It is particularly important to discuss the introduction of strawberries with your baby’s doctor or paediatrician, as strawberries are one of the foods with very high allergy risk. The age at which to introduce strawberries into baby’s diet is normally recommended as at least 12 months of age – even later if there is any family history of strawberry allergy or other sensitivity.

Some commercially produced baby foods containing cooked strawberries do not seem to present quite such dangers – possibly due to the extremely high heat used during production. Such temperatures are NOT POSSIBLE at home, so home-cooked strawberries should not be given without the advice of your baby’s consultant.

Strawberries are good for baby (and you):
For those who have no issues with eating strawberries, they are highly nutritious – as well as truly delicious.

Strawberries are a very rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C, and are high in plant phenols, the powerful anti-oxidant properties of which help protect against diseases – particularly cancers. Strawberries also contain vitamins B1, B2, and K, as well as folate, niacin, and several minerals – notably potassium, magnesium and calcium.

Hints on buying and storing:

  • Buy organic if possible – strawberries feature on the ‘dirty dozen’ list of foods most highly contaminated with pesticides.
  • They are very delicate and easily damaged, so inspect carefully before buying.
  • Choose bright, fresh fruit with no dull areas, and with fresh-looking green leaves not dry, wilted ones.
  • Keep fresh strawberries in a refrigerator or cool room, and use within 1 or 2 days – they soon become soft and go mouldy.

Tips on cooking:

  • No need to cook.
  • Immediately before using, wash well, cut out the stem and a little of the ‘hull’ with the point of a knife, then serve in chunks, mash, or puree.

Ideas for ways of including strawberries in your baby’s meals:

  • Include in a healthy muffin recipe.
  • Add to homemade baby cereal.
  • Combine with apple, banana, kiwi, mango, papaya (paw paw), peaches or blueberries.
  • Combine with light cream cheese or plain yogurt.

Please remember: Always consult your baby’s paediatrician or doctor about introducing new foods.

This information presented to you acts as a guide which contains researched information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.

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