Quinoa for children

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Is quinoa good for children?

Quinoa for babies: is it adequate?

During the first months of age, it is important to take care that the baby food does not contain gluten. Gluten is a protein present in many plants of the family of grasses (cereals), which can often cause food allergies.

We must avoid the baby to ingest foods with gluten because its digestive system is not ready to digest, so gluten can cause allergy (celiac disease), diarrhea, intestinal malabsorption, etc..

Indeed, quinoa is gluten-free, but it is NOT recommended for infants because of its shape and grainy texture. We must avoid its use in babies to prevent choking.

Quinoa for children: is it adequate?

When an infant is able to chew all foods properly, we can include quinoa in his/her diet

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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