Can my baby eat Beetroot

From +4 months

Is beetroot healthy for children?

First of all, beetroots are flavor bombs. They're a great vegetable to introduce earthy flavors to your baby. On top of that, they are a very nutritionally dense food. They're a great source of fiber, but also of vitamins (C and B9 or folate) and minerals (manganese, potassium and iron). Beetroots also contain nitrates, which have been associated with negatively impacting oxygen levels in the blood when consumed in excess. However, the European Food Safety Authority has concluded there is generally no risk in eating nitrate rich vegetables for healthy children. So feel free to serve beetroots to your children, even the youngest. Little warning before, your baby's pee and stool can become bright red after eating beets.

How to serve beetroot?

Cook beetroots until soft and remove the peel. Beetroots are also really tasty when you roast them instead of cooking or steaming. Serve as a puree or finger food, taking into account the appropriate finger food sizes for your baby's age.

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