Although it can be deceiving, imitation crab is actually a fully cooked and pasteurized product, making it a pregnancy-safe protein.
Imitation crab is made of fish, typically pollock, which is also fortunately a low-mercury fish. For this reason, you can get away with eating imitation crab two to three times a week if you wanted to.
For those who make sushi at home, or have considered taking up sushi making as a new hobby, imitation crab can be a nice way to still safely enjoy some sushi during your pregnancy.
If sushi isn’t your thing, rest assured that imitation crab can be enjoyed in other dishes, such as dips, soups and salads.