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.
Lyndsay Hall, RD, BASc
Lyndsay Hall is a graduate of Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. She also completed an accredited dietetic internship with Hamilton Health Sciences to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).