Fruits and vegetables are some of nature’s nutrient powerhouses to help your little one thrive during this exciting (and oh so busy) time of growth and development. That’s because they contain a wide variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and even phytonutrients .
Starting with Stage 1, the Earth's Best® brand has a wide variety of first foods and beyond which provide vitamins A and C, two important vitamins for maintaining a healthy immune system. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is also an essential building block for healthy connective tissue and helps with wound healing. Vitamin C rich foods include citrus, bell peppers, kiwi, broccoli, brussel sprouts and strawberries. A jar of Earth’s Best® Fruit & Veggie Blends, such as Apple Butternut Squash, is a delicious way for babies to get this important vitamin as well as develop a taste for fruits and vegetables A jar of Apple & Butternut Squash has 100% Daily Value (“DV”) of antioxidant Vitamin A and 40% DV of antioxidant Vitamin C.
Vitamin A is also required for your little one’s eye development. Some of the best sources of Vitamin A come from dark greens like spinach, as well as deep yellow or orange fruits and vegetables such as mango or butternut squash. A jar of Earth's Best® Sweet Potato Apricot has 380% Daily Value (“DV”) of vitamin A for infants.
Of course, the best way to ensure that your baby is getting the nourishment he or she needs during this important time is to offer him a varied diet filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables every day.