The weaning period is a transition from milk to family foods and is a critical phase for the development of food acceptance and eating habits of children.
texture of the food introduced plays an important role in shaping
preferences. Texture acceptance follows the developmental sequence of
oral functions and infants are more likely to accept texture they can
manipulate in their mouth.
ready-to-eat foods are an important part of weaning foods in most of
the developing and developed countries. These commercial preparations
meet nutritional needs at different age groups. Nevertheless, there is
limited information available on the texture of these commercial