Such sweet and fragrant citrus fruits as mandarins are loved by many children and adults. They are associated with the holiday and not just pleasant to the taste, but also very useful in the winter. At what age can you first give a tangerine to a child, how can such a fruit be dangerous and how to choose the best mandarins for a baby?
- Mandarin a source of minerals and vitamins set, among which are especially rich in vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A, phosphorus, vitamins, calcium and vitamin A.
- Due to the content of essential oils suchFruits improve mood, give energy for games and knowledge of the world, and improve memory.
- The high water content makes mandarin a fruit that quenches thirst nicely.
- The use of tangerines has a positive effect on metabolic processes, intestinal activity and glucose levels.
- have tangerine juice there phytoncide action, so it is recommended for respiratory and viral diseases, as well as during convalescence after infections.
- Since the calorie content of mandarin fruits is low, the fruit is considered to be a diet and advised for children with excess body weight.
- Fruits contain a fairly large amount of fiber, so they have a positive effect on the digestive function.
- Like other citrus, tangerine referred to vysokoallergennym products.
- Because of the high content of sugars, mandarin fruit should not be given to children with diabetes.
- The use of such citrus must be strictly metered in case of stomach diseases, when acidity is increased, since organic acids are present in it.
Mandarin should not treat a child with:
- gastritis or peptic ulcer disease.
- Intolerance to citrus fruits.
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Why is an allergy?
The development of allergy to mandarin fruit is often associated with a hereditary predisposition. If one of the parents has intolerance to this type of fruit, then there is a high probability of its appearance in the child.
reaction to the Mandarin may also appear when an excess amount of the citrus in the children's menu. Also, the body can respond with an allergy to citrus in diseases of the digestive tract.
The reaction to mandarin fruits can also be caused by chemicals that these fruits can be processed for longer storage.
What does the allergy to mandarin look like?
The most common reaction to using mandarin is the appearance of rashes on the baby's skin. Skin can blush and become swollen, and also begin to itch. Allergies often affects the mucous membrane of the eye, then the child's eyelids swell, begins tearing, red and itch eyeballs.
Eating fruit can also cause nasal congestion and the occurrence of an allergic rhinitis. To him can join such symptoms of the defeat of the respiratory system as a dry cough, difficulty breathing, swelling of the larynx, a feeling of perspiration in the throat. Negative response to the mandarin can also be the digestive tract - the appearance of abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, or even colitis.
Can I give a one-year-old child?
Most pediatricians are advised to introduce crumbs to mandarins after exactly 12 months. First give the baby a little juice of this citrus, not forgetting to half dilute it with water. Next, the baby can taste the tangerine lobule. If the child reacts to it normally, the number of lobules is gradually increased to one or two mandarins a day.
At what age is it better to introduce into lure?
In the absence of a tendency to allergies, a mandarin is advised to enter the children's diet from 1 year. If the baby has any cases of allergic reactions to any food, acquaintance with all citrus, including mandarins, should be postponed to 3 years of age.
In what form can you give?
In the diet of a child, the mandarin often appears:
- In the form of freshly squeezed juice. Fresh mandarin cut into two halves and with the help of a press for citrus or just a strong hand squeezing, squeezed out the fruit juice. Further it is diluted with the same amount of purified water and offered to the child.
- In the form of fresh fruits. Tangerines are peeled and divided into lobules. The youngest children from the lobules are advised to remove the white peel so that the flesh is easier to chew. If the fruits were bones, they must be removed and discarded.
Tips for choosing
- Estimate the weight of the fetus visually, and then take the mandarin in your hand or weighed. If the fruit is ripe, its weight will be less than you thought it at first glance. Immature fruits will be dense and heavy.
- The skin of the fruit should be holistic. If the mandarins have dark spots, cracks, rotten patches, do not buy them for children.
- You should not buy excessively soft fruit, as inside such tangerines can be rotten. Also, do not take fruit with stiff or lean skin, as these citrus fruits are overripe.
- Choose tangerines for your child only in places where the products have all the necessary documentation. Take an interest in the place of growing fruit - the hotter it will be, the sweeter will be the mandarins.