Benefits, Nutritional Content, and Recipes

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the nutritional content of carp fish solid food


When babies are 6 months old, their nutritional needs increase with age. So, it can no longer be met from breast milk alone. Well, carp MPASI is one of the recommendations for high nutritional complementary foods.

The advantage of carp is that it is easy to obtain. Processing is also quite easy because the spines tend to be few compared to fish in general.

This fish has a soft texture so it is suitable for babies. Carp is also a freshwater fish that is low in mercury so it is appropriate as a variety of complementary foods for babies.

the benefits of carp fish complementary

Giving fish, including carp, as complementary food can also be the first step to introduce children to solid food. Ages 6 months to 1 year, giving fish as complementary food is considered the right time.

according to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), starting to feed fish to children is recommended early to reduce the risk of allergies. In fact, delaying the introduction of foods for more than a year can actually increase your child’s chances of developing allergies. Unless the doctor advises otherwise for health reasons.

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Benefits and Nutritional Content of Gourami

The nutritional content contained in 100 grams of carp, namely:

  • Calories: 127
  • Carbohydrate: 0 grams
  • Fat: 5.6 grams
  • Proteins: 18 grams
  • Calcium: 41 milligrams
  • Potassium: 333 milligrams
  • Iron: 1.24 milligrams
  • Magnesium: 29 milligrams
  • Phosphor: 415 milligrams

In addition, carp also contains various vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin D3.

Carp fish snacks

The most prominent nutritional content in carp is its high protein. This protein is important for your little one. These nutrients function to form new cells that will support the growth process of all body organs, as well as the growth and development of the baby’s brain.

Meanwhile, iron has a function to facilitate red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. Iron also helps the development of motor skills and brain memory.

AAP recommended iron intake for infants 4 months and older is 1 mg per kg body weight. To suffice, it can be obtained from other foods such as broccoli or spinach.

Rich in Nutrients!  Various Benefits of Gurame Fish Complementary Foods along with Sample Recipes

Various types of vitamins contained in carp can help the development of nerves, eye organs, skin to improve immune function. Calcium is very good for developing strong bones and vitamin D to help calcium absorption.

Magnesium functions to keep bones strong, heart rhythm stable, muscle and nerve function and supports the immune system. While potassium functions to control fluid balance in the body, maintain blood pressure, muscle function, and reduce the risk of kidney stones and osteoporosis.

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Example of a simple recipe for carp fish snacks

Preparing fish for babies is certainly different from preparing it for adults. Carp that is suitable for babies is one that has had the skin and spines removed. After that, cook the fish until it becomes tender. Cut the fish into small pieces or flakes.

Here’s a recipe for MPASI that you can cheat.

1. Recipe for Carp Fish MPASI with breast milk or formula milk

Rich in Nutrients!  Various Benefits of Gurame Fish Complementary Foods along with Sample Recipes

Material:

  • 1 cup cooked skinless and boneless carp
  • cup breast milk or formula

Manufacturing Instructions:

  1. Place cooked fish and breast milk or formula in a blender.
  2. Blend until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Serve.

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2. Carp with Vegetables

Rich in Nutrients!  Various Benefits of Gurame Fish Complementary Foods along with Sample Recipes

Material:

  • 1 cup cooked skinless and boneless carp
  • 1 tablespoon cooked peas
  • 2 tablespoons breast milk, formula or water
  • 1 tablespoon boiled carrots
  • 1 tablespoon cooked sweet potato

Manufacturing Instructions:

  1. Place cooked fish and breast milk, formula, or water in a blender.
  2. Add the prepared vegetable ingredients to the blender.
  3. Blend until you reach the desired consistency.
  4. Serve.

3. Gourami with Carrots, Orange Juice, and Cheese

Rich in Nutrients!  Various Benefits of Gurame Fish Complementary Foods along with Sample Recipes

Material:

  • 6 ounces of cooked skinless and boneless carp
  • 2 tablespoons breast milk, formula or water
  • cup carrots (peeled, diced and steamed until soft)
  • cup orange juice
  • cup light cheese (mild) which has been grated

Manufacturing Instructions:

  1. Place the fish in a heat-resistant container that can be put in microwaves.
  2. Pour orange juice on top and sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Cover the plate then put it in microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until the fish peels easily with a fork.
  4. Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until it reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Serve.

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Well, that was the explanation about the benefits of carp as a side dish, as well as a recipe for carp complementary foods that you can make at home. Good luck!

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