Asparagus is very rich in nutrients vegetables and can be best introduced as a finger food or as a versatile ingredient for your baby’s puree. For your baby’s first venture to the solid food, asparagus is a good start. If your baby’s urine has an odor, do not freak out as asparagus has got to do with it. Rest assured that your baby’s digestive system is being cleaned up by this antioxidant rich vegetalble. Fun fact, aside from the green asparagus that you usually see, it also comes in other colors- purple and white! The green asparagus is the most commonly available as the white variety is planted underground (yes! to avoid the sun and the chlorophyll form on its stalks). The purple asparagus on one hand is the smallest from these three and has an added anthocyanins, the one that gives it the darker pigment and is cure for cancer, allergies and inflammation.
Ingredient Selection Tips:
- Choose the asparagus with stalks that are well-rounded and medium-sized.
- Select the stems with closed and firm flower tips.
- The end of the cut stalks can be dry and woody. But that is alright.
|Preparation Time||3 minutes|
|Total Time||5-7 minutes|
Bon appétit for your baby!