Carrots – beta-carotene champion among vegetables. From it, the body produces vitamin A, which is responsible for the health of the baby’s skin and eyesight. Rich in carrots and vitamin C: it normalizes metabolism and increases the body’s resistance to infections.
The carrot lure contains a large amount of iron. This mineral is an integral part of the hemoglobin protein participating in the blood-forming protein.
Contained in vegetable and potassium – it regulates the water-salt metabolism, ensures the development of muscles and the healthy functioning of the children’s heart.
Vegetables intended for the preparation of “jars” of baby food are grown on special farms and carefully checked before canning. It is quite another thing – cooking carrots at home. In the store carrot may be nitrates – an integral part of fertilizer.
It is impossible to distinguish the root crops containing them in appearance, therefore it is advisable to cook or stew the purchased carrots.
Carrots are an allergen, so it is desirable to introduce a baby to her only after 5-6 months. During one of the morning feedings, give the child a few drops of carrot juice and watch his reaction carefully. If no manifestations of allergies are observed, the dose can be gradually increased.
After a week, the amount of carrot puree or juice can be brought up to a few teaspoons per day. If a child has a hereditary predisposition to allergies or has already had reactions to other products, it is better to postpone the first meeting with this vegetable for 7–8 months.
In the year the child can be offered grated raw carrots.