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Mushrooms during pregnancy

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AR23 Tue 03-Dec-19 12:12:45


Are mushrooms okay to eat during pregnancy? I know they shouldn't be eaten raw, but how about cooked? I guess I'm just a little cautious because mushrooms are a type of fungus at the end of the day.

I'm going to a fancy restaurant for a work Xmas lunch and their menu has dishes including various types of mushrooms (chanterelles, wild mushroom, shiitake etc)

dementedpixie Tue 03-Dec-19 12:14:41

I have never seen mushrooms on the avoid list for pregnancy, raw or cooked

SparkleUK Tue 03-Dec-19 12:15:20

As far as I'm aware, cooked mushrooms are absolutely fine and are thought to have some benefit to baby. I had some last night anyway!

TheHootiestOwl Tue 03-Dec-19 12:53:52

Since when were raw mushrooms dangerous to eat during pregnancy? Follow the NHS advice if you’re in the UK, as advice from other countries differs.

R2D2abc Tue 03-Dec-19 13:08:13

Mushrooms are fine in pregnancy, I adore to add them to different foods. I think raw ones should be washed carefully due to mud on them( they grow quite near the ground), but didn't hear a not eat them.

I personally don't like them raw and find it's safer to cook them.

Bol87 Tue 03-Dec-19 20:48:36

Mushrooms are fine. I love mushrooms, I eat them all the time! I hate raw veg in general so I’d always cook them but it’s not a food you need to be concerned about!

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