Monday, September 26, 2011

Baby Food: Sweet Potato

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.
Add water to allow sweet potato puree to become smooth, but not watery!
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.

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