Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Barley Water for Babies

Barley is very good for babies health. Barley is a wonder grain and a better source of fiber, iron, potassium and folate than white rice & brown rice and has numerous health benefits like protecting the intestine, lowering cholesterol, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes and many more.
Barley is able to be introduced to babies from 4-6 months of age. Barley is not an allergenic food and is relatively easy to digest. Because of barley's chewy texture , we as adult don't try to have in our diets. But it is good to use in powdered form. We can make it powder at home using food processor.

barley water for babies
To cook for baby food, we have to use cooker or saucepan. There are two methods for barley to use as a baby food
1.Put 1 cup washed barley with 2 cups of water in pressure cooker and cook till 3-4 whistles.
2.Put 1 cup of barley in saucepan with 2-3 cups of water and put it on medium flame for 20-25 minutes.
If you are using powdered form of barley, then just use hot water to mix with barley powder.

barley water for babies

How to Make Barley water for Babies?

2 tbsp barley
2 tbsp grated Jaggery /gur
1.Wash and Pressure cook barley with 1 cup of water and the Jaggery.
2.Make a smooth paste in a blender.
3.Strain and allow it to cool completely.
4. Feed baby lukewarm with spoon.
Some people add lemon juice, which is very good for babies immunity.

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