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Dry Fruits Powder for Babies and Toddlers & Its benefits

  • November 27, 2020
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5 Benefits of Eating Dry Fruits Early Morning


Dry Fruits Powder for babies

  1. Dry Fruits Powder can be given to babies above 8 months.
  2. Follow the 3 day rule: Add 1/4 teaspoon of the dry fruits powder to porridge. The next day add the same amount and on the 3rd day, increase it to a half teaspoon of powder.

Benefits of Eating Dry Fruits 

The homemade version is the best you can give your child along with milk. Not only does it give a nice aroma and flavor to the milk, thus tempting your little one to drink up, it’s also filling. This powder also has multiple uses. You can add it to porridge, milk shakes, and pancakes. You can use it as an ingredient to make halwa, chapatti, custards, and as a topping for kheer. Wonderful is the word!

Here’s how you create that powerful magic potion of almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, turmeric, saffron and nutmeg right in the comfort of your home!

Prep Time: 10 mins     Cooking Time: 20-25 mins

Dry Fruits Powder Ingredients

100 gms Badam/Almonds (Peeled)

100 gms Pista

100 gms Cashew

1/2 tsp Saffron strands

1 teaspoon Nutmeg/Jaiphal powder (grated)

1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (optional)


  1. 1.  Dry Roast Badam, Pista and Cashews. If you wish to use peeled almonds, soak the almonds in boiling water for 60 seconds. Then, drain the almonds in a colander and rinse them with cold water. Peel the skin after blotting them dry with a paper towel. Then add it for dry roasting.
  2. 2.  In a pan heat the saffron strands till their colour turns a little darker and switch off the gas.
  3. 3.  Grate the nutmeg into powder.
  4. 4.  Powder all the roasted ingredients together in a mixie. Add the nutmeg powder and turmeric last and give it a spin.
  5. 5.  Take care not to grind for a long time as the dry fruits will leave oil.
  6. 6.  Don’t expect a very dry powder. The powder will be a little sticky due to the oily nature of the nuts.
  7. 7.  Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be stored for about 1 month.


When can I introduce dry fruit powder to my baby?

The ideal time would be between 7 and 9 months. By this time, you will have already introduced finger foods and other soft foods.

Is dry fruit powder good for babies?

Yes, dried or dry fruits are safe for babies and infants and can offer them tons of nutrients. You can give dried fruits by soaking them in milk or water but only when your baby turns 1 year of age. You must not opt for dry fruits coated with sugar as they can cause cavities and tooth decay.

Can babies have dried mango?

Dried mango is a fun candy to chew on for babies. It can also ease the teething irritation. However, keep in mind that they can also be a choking hazard to infants, which is why it should be given in really tiny portions only.


What are the Benefits of eating dry fruits early morning

Delay in breakfast because of an early morning meeting? Does work keep you so busy that you have difficulty maintaining your diet? Yes, it happens to all of us, doesn’t it? Try dry fruits and nuts early morning because they can be consumed on-the-go and can be carried easily. Scroll down to discover the 5 super benefits of eating dry fruits early morning.

1.  Boosts Immunity

The antioxidants present in dried fruits boost your immunity, maintaining your health and keeping disease at bay. Soaked almonds and cashews can help prevent breast cancer. Pistachios curtail the growth of tumors in the lungs. Walnuts are known to defend cancer cells in your body.

2.  Enables weight loss

A diet of dry fruits in moderation helps you shed those extra kilos and stay fitter. Regular consumption of dry fruits means lesser intake of fats and sugar, and more of essential nutrients that enhance good metabolism. So the next time there’s that craving for chocolate or cake, choose a raisin or apricot. These are healthy yet delicious. 

3.  Improves Haemoglobin Level

Raisins and prunes have lots of iron and benefit anaemic patients. Dry fruits have an overdose of nutrients like Vitamin B, minerals like copper and phosphorous, and unsaturated fats that promote the regeneration of blood cells and haemoglobin in your body. Cashews boost cholesterol preventing heart diseases.

4.  Enhances Skin Health

As they say, healthy skin is a reflection of overall health. Dry fruits and nuts provide amazing results for your skin. The nutrients they have flush out the toxins from your body, resulting in radiant skin.

5.  Fights Anxiety

Dry fruits are a source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that helps fight anxiety and depression. Vitamin-D deficiency can lead to depression like symptoms and dry fruits solve this problem. 

Some frequently asked questions have been answered below for you!

You ask and we answer!


Q. 1  What is the best way to eat dry fruits? (Vasudha, Hyderabad.)

The best method of consuming any kind of dry fruits or nuts is to soak them overnight. Eating nuts in their raw form, makes the phytic acid stuck to the gastrointestinal tract which then becomes incapable to be absorbed in the intestine. By soaking, you break down the phytic acid so it can be absorbed properly.

Q. 2 Which dry fruits should I eat? (Ankita Chatterjee, Poona.)

Try a combination of almonds, cashews, raisins, walnuts, pistachios, dates, fig and apricots. 

Q. 3 Are there any side effects of having dry fruits? (Sadia Jawadwala, Mumbai.)

Since dried products do not contain water, they are a rich source of concentrated sugar and are high on calories. They also contain reduced Vitamin C and comparatively lesser antioxidants than the fresh fruits. This may pose a threat to our body if not eaten in moderation.


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