Cauliflower, a vegetable from the crucifer family, along with broccoli and cabbage, is considered a food with strong anticancer properties, which can be introduced in the baby's diversified menu between 8 and 10 months, sometimes even sooner or later, depending on the sensitivities. and the medical features of the little boy. It is recommended to be introduced later in the diet than other types of vegetables, as it has a slightly harder digestible texture, and the child's gastrointestinal system must be sufficiently developed to tolerate it properly.
What vitamins and minerals contains?
Cauliflower contains a precious package of vitamins and minerals essential for the good development and growth of the child:
Vitamin B (B3, B6, B9);
How do you choose cauliflower when shopping?
To ensure that your baby benefits from all the essential nutrients in cauliflower, it is important to carefully choose it for shopping, following some important aspects:
• size doesn't matter, you can opt for large, bulky and smaller pieces, because there are no differences in taste or quality depending on the size;
• The surface of the cauliflower should be covered with leaves as much as possible - choose pieces that are "wrapped" in green leaves, as they act as a protective shield against mold, insects or blows, which could affect the nutritional value of the vegetable.
What meals does the child introduce?
Cauliflower is introduced at the beginning in the preparations for lunch. Later, as the child gets older, he or she can eat it at dinner or as a snack between meals.
How do you prepare and serve it?
The healthiest and best way to cook cauliflower for your baby is by baking or steaming. By boiling, you lose a lot of nutrients essential for health from it. At this age, cauliflower is only served to the child in the form of fine puree, simple or in combination with other vegetables and spices.
What other foods can you associate with it?
The cauliflower "comes together" very well with butter, cream and yogurt, but also with a lot of other vegetables that can be added to the puree served at this age: carrots, pumpkins, carrots, celery, potatoes, etc.
At what age did you first introduce cauliflower into the child's diversified menu and how did it react to your taste? What tricks do you use to sneak it into his menu so he doesn't make noses? Tell us your secrets and suggest us some delicious recipes in the comments section below!
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