I'm just interested as we seem to be feeding 15mo more and more tinned in juice fruit. Fresh fruit wise, she loves bananas, blueberries and plums but either isn't keen on a lot of the other 'easier' fruit that is in the shops at the moment (kiwis, strawberries) or still struggles and chokes (apples and pears, don't know why). Frozen berries were roundly rejected. Of course, the other problem is the price of fruit at some points - peaches, nectarines and blueberries all seem to cost a fortune at the moment . So we've been giving her peaches, pears, mandarins and even fruit cocktail, she wolf down loads of it.
Is there anything actually wrong with tinned fruit, well drained of the juices?
I think as a way of getting fruit it's better than not at all. The syrup it comes in makes it a bit bad for you but having it now and then won't do any harm. Better than seeing babies being fed chocolate buttons
I use it all the time. Always get it in juice, haven't bought syrup for years! I give it to both girls on their porridge/cereal and they love it. I couldn't keep up with the fruit purchases otherwise. Have used it since weaning on both.
we do tinned in juice fruit as well. as for frozen berries, DS sometimes will have them and then rejects them the next time round, so i keep offering. he's also struggling with apples, pears and anything a bit crunchier at the moment thanks to teething - out comes the blender, problem (dis)solved
Perfectly fine. You can do all sorts with tinned fruit. My dd's eat so much fruit that if I did t have tinned as back up in the cupboard for when money runs low I'd be screwed!!! I used pineape in stir fries. Peaches slices in an oven proof dish sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg and baked for 20 mins makes a quick cheap and easy pudding when served with a scoop of ice cream. Leftovers (minus ice cream) are lovely on porridge. Tinned pears are great. Use them as much as u like!!!