Avocados are an Ideal First Food for Babies
Avocados are an ideal food for all ages! It's never too early to instill good eating habits —and there's a lot of good in avocados. Their taste and texture appeal to babies. They're versatile. Depending on your baby's age, serve California Avocados mashed alone or mixed with cereal, other blended fruits or veggies. Among other beneficial nutrients, a one-ounce serving of avocado contains 3.5 grams of unsaturated fats, which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the central nervous system and brain.
Prominent Pediatricians Rank Avocados #1
Drs. Bill and Jim Sears rank avocados #1 on their Top 10 List of fruits because avocados are nutrient dense, meaning they provide substantial amounts of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients with relatively few calories.
"The avocado's smooth, creamy consistency makes it a great first fresh fruit for babies to enjoy. Additionally, they are easy to prepare. Ripe avocados can be served without any cooking; which is a big time saver for parents." The Drs. Sears include California Avocados as both the number one fruit on their "Top 10 Fruits" list and as an entry on their "Top 12 Family Foods" list. "Avocados are great for growing kids, they are one of the only fruits that contain monounsaturated fats," said Dr. Jim Sears. "A one-ounce serving of avocado contains 3.5 grams of unsaturated fats, which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the central nervous system and brain."
Featured Recipes for Babies
Fresh California Avocados can be a delicious part of your family's healthy lifestyle. Get inspired by these baby-friendly recipes.
Peary Tasty Avocados
Ripe pears and Fresh California Avocados combine for tasty, fresh baby food.
Fresh California Avocados and sweet ripe peaches make a tasty homemade baby food.
Baby's First California Avocado
Use a blender or food processor to make homemade baby food and add formula, juice or cooking water to thin out easy-to-swallow avocado puree.
Creamy Banana-Cado Baby Food
Fresh California Avocados and sweet ripe bananas are easy to mash together for homemade baby food.