July 1, 2013 • Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel

Summertime brings tropical visions of palm trees and the delicious fruity treats that grow plentifully in their presence. If your pediatrician approves, mangoes are a tasty tropical fruit that can safely be offered to your baby between seven and ten months of age.

Packed with vitamins A, C & D, mangoes have a higher level of carotenoids than almost any other fruit; carotenoids are free-radical scavengers that are said to ward off colds, and reduce the risk of cancer as well as heart disease. Low in fat and calories but loaded with fiber, mango is a wonder-fruit to be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.
How to shop for a mango
A fresh mango should feel soft and plump, measuring at least 5 inches in diameter. To choose a ripe mango, look for an orange yellow or red color with the fewest black spots, which indicates bruising.
If you want to wait a few days before serving, buy a firmer, partially green mango, and ripen uncovered at room temperature out of direct sunlight.
To prepare mango baby food
Simply peel, scoop out flesh, dispose of seeds and puree into baby food in your Baby Food Maker & Bottle Warmer.
Interesting Mango Recipes
Mango A La Creme
·   1 Ripe Mango
·   Plain or Vanilla Yogurt
·   Dash of Apple or Pear Juice
·   Peel mango
·   Remove seeds and pit
·   Chop into small pieces
·   Slowly add yogurt and juice until you reach desired consistency
Sweet Mango Soup
·   1 lb ripe mangoes, peeled, seeded and cut into small chunks
·   1 cup milk
·   1 cup of vanilla yogurt
·   1/4 cup sugar
·   1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
·   1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
·   Puree mango in Baby Food Maker & Bottle Warmer.
·   Add yogurt, milk, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, until you reach desired consistency
·   Add milk to thin if desired
·   Chill and serve cold
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