Buckwheat

Buckwheat What exactly is buckwheat? Buckwheat is a seed – it is not actually ‘wheat’ or a grain of any kind, though it is often listed with grains. It is

Barley

Barley Barley is a very nutritious grain that is packed with fibre (three times as much as oatmeal), and contains amino acids, B vitamins, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus and selenium.Research

Turnip

Turnip Turnip and swede (rutabaga in some countries) belong to the same family of vegetable. The main differences are colour and flavour – swedes are more colourful and taste sweeter.

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato The nutritional value of sweet potatoes and their nutty/sweet flavour make them great as one of baby’s first foods – from about 6 months of age. They are

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pumpkins come in many varieties, shapes, sizes and colours, and are often referred to as ‘Winter Pumpkins’, which is to do with their season but also signifies their growth

Parsnips

Parsnips Parsnips may be given to baby at around 8 months of age; their delicate nutty sweetness – especially when it has been enhanced by winter frost – will be

Legumes

Legumes Legumes belong to a class of plant that includes lentils, peas and beans – and are one of the best sources of protein in the plant kingdom. Popular legumes

Green Beans

Green Beans Green beans are not the easiest of vegetables to puree to a smooth consistency. The ‘skins’ are the main problem, but green beans are impossible to peel. However,

Eggplant

Eggplant Eggplants (also known as aubergines) come in several varieties. The deep purple shiny ones are very attractive – but the skin of any variety can cause digestive problems, so

Broccoli

Broccoli One of the most nutritious vegetables, broccoli is best introduced into baby’s diet at around 10 months of age – rather than being one of the very first vegetables.