Beetroot is definitely one of the fun vegetables out there for babies. They get so fascinated as they see the beetroot colour on their hands after holding it. You can introduce this any time after 6 Months after cooking it properly. Beetroots are highly nutritious and has a good amount of vitamin C which aids in iron absorption. They are rich in iron, folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. They are also a great source of fibre.

Serving suggestion for 6M+
You can introduce well-cooked beetroot pieces to your baby cut to appropriate finger food length. Ensure the cuts are long enough for your baby to hold and eat. After 9 months or once your baby develops good pincer grasp, you can cut it into smaller pieces that your baby is comfortable with.

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How to serve?
Beetroot is extremely easy to cook and introduce. We bought beetroot from our local store.
Steps to prepare:
1. Wash beetroot thoroughly and peel the outer layer.
2. Cut them in strips lengthwise (at least 2 inches in length). At 6 months you need to offer in bigger sizes. If your baby is older than 9 months, they can be diced or made into thinner sticks to promote pincer grasp.
3. Steam the beetroot well until it’s cooked and soft.
You can either use a steamer or pressure cook for 2-3 whistles based off the size. Use a toothpick to check if it’s cooked through. Beetroot typically takes longer to cook, so pressure cooking might save time for you.

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