Fruits of July
The vitamin C in watermelon can help strengthen your baby’s immune system, which can help them fight illnesses like colds and ear infections. The vitamin A in watermelon can help your baby develop healthier skin and stronger teeth.
Melons are low in sodium, and very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin K, potassium, and copper, and a very good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6.
Melons are a healthy and nutritious fruit option for your little one. Soothing and watery, full of beta carotene, melons are sure to be one of baby’s favorite foods.
Both cantaloupe and honeydew melon are good choices, though cantaloupe contains more antioxidants. A good choice to reduce your risk of foodborne illness is the variety of melon with the honeydew melon rind and cantaloupe flesh.
Which one is a Superfood:
Cantaloupe. While cantaloupe’s rough skin isn’t exactly pretty, it’s the inside that counts with these melons. The fruit (also known as muskmelon) is part of the gourd family and is known for being super-hydrating and sweet.