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Is it safe to have Eggplant during pregnancy?

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Is eating too much eggplant during pregnancy bad?

Eggplant - also known as 

Aubergine, Brinjal, Melongene, Garden egg, Guinea squash,
Checks before eating
Do not eat undercooked eggplant. Avoid during last month of pregnancy.
Is eating too much eggplant during pregnancy bad

Eggplant is a highly nutritious food. It is a rich source of folate that prevents neural tube defects like spina bifida while promoting the development of blood cells in your baby. Adding eggplant to your diet also works wonders in regulating gestational diabetes and preventing spikes in blood sugar levels substantially. However, eggplant contains high amounts of phytohormones that possess menstruation-inducing properties. Therefore, having too much eggplant may lead to premature delivery or an abortion. Additionally, consuming undercooked eggplant can cause indigestion, causing discomfort and pain in your pregnancy. So, cook the vegetable properly before you consume it.

Good source of
Copper, Fiber, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin K,
May contain harmful elements like...

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