Can I keep the apple peel on while making apple pureé for my 6month old? Also, is it better to steam the apple rather than pressure cooking it to retain nutrients?

Its better to peel the apple or any other fruit cause now a days they use lot of pesticides n even wax to give a Polish look to fruits n which is very apparent in apples. Regarding your 2nd question, I will neither boil nor steam the apple. I will just peel and cut the apple into thin slices and puree it in the mixer grinder and feed my baby. This is what my baby's pediatrician advised n I followed..

My Dr asked me to steam or boil everything that I feed to my baby including fruits

Some pediatricians suggest to steam/boil even fruits but I don't get the reason for doing so.. Pooja Shetty, can you please tell us why do we need to stream or boil fruits?

I have always peeled. I steamed everything in infancy.

Hi Rajeshwari, for babies under a year old it is safer to peel the apples as they may get stomach upset due to the peel.
You can steam it or cook it with little water and a small cinnamon stick to make apple sauce. You don't need to pressure cook it as it can be cooked easily in a small steel bowl.

But y one needs to cook it?

Hey Rajeshwari, it's always better to peel the Apple and give as the fibre content in the peel is more and the digestive system is weak and will not be able to digest it properly.

He told their digestive system is very delicate and any worms or pests should not enter their system till 1 year after that their digestive system will develop to handle uncooked food...I also questioned if the nutrients will not be lost by boiling he told babies don't need a lot of nutrients most of it will be met through mothers milk even small quantity in other foods is more than sufficient.

Thank u all for the valuable replies...

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