On Wednesday I made dinner for me and DH. It was a new recipe which included the use of nutmeg. I grated about a quarter of a whole nutmeg into the dish which me and DH shared (it was yummy).
Then today as I was browsing the internet looking for something I came across some info that said that nutmeg was unsafe for pregnancy. Has anyone else heard of this? Is the levels I used dangerous? Has anyone else used nutmeg in cooking while pg.
I am really worried. So much so, that DH says that if I carry on then he will turn our internet connection off.
Nutmeg contains a chemical (is it safrole?? can't remember) that is thought to be an abortifacient (sp?) but honestly, you'd have to eat several nuts in a sitting, and since it's also an emetic (makes you puke!) you probably wouldn't be able to keep it all down. Cooking with it is fine.