The Mediterranean diet always arouses questions and questions in moms and dads, when introducing these foods into your baby’s food. As is popular knowledge, during the first six months of life the ideal food for a baby is breast milk almost exclusively, but from the year already must be adding other types of foods and proteins, such as ham Iberian.
It is not until after 12 months, when you can introduce sausages and cold cuts in your meals . When it comes to ham, always doubts whether this food is good or not for the children and what age arise can be added to the diet regularly emanera d.
Regarding the difference between Iberian ham and ham or cooked ham is significant: Iberian ham contains salt, although it is a totally natural food and made without any additive or preservative. On the other hand, the ham contains more sugar, which is perhaps a sign that you should wait a little longer to introduce it into the diet of a child who is about a year old.
The experts in infant nutrition are decisive in this regard: “ Iberico ham or acorn ham , is an adequate food of high nutritional value for child development from one year of age . “ They also added that it is a “food, which among meat products, is the most suitable for a child’s diet from the first years of age because it has the necessary nutrients for good growth and development.”
And what kind of ham can you eat?
We already discarded or at least made clear the cons of York ham , for children of developmental age.
To go on to offer cured ham , you should know that Iberian ham provides more quality protein than the serrano , but the latter contains less fat, calories and salt , so it is more recommended for babies than the Iberian ham .
In addition, the Serrano ham contributes more
- and potassium;
- high doses of iron and zinc,
- rich in high quality proteins,
- unsaturated fatty acids
- rich in vitamins of type B
Regarding its difficulty when eating it since the youngest ones could choke on it, if we introduce the ham into the food from the first year, it is recommended to cut very thin and shredded slices removing the fat as much as possible, so that the child can eat it without any problem.
So after all information, you know. when the holidays are approaching, a special occasion or those family reunions, where what is always missing is good food , do not hesitate to give a little Serrano ham or Iberian to your child, provided that it has already passed the year of age. It is one of the foods you should not hide from so you can eat it, but instead you can enjoy it and savor it together, while discovering new flavors and receiving high nutritional contributions.
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