Today, I offered my daughter Kiwi Fruit (8 months+/1 year+) for the first time as her 77th ingredient to try. It was combined with ripe mango and she seemed to like it very much.
Kiwi fruit or Chinese gooseberry is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folate, Antioxidants, Folic Acid and dietary fiber. It also contains minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, chromium, copper, magnesium and zinc. Kiwi fruits are known to boost the immune system, increase iron absorption from other foods, heal wounds, prevent cardiovascular diseases, remedy constipation, reduce blood clots, effectively fight disease and infection, improve eye health, prevent asthma and aid cell development. These fruits are also a great source of phyto-nutrients which repair DNA and protect against certain cancers.
Kiwi is not a highly allergenic fruit. However it is acidic and the acidity of the fruit may prompt mouth rashes and possibly rashes on the bottom in babies. Also if your little one suffers from reflux, then it is advised to hold off introduction until his first birthday or later because some parents find that its acidity can cause reflux flare ups in infants.