Is it safe to have Morel mushroom during pregnancy?

Yes, with caution

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What should I be cautious about while eating morel mushrooms during pregnancy?

Morel mushroom - also known as 

Molly moochers, Muggins, Sponge mushroom,
Checks before eating
Morel mushroom needs to be cleaned and cooked well before eating
What should I be cautious about while eating morel mushrooms during pregnancy

Morel mushrooms supply a variety of nutrients that your baby needs to develop healthily. They contain proteins that help shape the muscles and tissues in your baby. Morel mushrooms also come loaded with iron, which prevents preterm birth and low birth weight in your baby.

Morel mushrooms are also a source of vitamin D that supports the formation of teeth and bones in your baby.

However, you should avoid eating raw mushrooms as cell walls of mushrooms are difficult to digest and may cause an upset stomach if eaten raw. Cooking mushrooms helps break down these cell walls and makes it easy to digest them.

Good source of
Iron, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin D

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