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Old 11-02-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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When you make baby food?

Do you leave the skins on your food?? I never did until recently...dd is 10 months old I still can't think about that sorry. Anyways, I thought that by leaving the skins on her food now it might add some extra good stuff?? I mean, there are obvious ones you have to peel, but like apples, and pears, and sweet it really necessary to keep peeling those??


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Old 11-02-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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if she is eating the apple raw (grated), i would say yes, peel them, the skin can be a choking hazard. for cooked i would say you probably don't need to just be sure to clean really well using a veggie wash to help remove as much pesticide (if not using organic) and other yucky stuff. that said i just made a ton of sweet potato sticks for my boys and didnt' even think about not peeling them. next time i think i'll leave the skin on. i think you are right, there are loads of nutrients in the skin. thanks for reminding me!
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:56 PM   #3
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I would say that if it's in small enough pieces in the food then you should be alright...I know that apple peels can be a choking hazard, but you know if she is proned to that or not. The peels are very nutritious so I'd say go for can also just watch her really closely the first few times you do it...and that way if you notice her gagging and stuff you will know not to do it next time!
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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I always cooked things w/the skin on, and then took out the insides (does that make sense). As you said there is a ton of nutrients in the skin, and those will be absorbed into the inside of the fruit or veggie.
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