Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Baby Food - Mango

This was Brody's all time favorite food so far!  He can't get enough....I think he would eat these until he was sick!
One mango yields about six ounces of puree.

When purchasing fresh mango, look for fruit that's free of nicks, bruises, and other blemishes. A ripe mango will give slightly when you squeeze it and have a fruity aroma at the steam; the color can vary between red, yellow, or orange and isn't the best indicator of ripeness.

Wash the mango with a mixture of three parts water and one part white vinegar to remove bacteria. Rinse under cool running water and dry.

Use a knife with serrated edges to slice the thickest part of the mango on either side; cut as close as possible to the pit. Make three horizontal and three vertical cuts (down to the peel but not through it) in the flesh of the mango. Scoop the flesh out with a spoon.

Puree mango in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.

Refrigerate leftover mango puree for up to 3 days. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator.

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