Introducing Moringa (Drumstick) to Baby

When my little girl tried morninga pods for the first time, I marked it; her 54th ingredient to taste. We’ve sure come a long way!
Before cooking, I cleaned its rind of the long fibers and sliced it the way I usually do for curries. Then I boiled it with her rice (she also tried Pachchaperumal for the first time today) and other veggies including wetakolu, wattakka, potato and lentils, along with moringa leaf, chicken and coconut milk for lunch. Then I removed the moringa pieces separately and scraped the pods and meat out. I added this to the rice mix again and puréed it all into a lumpy texture.
Colloquially knows as drumstick, this vegetable or the fruit of the moringa tree is high in calcium, iron, vitamin C and B complex vitamins. It is also full of Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Potassium.
It helps build strong bones, aids digestion, purifies blood (thereby reducing acne and other related skin problem), remedies respiratory problems, and fights against infant lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis. Drumsticks are also anti-inflammatory and protects against infections by boosting immune activity and eliminating harmful free radicals from your baby’s body.

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