Tuesday, August 30, 2016

First Foods for Baby: Fermented Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are a common first food for babies.  They are sweet and soft and most babies will love them.  By fermenting this vegetable you increase the digestibility of the food and add good bacteria to the gut which is so very important for a baby's developing immune system and digestion.


2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon sea salt
4 tablespoons whey

Poke a few holes in the sweet potato and bake in an oven at 300 degrees for about 2 hours or until soft.  Peel and mash with salt and whey.  Place in a bowl, cover and leave at room temperature for 24 hours.  Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.  This may be spread on bread or crackers like cream cheese for young children and adults.  

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