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    Default Zucchini puree, skin on or off?

    Do I peel the zucchini for my 5 month old, before I cook and puree it?

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    I peel it

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    The skin of many veges is the part which holds majority of the nutrients, so only skin them if absolutely necessary. Zucchini skin is very thin and soft... so puree it as well. It purees easily. It is much better for your bub if the skin is left on.

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    Thank you for the replies. I usually hate to peel the veggies (fruit too) for the reasons pp said, but I did this time.

    In a month or so I think I'll start leaving the skin on. Actually by then I hope to start with some finger foods...

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    I've always left the skin on the zucchini for puree.

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    When she is old enough roasted zucchini sticks ( skin on!) is a great finger food

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    The skin of many veges is the part which holds majority of the nutrients, so only skin them if absolutely necessary. Zucchini skin is very thin and soft... so puree it as well. It purees easily. It is much better for your bub if the skin is left on.
    Theres that, and then there's the theory that if it's not organic then most of the toxins or whatever are in the skin, so it should be peeled...

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    I leave it on for zucchini, it's very soft when cooked.

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    All the good stuff from a zucchini is in the skin. I purée with skin on. She loves it!


 

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