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Here at Rafferty's Garden, we use only the most premium ingredients in all of our products. Take a look below to see the benefits of our ingredients
Apricots contain a rich combination of vitamins such as vitamin C, beta-carotene antioxidants, niacin and potassium, and also provide a good amount of fibre that’s great for your toddler’s digestion.
Apples are known to contain pectin, a gentle dietary fibre that benefits your baby’s digestive system. Apples are also a source of vitamin C which is great for your little one’s immune system. The skin of apples is rich in polyphenols, antioxidants that are proving to have many health protective benefits.
Avocados are a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fats that provide energy to help your baby grow. Avocado is also a source of the antioxidant vitamins C and E which work to aid cell renewal. Avocadoes smooth texture and mild flavour makes it a perfect food for mashing on its own or paired with other soft fruits or cooked vegetables.
The natural sweetness of bananas appeals to the innate taste preferences of most babies. Bananas are a great source of potassium, an electrolyte vital to body function and vitamin B6 which works to make new proteins in the body as your baby grows.
Like lean lamb, lean beef is an excellent source of protein and vitamin B12 for growing babies. Plus the iron and zinc found in red meat is more easily absorbed than that found in plant foods making it an important food from 6 months of age when milk no longer meets a baby’s needs.
Betalain is an antioxidant that gives beetroots their rich dark colouring, and often the more colourful a vegetable the better it is for your young one. Beetroot is also a good source of the B vitamin folate, which promotes your baby’s growth and aids healthy blood cells.
Nature’s superfood, blueberries provide a good source of vitamin C, and are packed full of antioxidants that give the fruit their rich blue pigment. Fresh whole blueberries offer great fine motor practice when served up as finger food, helping develop your child’s pincer grip and control as their little hands reach out for more!
The naturally grainy texture of broccoli, even when blended, makes it a good food to introduce textural variety for your baby. An excellent source of vitamin C, broccoli can also help with the absorption of much needed iron from the vegetable sources in your baby’s diet.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A due to their high concentration of beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for your baby’s healthy eye development and immune function.
Rich in the bone-building mineral calcium, cheese also has a good supply of phosphorus that combines with calcium to strengthen bones. Cheese is also a source of protein and the B vitamin riboflavin, which helps to convert carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy, to give your little ones plenty of energy to run around the playground.
Chicken is rich in protein, which helps to support young ones during their growth stages. Chicken’s also a good source of the B vitamins niacin, vitamin B 12, thiamine and riboflavin which help to release energy from food.
Green peas are rich in vegetable protein and provide a good source of fibre, vitamin C and the B vitamins thiamin, niacin and folate. Cooked and served whole, peas offer great fine motor practice when served up as finger food, helping develop pincer grip and control. Avoid raw peas as they are just the right size to pose a choking risk for babies.
Lean lamb is an excellent source of protein for growing babies, and vitamin B12 for healthy blood cells and nervous system. Lamb is also a good source of readily absorbable iron and zinc, which are important for normal growth and development and support your baby’s immune system.
Lentils are an excellent source of plant protein and the minerals iron and zinc. Essential for your baby’s normal growth and development, iron and zinc needs can’t be met by milk alone after six months of age.
The soft juicy sweetness of mangoes makes them a firm seasonal favourite with Australian babies. Rich in vitamin C they also provide more beta-carotene (which is converted to vitamin A in the body) than any other fruit. Vitamin A is important for your baby’s healthy eye development and immune function.
This super grain offers slowly digestable carbohydrates to fuel busy babies; oats are also rich in soluble fibre and are a great source of the minerals iron and zinc which are essential for your baby’s normal growth and development and can’t be met by milk alone after six months of age.
A great source of slowly digested carbohydrate also known as low GI, pasta is a great fuel for babies on the go!
Pear is an excellent first food for babies as they have a low acidity level that makes them gentle on baby’s tummy plus allergic reactions to pears are rare. Pears are a good source of vitamin C for healthy skin and also contain a hearty amount of fibre to keep your baby regular.
This bright orange vegetable is a good source of vitamin C which promotes healthy skin and aids iron absorption from plant foods. Pumpkin is also a good source of beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for your baby’s healthy eye development and immune function. A supply from early solids is important as milk feeds can’t meet all of your baby’s needs after six months of age.
A carbohydrate rich food, rice provides fuel for busy active babies. Rice is a popular first food because allergic reactions to this grain food are rare.
Like Popeye this food will help your baby to grow big and strong by enriching the body’s iron intake, particularly when combined with foods containing vitamin C such as pumpkin, broccoli, citrus fruits or tomatoes. Spinach is also a good source of the B vitamin folate which is important for your baby’s growth and healthy blood cells.
Good source of dietary fibre sweet corn is also a source of the B vitamin thiamine which is important for the release of energy from food.
This root vegetable comes in a variety of colours. Orange sweet potato is an excellent source of beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for your baby’s healthy eye development and immune function.
A great source of the protein needed for baby’s growth, oily fish such as tuna are rich in essential omega-3 fats. Omega 3 fats play an important role in the normal development and function of the brain, which will help your baby’s learning and development.
Yoghurt is an excellent source of calcium for young growing bones and the B vitamin riboflavin, which helps to release energy from food. Yoghurt with active cultures are also great for your baby’s digestive system and contain protein which is easily absorbed by the body. Try our Smoothy's for a tasty and healthy yoghurt treat.