by: Christine Albury
Tofu for baby - discover how this amazing food can benefit
your baby's diet.
Tofu - that's just for vegetarians, right?
Tofu is a highly nutritious food that, rather than being
seen as just an alternative to meat, should be included in
your baby's diet on its own merits!
Tofu is part of the legume family. It is fermented soymilk
curd - the process by which it is made compares to the way
that cheese is made from milk. Tofu is a rich source of
protein, calcium, iron, fibre and fatty acids - key
components for good nutrition.
There are two basic types of tofu - hard/firm tofu, often
used in recipes that needs a consistency which holds
together well - and soft or silken tofu, generally used for
desserts, smoothies, soups and sauces.
Fresh tofu has a sweet aroma when opened - any sour odour
would indicate that it is stale and should not be used for
your baby. It will keep for seven days in the refrigerator
and should be placed in an airtight container of water. It
is, however, essential that the water is changed on a daily
basis. Tofu does not freeze particularly well - upon
defrosting it becomes somewhat spongy in texture and appears
About The Author
Christine Albury is a mother of four and the author of http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com - helping you become head chef for a very special little customer!