The Goodness of Sweet Potatoes for Baby:
Nutritional Value of Sweet Potatoes (1 medium baked)
Vitamin A - 28,436 IUs
Vitamin C - 39.2 mg
Pantothenic Acid - 1.76 mg
Niacin -2.97 mg
Folate - 12 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.
Potassium - 950 mg
Phosphorus - 108 mg
Magnesium - 13.5 mg
Calcium - 76 mg
Sodium - 72 mg
Iron - 1.38 mg
Also contains small amount of copper, selenium, manganese and zinc
Rinse sweet potato and poke holes with a fork all over the skin. Bake for 40-60 minutes in a 400 degree oven in tin foil. Allow sweet potato to cool, then remove skin, and chop into small pieces.
In a blender or food processor, puree sweet potato, adding water for desired consistency.
You want a smooth consistency that is not too thick or watery.
I boiled some baby food jars and then put the puree in the refrigerator until ready to use. The puree can stay in the refrigerator in a sealed jar for up to a week. If you feed out of the jar, do not keep for more than 24 hours.