The advantage of nuts is that apart from having a delicious taste and being enjoyed by your baby, they actually have a potential protein content that is beneficial to your baby’s health. The protein content contained in nuts is approximately 8-17%, the average iron content is 1-5 mg / 100 grams and the last one is calcium 14-102 mg / 100 grams.
It is recommended that complementary foods for your baby use peas, which are a type of bean that has very good nutritional value for babies. Peas contain high protein, complete vitamin content such as vitamins A, C, B1, B6, contain folate and also a complete mineral content of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, selenium, iron, zinc and manganese which are very helpful in growth and your baby’s development.
Protein functions to support cell growth in the body, to maintain your baby’s immunity and also to maintain the health of baby’s hair. You need to know that the role of balanced protein between vegetable and animal protein will be a source of energy, as a source of food reserves and can also regulate the balance of acid-base levels in the body’s cells.
Peas are highly recommended baby food those aged 6-8 months. With a mixture of peas, in addition to adding porridge, the baby will not get bored for consumption, your child can also fulfill your child’s daily nutrition. Entering the age of your child 12 months, you can mix the peas in stir-fry or soup so that the texture is more pronounced when consumed.
Choosing good and right peas for a side dish of breast milk is to look for peas that are not wilted, crunchy and still bright green in color. Fresh peas usually have velvety outward features, try not to buy peeled peas if you are forced to buy them, pay attention to their texture and color so that their freshness is maintained.
In processing peas in complementary feeding, you can steam or boil them so that the amount of water contained is less for baby food. At the initial giving you can make the texture softer, making it easier for the baby to consume it. You should balance your baby’s vegetable and animal protein needs from complementary foods, which can be obtained from red meat, fish, eggs, milk and other types of nuts.