Is it safe to have Enoki mushrooms during pregnancy?

Not safe

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What’s wrong with eating enoki mushrooms during pregnancy?

Enoki mushrooms - also known as 

Enokitake, Enoki, Golden needle mushroom, Lily mushroom
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What's wrong with eating enoki mushrooms during pregnancy

Enoki mushrooms may contain listeria monocytogenes, a form of bacteria which causes listeriosis. Listeria can be found in fresh produce, dairy and even mushrooms. Symptoms of listeriosis can include muscle aches, fever, nausea, and even diarrhea. An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year.

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Listeriosis can cause pregnant women to deliver a stillborn baby, undergo miscarriages or premature deliveries. Its best for pregnant women to avoid enoki mushrooms if you are eating outside. If cooking yourself, make sure that your mushrooms are cooked thoroughly to reduce your risk of getting sick. Thorough cooking kills the harmful bacteria.

Good source of
Calcium, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5,
May contain harmful elements like...
Listeria Bacteria
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