Can I feed my baby kiwifruit?
Zespri Green kiwifruit
1. You can feed your baby solid foods from around 8 months old
Kiwifruit that is easy to mash or puree is a good choice for infants who are just starting to eat solid foods1,2. What’s more, as your child moves onto finger foods in the months that follow, fresh fruit is great for cutting into bite-sized chunks or strips1,2. However, some types of fruit such as strawberries, oranges or kiwifruit can be quite acidic, so keep an eye out for any signs of a reaction (such as rashes), which can sometimes occur with acidic foods3. For that reason, and especially if your baby has previously shown a reaction to other acidic foods, we suggest introducing kiwifruit into the diet a little later, from 8 – 12 months.
2. Zespri kiwifruit are packed full of nutrients
All parents want to make sure that their children are eating a healthy and balanced diet containing all the vitamins and minerals that their young bodies need. It is common knowledge that fruits and vegetables are some of the best choices around, but did you know just how nutritious the Zespri kiwifruit is? Not only does it contain 17 essential vitamins and minerals (more than almost all common fruits), but it also is source of fibre and potassium and has exceptionally high levels of vitamin C4
Did you know?
Zespri kiwifruit are also available in organic varieties. When you spot the words ‘Organic Green’ or ‘Organic SunGold’ on your kiwifruit sticker, you can rest assured that the product you are purchasing is 100 % organically grown