Papaya For Your Baby

The papaya is a tropical fruit that most of us in North America are not familiar with, though it is ubiquitous in South and Central America. It may be difficult to find where you live, but if you can find it it has the taste of the pineapple with the texture of a cantaloupe. The skin is bright orange unlike its green cousin the mango. It has a mild flavor and it is very easy for baby to digest.

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When is baby ready?

6 months old

How to buy

Buy firm non-blemished papaya and eat when soft.

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Homemade Baby Food Recipe

Cut in half, remove seeds and peel, and eat.

How to store

Keep on counter-top until soft and refrigerate for one week after ripening.

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Should I buy organic?

No, it has a tough skin so it probably is not contaminated with pesticides.

Adult Recipe

Just cut-up and eat or mix with other fruit to make a fruit salad. Serve at breakfast with some lime to squeeze on it.

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