It is a powerful antioxidant that gives orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant colour. The body converts any ingested beta carotene into vitamin A.
Supplies essential nutrients: Vitamins and minerals found in pumpkin are essential for the development of babies.
Calcium and Magnesium help in building stronger bones, phosphorus aids in brain functioning, digestion, hormone balance, etc.
Good for the immune system.
Helps your baby sleep better.
Anthelmintic properties: Babies are prone to not just infections but also worms and other macroscopic organisms. Pumpkin, which is rich in anthelmintic properties, can come to your rescue in such cases.
Pumpkin – 1/4 Sliced
Water – 2 to 3 Cups
Cinnamon Powder- ½ Tsp (Optional)
Wash and clean the pumpkin twice or thrice.
Cut or peel the skin of the pumpkin.
Chop then into small slices Scoop up the seeds from the pumpkin.
Chop into slices and transfer to a bowl.
Place a cooker on the stove and pour water.
Once the water boils add the chopped pumpkin pieces.
Close the cooker lid and place the whistle.
Cook for two whistles.
Once pressure is released open and transfer the boiled pumpkin to a boil.
Keep it aside till it cools down.
Add the pumpkin to the blender.
Blend it to a fine paste.
Add cinnamon powder to enhance the taste.(Optional)
Transfer the puree to a bowl.
Healthy and nutritious packed pumpkin puree is ready to be fed to babies. Freshly cooked foods make a healthy and strong foundation for the growth of babies. So Pumpkins should be on the diet list for babies.