If you’re anything like me, you probably had a hunch that mushroom might and might not be safe for your baby. It was a gray area in my mind so I left it untouched for a while. I’m tapping into that zone today to reveal some great facts about mushroom!
Are all mushrooms the same?
There are so many types of mushroom. You have porcini mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, wild ones and so many others. While each mushroom has its unique qualities, many are considered safe to eat. Never consume wild mushrooms or mushrooms from untrusted sources.
When can my baby eat mushroom?
Generally, you won't find a medical source that tells you at what age you can introduce mushroom. The NHS (UK) does however imply that we can introduce mushroom as of 6 months of age. How? their recipe page for a 6month+ cheese and mushroom cake (linked below)!
Nutritionally, We advise cooking mushroom before serving to babies. Why? Cooking mushrooms breaks them down molecularly, making them easier to digest. And more so? cooking mushroom is actually MORE nutritious! Their absorption capacity increases so our body can retain more of its goodies.
What are some benefits of mushroom?
Mushroom is one of the ONLY plant-based foods that is a good source of Vitamin D (something we all know is a must for our babies). They are also a source of anti-oxidants and fiber!
When can my baby eat raw mushroom?
General recommendations are after one year of age.