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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending introducing tree nuts into babies’ diet them early.

If you have no family history of allergies, pistachio products can be given to your baby as soon as he/she starts weaning at six months. In fact, pistachio butter can be a useful weaning food since it is highly nutritious, and a good source of proteins, particularly for vegetarian or vegan babies. Our pistachio butters and pistachio drinks are also useful because they do not have any added nonsense.

If you are using pistachio nuts in your baby’s diet or any of our product that contains chunky nuts, make sure they are ground or processed into small pieces, so that your baby cannot choke on them. Children under five years old should not be given any whole pistachio nuts because of the risk of choking.

Whether or not your baby has a history of being allergic to nuts, the first time you introduce tree nuts, be sure to watch for the signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing or asthma symptoms, swelling of the mouth or throat, vomiting or diarrhoea and loss of consciousness), know how to respond!

To conclude, some research shows that introducing pistachio nuts early may reduce the risk of children becoming allergic to these foods later in life. Thus, don’t be afraid of giving some of our pistachio butters or drinks and in case of an allergic reaction, make sure to react quickly.

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Inesa Slevaite, Marketing Executive at Borna Foods

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