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Recipe

How To Puree Fruits and Vegetables

10
27 mins

Ingredients

  • Fruits and vegetables
 

Step by step

  • 15 mins
    Preparation
  • 12 mins
    Cooking
  • 27 mins
    Time total
  • Fruits and vegetables that require cooking:

    Suitable fruits - apples, apricots, dates, peaches, pears, plums, rhubarb (leaves completely removed), nectarines

    Suitable vegetables – beans, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, peas, squash, potato, parsnip, sweet potato, turnip, pumpkin, spinach, zucchini, mushrooms

    1. Wash, peel (if necessary) and chop fruits or vegetables.

    2. Place in a small saucepan; pour over enough water to cover; bring to the boil, simmer until tender.

    3. Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. For younger babies, push fruit or vegetables through a sieve or blend in a blender until smooth, adding some of the reserved cooking liquid until the required consistency is reached. For older babies, simply mash with a fork, adding some of the reserved cooking liquid for a smoother consistency if required.

    4. Puree can now be frozen for use at a later date.

    5. For convenient quantities, place puree into ice cube trays and freeze. Each cube is equal to about 1 tablespoonful, which is just right for babies starting out.

    NOTE: When using a frozen puree, ensure any uneaten portion is discarded. It is not suitable for refrigeration or freezing.

  • Fruits that don’t require cooking:

    Suitable fruits - avocados, bananas, melons, figs, mangoes, pawpaw, strawberries, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries

    1. Wash, peel (if necessary) and chop fruit, removing any seeds where needed.

    2. For younger babies, push fruits though a sieve or blend in a blender until smooth, adding some cooled boiled water, until the required consistency is reached. For older babies, simply mash with a fork, adding some cooled boiled water for a smoother consistency, if required.

    3. Uncooked fruits are not suitable to freeze, but can be refrigerated for up to 1 day.

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