TOMATO BENEFIT FOR TODDLER

tomat who does not know tomatoes? Round and red colored fruit which is usually used for food complement, the addition of this fruit serves as a natural flavoring dish.

There are several types of tomatoes used for cooking, but that is often used is small tomatoes and tomato fruit (cherry tomatoes). The tomatoes contain high vitamin A and C. Vitamin A is good for eye health, vitamin C to boost the immune system.

The red color in tomatoes is lycopene which indicates substances phytochemical compounds that act as antioxidants. Vitamin A is good for toddlers. Requirement of vitamin A for children aged 1-3 years is 300 micrograms per day (1,000 IU). As for children aged 4-8 years, need 400 micrograms per day (1,300 IU), and for children 9-13 years of 600 micrograms per day (2,000 IU).

In a medium-sized tomatoes weighing about 60 grams contain vitamin C about 600-1000 IU. This means that, for a one year old toddler vitamin A requirement can be met by consuming tomatoes one or two pieces.

How to eat tomatoes for toddlers that is the way smoothed. Tomatoes washed, then blanch it using hot water. Then remove the peel. Remove the seed, slices it and add water. Then mashed / blended it. If it tastes too sour for toddlers can be added sweet fruits such as papaya.

Source: fimadani.com

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