With its lovely flavour the sweet potato is packed full of Vitamins A and C which are crucial for growth and development and important to keep our immune systems and cells healthy. Vitamin C also helps wounds heal and helps the body to absorb iron from plant sources.
When to give to your baby
Sweet potato makes a good choice for one of baby’s first mouthfuls. It’s gentle on your little ones tummy and is full of goodness. We recommend to start weaning at around 6 months, however every baby is different so follow your instinct or consult your health visitor if you are not sure.
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Cooking sweet potato at home
The perfect sweet potato
We always use organic sweet potatoes, which means that they have not been sprayed or treated with any nasties. Try to pick ones that are firm, without any bruises or soft brown spots. They are perfect to store to have on hand for an easy last minute supper. They can be kept up to 10 days in a cool, dark and dry area that is well ventilated; best kept loose (not in plastic bag).
Best way to cook them for your baby
Sweet potatoes are very versatile. You can steam them and blend on their own or add to other vegetables, depending at what stage of the journey you are at. They are also lovely baked whole and then left to cool slightly before scooping out the sweet orange flesh and forking to the desired consistency…yum yum yum. Once cooked, the puree freezes very well and can be frozen in portions in an ice cube tray for a quick and easy last minute supper.
What goes well with sweet potato
Carrots, brown rice, quinoa, lentils, parsnip, broccoli, cauliflower, pear.