Most concerning are all the preservatives that go into baby food. Yes, we would like it to last longer, but preservatives are not always good for your baby. Why should we look out for preservatives? Well there is typically a compound called acrylamide in it. This compound is a chemical used in some industrial processing such as food packaging and adhesives. This chemical can potentially be toxic so we definitely don’t want our babies around it. Even though there can be a small amount in the food, it’s still something to try to avoid if possible. Another thing to keep an eye out for are pesticides. These nasty guys are commonly found on apples and can be found in processed apple baby foods. No, thank you. Lastly, you should also look to avoid high sodium, lead, and nitrates that can be in non-organic baby food.