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Baby Recipe: Steps To Making Carrot Puree And Its Benefits

Carrots are famous for their bright colour and nutritious value. Rich in beta-carotene, carrots are a healthy inclusion to Baby’s diet. Good thing they are in season. The high amounts of vitamin A they contain promote healthy eyesight and help the body resist infection. Plus, carrots are versatile: You can mix them with a variety of fruits, meat, and other vegetables or just chop, mash, or puree them.Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to learn how to make carrot puree.

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1. Select Fresh And Sweet Carrots

You should select the best looking carrots because obviously you want the best for your child, and since you are making your baby food by yourself, you should infuse the best quality. The slimmer carrots with their green tops seem to have a sweeter taste.

2. Wash And Prep The Carrots

Remove the green tops from the carrots.  Rinse the carrot in cold water and peel with a veggie peeler. Slice into small pieces.

3. Cook The Sliced Carrots

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat (until bubbles are soft) and cook carrot until tender (about 10 minutes). Drain carrot and rinse with cold water for three minutes to stop the cooking process.

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4. Puree The Carrot

Puree cooked carrot in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency. Once your baby is ready for finger foods, typically around 10 months, you can serve her carrot that’s been cooked and cut into tiny pieces.

5. Serve Carrot Puree Alone or Mixed

Carrot is delicious alone or mixed with a variety of other veggies, fruits, and meats. Try mixing carrot puree with, chicken, beef, sweet potatoes and green peas.

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