Can You Eat Calamari During Pregnancy?

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By Lyndsay Hall | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
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Calamari, whether it’s grilled or fried, can continue to be your appetizer of choice when eating at your favorite Italian restaurant throughout your pregnancy.

The squid in calamari is fully cooked, meaning that the risk of foodborne illness becomes minimal. Additionally, according to the FDA, squid is considered a low-mercury seafood1 , meaning that there is little risk of mercury toxicity from its consumption. A win-win.

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Can You Eat Calamari During Pregnancy?

 Lyndsay Hall Profile Photo
By Lyndsay Hall | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
Image for article Can You Eat Calamari During Pregnancy?

Calamari, whether it’s grilled or fried, can continue to be your appetizer of choice when eating at your favorite Italian restaurant throughout your pregnancy.

The squid in calamari is fully cooked, meaning that the risk of foodborne illness becomes minimal. Additionally, according to the FDA, squid is considered a low-mercury seafood1 , meaning that there is little risk of mercury toxicity from its consumption. A win-win.

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

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  1. Natural Resources Defense Council"Mercury in Fish"https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/walletcard.pdf.


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