Friday, 29 October 2010

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Avocado Wheat Germ Finger Food/Avocado Hvedekim Finger Mad/牛油果小麦胚芽[niú yóu guǒ xiǎo mài pēi yá] (from 8 months)


This is another easy and fast snack to make for baby.

Directions:
Chop half of a ripe avocado, coat or sprinkle it with wheat germ and serve.

Nutritional Value:
Avocado is well known for its high vitamin K and Vitamin A content. It also contains small amounts of Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Biotin, and Folate. It is rich in minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, and contains some amounts of iron, calcium, iodine, selenium, zinc and phosphorus. It contains dietary fibers. In addition, avocado contains complete protein with all the essential amino acids. Avocados contain notable levels of vitamin B-6, but less than bananas. Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol.

Wheat germ provides an impressive bundle of nutrients including protein, vitamin A, vit B1, B3, B5 (helps baby’s body assimilate energy from food), B6, folate, and the minerals zinc, potassium, phosphorus (promotes healthy bones and teeth), calcium, magnesium, and manganese. It is high in naturally occurring polyunsaturated fat. Wheat germ also contains a high amount of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant which strengthens baby’s immune system and also helps protect the oil in the wheat germ from quickly becoming rancid.

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Additional Information:
I have been wanting to make this for J, but have been very busy with trying out other food. Finally I made this for him for the first time for breakfast this morning (21.2.2010), and it was an instant hit! On hingsight, I should have make this earlier, since J enjoys it so much, but better late than never. J usually doesn't like to eat avocado alone, as the taste is plain, but he just simply loves this.

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