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Can dragon fruit be given for a 15 month old infant?

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Posted on Fri, 29 Apr 2016
Question: Dear Dr,

Can I give my 15 month old baby dragon fruit? I heard about all the benefits but I'm worried about the seeds on digestion
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It's ok but in required amount

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
I Can understand your concerns.

Yes, you can give dragon fruit to the child but in appropriate amount.
Dragon fruit is rich in vitamin c, vitamin b and antioxidants.

It is although not evident how much to give but most studies say that quarter of fruit is enough for child.

If child has rash or allergy then you should avoid this fruit.

I hope this will help you.
Take care.
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Can dragon fruit be given for a 15 month old infant?

Brief Answer: It's ok but in required amount Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. I Can understand your concerns. Yes, you can give dragon fruit to the child but in appropriate amount. Dragon fruit is rich in vitamin c, vitamin b and antioxidants. It is although not evident how much to give but most studies say that quarter of fruit is enough for child. If child has rash or allergy then you should avoid this fruit. I hope this will help you. Take care.