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Which aromatic spices are safe to introduce into baby’s diet?


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So you’ve mastered the basics and your baby is now accustomed to straightforward fruit and vegetable purees. Now this is where the fun begins! Adding different flavours into your little one’s meals and waiting in anticipation to see the look of pleasure on her face. With my little one, the pleasure on her face wasn’t so much about a smile, it was in her eyes; they would light up when she was enjoying her meal and she’d lean forward with mouth wide open for more. Equally she would spit out the food if she didn’t like it! The brutal honesty of children – you’ve got to love it!

Some parents may get confused about which spices can and can’t be introduced into a baby’s diet, but most are safe to use in ground, fresh or dried varieties provided you use just a pinch at a time initially.

Below are some of the spices and herbs that are safe to use in baby food but there are lots more.

 

  • Basil
  • Bay leaves
  • Black pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Curry leaves
  • Dill
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground ginger
  • Mint
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric
  • Vanilla
  • White pepper

 

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