Papaya is a sweet, tropical fruit which will give your baby a new flavour to enjoy. When buying papaya look for an orange blush on its yellow-green skin to tell when it's ripe. Papayas are nutritious and a good source of beta-carotene and vitamin C.
How to make Papaya puree
- Cut the papaya in half
- Scoop out the black seeds and throw them away.
- Carefully use a small sharp knife to cut the skin away from the flesh.
- Slice the fruit into small chunks and mash to a purée with a fork.
- To add different textures try adding a small amount of baby rice or mashed banana.
With thanks to the Small Steps home cooking team.