Can You Eat Bean Sprouts During Pregnancy?

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By Lyndsay Hall | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
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Although they make a fresh and crunchy addition to many dishes, sprouts of any kind are not recommended during pregnancy. This is because they pose a greater food safety risk than other vegetables.

Bacteria like to grow on sprouts since they often harbor moisture, and some of these bacteria can be harmful, such as E. Coli. To be extra cautious and avoid the consequences of an E. Coli or Salmonella infection, skip this addition to your stir-fry or Pad Thai for the duration of your pregnancy.

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Can You Eat Bean Sprouts During Pregnancy?

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By Lyndsay Hall | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
Image for article Can You Eat Bean Sprouts During Pregnancy?

Although they make a fresh and crunchy addition to many dishes, sprouts of any kind are not recommended during pregnancy. This is because they pose a greater food safety risk than other vegetables.

Bacteria like to grow on sprouts since they often harbor moisture, and some of these bacteria can be harmful, such as E. Coli. To be extra cautious and avoid the consequences of an E. Coli or Salmonella infection, skip this addition to your stir-fry or Pad Thai for the duration of your pregnancy.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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