Saturday 16 March 2024

Nutritious Guava Puree: A Delicious Introduction to Solid Foods for Babies

In the exciting journey of introducing solid foods to your baby, guava puree stands out as a delicious and nutritious option. Guavas are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, making them an excellent choice for your baby's growing needs.

This vibrant fruit not only delights the taste buds but also offers a plethora of health benefits. From supporting digestion to boosting the immune system, guavas are a powerhouse of nutrients that can aid in your baby's overall development.

Preparing guava puree for your little one is simple and easy. By following a few steps, you can create a smooth and velvety puree that is gentle on your baby's delicate palate. Plus, you have the flexibility to adjust the texture to suit your baby's preferences, whether they are just starting on solids or exploring new flavors.

With its sweet and tangy taste, guava puree introduces your baby to exciting flavors while providing essential nutrients for their growth and development. So, why wait? Embark on this flavorful journey with your little one and introduce them to the goodness of guava puree today!

Here's a simple recipe for making guava puree suitable for babies:


  • Ripe guavas
  • Water (optional, for thinning the puree)


  • Wash the guavas thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or impurities.
  • Peel the guavas and remove the seeds. Guava seeds can be quite hard and may pose a choking hazard for babies, so make sure to remove them completely.
  • Cut the guavas into small chunks.
  • Steam the guava chunks until they are soft and tender. Steaming helps retain the nutrients in the guavas.
  • Once the guava chunks are soft, transfer them to a blender or food processor.
  • Blend the guava chunks until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. If the puree is too thick, you can add a little water to thin it out to your desired consistency.
  • Allow the puree to cool before serving it to your baby.
  • You can store any leftover guava puree in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days, or you can freeze it in ice cube trays for longer storage.

Before introducing guava puree to your baby, make sure they are old enough to start eating solid foods and have already tried other fruits to rule out any allergies. Always consult with your pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby's diet.

Deliciously Nutritious: 7 Creative Ways to Prepare Guava Puree for Your Baby

Guava puree is a nutritious and delicious option for introducing fruits to babies. Here are a few different ways you can prepare and serve guava puree for your little one:

Simple Guava Puree:

  • Peel and remove the seeds from ripe guavas.
  • Cut the guavas into chunks and blend them in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • You can add a little water or breast milk/formula to adjust the consistency if needed.
  • Serve the puree as is or mix it with other fruits or baby cereals for added flavor and nutrients.

Guava and Banana Mash:

  • Mash ripe bananas and peeled guavas together until smooth.
  • You can adjust the ratio of banana to guava based on your baby's preferences.
  • This combination adds natural sweetness and creaminess to the puree.

Guava and Apple Blend:

  • Peel, core, and chop apples.
  • Steam the apples until they are soft.
  • Blend the steamed apples with peeled and seeded guavas until smooth.
  • This combination provides a mix of sweet and tart flavors along with additional nutrients from the apples.

Guava Yogurt Blend:

  • Mix guava puree with plain yogurt.
  • You can adjust the ratio of guava puree to yogurt based on your baby's taste preferences.
  • This blend adds creaminess and a hint of tartness to the puree, along with probiotics from the yogurt.

Guava and Oatmeal Puree:

  • Cook oatmeal according to package instructions.
  • Blend cooked oatmeal with guava puree until smooth.
  • This combination adds fiber and texture to the puree, making it more filling and nutritious.

Guava and Avocado Mash:

  • Mash ripe avocados and peeled guavas together until smooth.
  • Avocado adds creaminess and healthy fats to the puree, making it a nutritious option for growing babies.

Frozen Guava Popsicles:

  • Pour guava puree into popsicle molds.
  • Freeze until solid.
  • These frozen treats are perfect for soothing sore gums during teething or as a refreshing snack on hot days.

Remember to always introduce new foods one at a time and watch for any signs of allergies or sensitivities. Additionally, consult with your pediatrician regarding the appropriate age and portion sizes for introducing guava and other solid foods to your baby.


Wednesday 7 September 2016

Crisp and Refreshing: The Health Benefits of Cucumber During Pregnancy

Cucumber is a  creeping vine; it's originally from South Asia and  widely cultivated plant in the gourd family  It generally require temperatures between 60-90°F/15-33°C. China is the largest producer of cucumbers, and it provides about 2/3rd of the global supply. the 3 different varieties of cucumbers are: slicing, pickling, and burpless. It  belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is dark-green skin, crispy, moisture, varying in size, shape, and color.

Scientific name : Cucumis sativus

In Different Languages:

Hindi  - ‘khira/kheera’ or ‘kakdi’
Telugu - Dosakaya
Tamil  -  Kakkarikkari
Malayalam  -  Kani Vellarikka
Marathi - Kakadi
Gujarati - Kakdi
Punjabi - Tar
Bengali  - Sosha

Nutritional Value of  Cucumber:

Vitamin A        -     2%   
Vitamin K      -    19%
Vitamin C       -     4%
Calcium         -      1%   
Iron                -     1%
Magnesium          -   3%
Cholesterol       -   0%
Dietary fiber     -    2%
Copper            -     4%
Protein             -    1%

Health Benefits:
  • It protects your brain, improves your memory and protects your nerve cells.
  • Reduces risk of cancer and treats Alzheimer disease.
  • Strengthen bones and detoxify your body.
  • Relieves stress and improves your digestive health.
  • Maintains your heart healthy.
  • Relieves Constipation and improves dental health.
  • Helps in managing diabetes.
  • Reduces kidney stones.
Skin Benefits:
  • Revitalizes your skin and it will reverses skin tanning.
  • It controls puffiness of the eyes and rejuvenates your skin.
  • It helps to open pores and fights cellulite.
  • Cucumber is a natural moisturizer, so it reduces eye wrinkles and dark circles.
Hair Benefits:
  • Controls hair fall and gives healthy and shiny hair.
Benefits during pregnancy:
  • Cucumber is good for your health during pregnancy, because it present Vitamin K. 
  • Vitamin K plays a important role, which helps to strengthen your bones, and rich in vitamin C, K, potassium, magnesium and iron.
  • It gives a proper development  of the fetus inside you and helps in preventing obesity during pregnancy.

NOTE: *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Vietnam exports Fruit, veg to China increased 218 percent

Fruits and Vegetables

On August 15th Monday, Vietnam General Department of Customs reported that fruits and vegetable exports are increased by over 218% during the first half of the year 2016.

Vietnam has sold some 803.808 million U.S. dollars worth of fruits and vegetables. In the six month period, China remained the biggest importer of Vietnam fruits and vegetables, accounting for nearly70% of the Vietnam total share market.

Vietnam has exported fruits like watermelon, dragon fruit and Logan to the country. During the six month period, Vietnam has exported fruits and vegetables to the world market in revenue of 1.16 billion U.S. dollars.

According to Vietnam Association, fruits and vegetables are exported to nearly 40 countries and territories worldwide.

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Shining Bright: Unveiling the Amazing Health Benefits of Star Fruit

Star fruit is a star shaped tropical fruit with high nutritional value. It is also known as carambola, and native to Malayan peninsula, Southeast Asia, Pacific islands and China. The star fruit is small, bushy evergreen tree with sweet and sour flavor and  length is 2-1/2 to 5 inches. It contains very low calories and 100gram of fruit provides 31 calories.

Health Benefits of Star Fruit

Scientific name: Averrhoa carambola.

Nutritional Value:
Vitamin C 41.33%
Copper 16.44%
Vitamin B5   8.44%
Dietary Fiber 7.89%
Carbohydrate 5.59%

In Different Languages:
Hindi and Gujarati  -   Kamrakh
Telugu                    -   Ambanamkaya
Tamil                      -   Thambaratham
Kannada                -    Kaparakshi Hannu
Malayalam              -   Chaturappuli
Marathi                   -   Karambal
Bengali                    -   Kamranga

Health Benefits:
  • It cures cough, fever sore throats and ulcer. It is also good for diabetes patients and improves digestion too. The star fruit flower is good for treating children with coughs.
  • It contains fiber, helps to lose weight.
  • It has a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B5  and vitamin B9 (helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke).
  • It has low amount of minerals and rich amount of copper, will lowers cholesterol levels.

Hair Benefits:
  • Star fruits contains nutrients, which make your hair to circulate more freely. It has a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C will reduce the hair loss and ageing process.
  • It contains B-complex, which is important for hair growth and make your hair healthy and strong.
Skin Benefits:
  • Star fruit can be applied directly on a dry of oily skin. 
  • It purifies our blood and make our skin glow.

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Can Fresh Fruits Help Reduce the Risk of Kidney Stones? Exploring the Potential Benefits

Scientist has found that taking fruits in every day dissolve human kidney stones. Hydroxycitrate (HCA) is an effective inhibitor of calcium oxalate crystal which is able to dissolve these crystals. People eating vegetable will not only make them healthy, also make them happy too.

Eating fresh fruits will reduce kidney stones

Calcium oxalate crystals will prevent from kidney stones. 12% of men and 7% of women are affected from kidney stones. High blood pressure, diabetes and obesity patients are affected by the kidney stones.

Patients who are at danger of developing kidney stones should take lot of water daily and also avoid foods rich in oxalate (such as rhubarb, okra, spinach and almonds and so on).

Citrate (CA) can slow crystal (kidney stone) growth.

Food supplement:

White in color: Cabbage, Radish, Turnip.
Health Benefits:
  • Improves immune system.
  • Gives protection to stomach.
  • It decreases cholesterol.
  • Provides healthy heart.

Yellow in colour: Corn, Lemon, Pumpkin, and Orange.
Health Benefits:
  • It decreases cholesterol.
  • Healthy heart and joints.
  • Gives eye protection.
  • Prevents from cancer.

Red in colour: Tomato, Chilly, Cherry, Strawberry.
Health Benefits:
  • Provides healthy heart.
  • Gives protection to our skin.
  • Prevents from cancer.

Purple in colour: Grapes, Brinjal
Health Benefits:
  • It improves your memory.
  • Improves blood vessels.

Green in color: Avacoda, Peas, cucumber.
Health Benefits:
  • Gives protection to stomach.
  • Gives eye protection.
  • Improves immune system.

Sunday 7 August 2016

Unveiling the Nutritional Treasures: Exploring the Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Cashew nuts contains vitamins and minerals and full of anti-oxidants, which are required for functioning the body. Cashew is kidney or bean shape, sweet and crunchy, and children love to eat them. It contains high calories, vitamins and minerals, copper, magnesium, and zinc. It helps in digesion, healthy gums and teeth, improve bones and nerves to make healthier.

Scientific name: Anacardium occidentale.

Origin : Brazil, but later Portugese brought these nuts to India.

In Different Languages:
Tamil  -  Munthiri Paruppu
Hindi  - Cashew nuts or ‘kaju‘
Telugu - Jeedipappu
Malayalam  - Andiparippu
kannada- Geru Beeja
Gujarati - Kaju

Health Benefits of  the Cashew Nuts:

  • Prevents from Cancer - Cashew nuts contains Proanthocyanidins and high copper content which fight against cancerous cells and stop them to divide further.
  • Keeps your Heart healthy - Cashew nut contains aleic acid and low fat content which makes your heart healthier and the anti-oxidant will prevent you from hear diseases.
  • Decrease High Blood Pressure - It will decrease your blood pressure, due to the presence of magnesium.Healthy Hair - Copper content is present in cashew nut, which helps your hair get that color.Healthy Bones - Due to the presence of magnesium, it will impreove the bone healthy.
  • Prevents Gallstones - It reduce the development of gallstones.
  • Helps in Weight Loss - Due to low fat content present in cashew nut, it will reduce your body weight.
  • Helps Digestion
  • Healthy Gums and Teeth
  • Pleasant sleep - During night time, daily taking cashew nut will make you relax and gives pleasant sleep.


Sunday 31 July 2016

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Guava

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Guava

Guavas are a very common type of fruit, but people will neglect this fruit because of  their hardness & presence of seeds. It contains rich in vitamin C and antioxidants for skin. It improves skin texture, brain health and thyroid health, regulates sugar in diabetics, cures scurvy and prevent from cancer and breast cancer.

Scientific name : Psidium Guajava

Nutritional Value of  Guava:

Dietary Fiber - 22%
Calories - 3%
Protein - 5%

Vitamin C  - 381%
Vitamin A - 12%
Vitamin E - 4%
Niacin - 5%
Folate - 12%

Phosphorus - 4%
Potassium - 12%
Copper - 11%
Manganese - 8%
Magnesium - 5%

In Different Languages:
Tamil  -  Koiya Pazham
Hindi  - Amrood
Telugu - Jaamapandu
Malayalam  - Nattu Peraka
kannada- SeebeKayi
Gujarati - Jam phal
Marathi - Peru

Health Benefits:
  • Reduces symptoms of diarrhea.
  • Helps to maintain good eyesight.
  • Improves skin texture.
  • Improves brain health and thyroid health.
  • Regulates sugar in diabetics.
  • Used as a remedy for scurvy.
  • Prevent from cancer and breast cancer.
  • Helps to lose weight.
  • Prevents from cold and viral infections.
  • Cures Stomach Problem.
  • Cures Dengue Fever and toothache.
  • Improves Blood Circulation.
Benefits Of Guava For Skin:
  • Improves Complexion
  • UV Protection
  • Anti-ageing Properties
  • Natural Skin Toner
  • Treatment Of Acne And Dark Spots
  • Treatment Of Blackheads And Skin Itchiness
Benefits Of Guava For Hair:
  • Combats Hair Loss - Due to the presence of Vitamin V in guava fruit that promote healthy hair growth and also helps in combating hair loss problems.

Saturday 30 July 2016

Benefits of Custard Apple

Custard apples fruit is soft and chewy, and the flesh is white in color and the pulp coats  with shiny black seeds, that are slightly poisonous too. This fruit is also known as chermoyas and cultivated in south america, west indies and part of asia. It contains rich in anti-oxidants like vitamin C; it will helps to get rid of free radicals from the body and aslo contains high calories.

In Different Languages:
Hindi  - ‘sharifa‘ or ‘sitaphal'
Telugu - Seetha Palam
Tamil  -  Seetha Pazham
Malayalam  -  Sita Pazham
Marathi - Sitaphala
Gujarati - Sita Phal
Punjabi - Sharifa 

Custard Apple Benefits
Healthy skin and Hair:
  • custurd apple contains Vitamin C, which helps for healthy skin moisturisation and anti-aging.
  • The pulp is used as  balm to treat boils and ulcers.
  • custard apple outer skin is good for tooth decay and gum pain.
Healthy Weight:
  • Improves weight.
During Pregnancy:
  • Custard apple develop the brain, nervous system & immune system of a baby.
  • It  reduces the risk of miscarriage.
  • During childbirth, it minimizes the extent of labor pain.
  • Prevents from nausea, numbness and mood swings.
  • Helps to produce breast milk during pregnancy.
Prevents Asthma:
  • Custard apple is rich in vitamin B6, so it helps to prevent asthmatic attacks.
Prevents Heart Attacks:
  • Custard apple contains magnesium, it helps to prevent from cardiac attack.
  • Muscles Relaxation.
Aids Digestion:
  • Custard apple is rich in copper and dietary fibre, so it helps for digestion.
  • Relives from constipation.
Excellent for Diabetics:
  • It contains dietary fiber; so it helps slow down the absorption of sugar.
Controls Blood Pressure:
  • It keeps the blood pressure levels in control because it contain potassium and magnesium.
Reduces Cholesterol:
  • It loweres cholesterol level due to the presence of niacin and dietary fiber.