Today, I gave my daughter Tofu (8 months+) or Soy Bean Curd as her 64th ingredient to taste. There are 3 types of Tofu: Silken, Soft and Firm. I puréed the firm kind with boiled pumpkin and peas and Ahalya really liked it!
Tofu is a great source of iron, protein, calcium and antioxidants. It is also rich in flavonoids and isoflavonoids and helps baby’s overall growth; strengthens his immunity; aids the production of hemoglobin, myoglobin, callogen and other enzymes; develops healthy bones, keeps free radical scavenging in the body at minimum and can even help in preventing cancer.
Bean curd is essentially unfermented soy and can cause allergies in some babies. So remember to consult with your pediatrician before introducing it. Always discuss any food such as this that may pose an allergy risk to your infant once weaning had begun with his/her doctor before introduction.