Watermelon is an incredibly useful and tasty kind of berry, as biologists concluded.
But is it equally useful for adults and children?
Pediatricians have their own opinion about the parental question, at what age can a child give a watermelon.
Small pieces of watermelon can start to giveBaby from one year. The first time you can give the child to try the watermelon juice, squeezed out from the pulp of the berry through the cheesecloth. Or mix it with a child's usual apple juice. Watermelon juice give a day of 1-2 tablespoons, eventually increasing this volume.
Do not insist that the child ate a piece of watermelon, if it does not seem tasty, and the kid stubbornly refuses the new product in the diet.
Make sure before giving the watermelon to the baby thatThe berry does not contain nitrates. On the presence of dangerous enzymes in the watermelon, too much red color of the pulp, white seeds among the blacks, yellow veins among the pink or red flesh are spoken.
Buy watermelon from people who, you know,Raised him in his dacha. Or you can buy a watermelon in the market, but after mid-August, since too early watermelons are usually saturated with nitrates and chemical fertilizers. But do not take watermelon, which is sold near the road, because the exhaust gases of cars have the ability to penetrate the skin of the watermelon.
Before you treat your child with watermelon carefullyRinse the berry in warm water with a brush. Give the baby a flesh from the middle of the berry, since most of the nitrates (if any) are present in the watermelon under the skin up to 3 cm deep.
Children between the ages of one to two years, give a watermelon flesh not more than 50 g. Children from two to three years can give a day 100 grams of watermelon. And those kids who are more than three years old - 150 grams per day.
Check if there are slices of watermelon flesh, which you offer the baby, seeds. The kid swallows them easily, without noticing, and can choke on them.