Vegetables

Careful

Aonori (Green Laver)

Wash if fresh. Be aware of other ingredients if used in bread or as a snack.
Safe

Artichoke

Always wash thoroughly.

Be aware of other ingredients if from a deli counter or jar and not fresh.

Safe
Safe
Safe
Safe
Careful

Bamboo Shoots

Only if it is thoroughly cooked, melting and slightly burnt.

Raw bamboo shoots contain toxins which are only removed through the cooking process (canned shoots are usually pre-cooked, but best to double check).
Careful

Beansprouts

Only if it is thoroughly cooked, melting and slightly burnt.

Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli can be present in raw seeds and beans.
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Careful
Safe
Safe

Bitter Gourd (Bitter Melon, Kerala)

Can induce contractions, bleeding, or miscarriage.
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Unsafe
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Safe

Borage

Not safe in oil or supplement form.
Careful
Safe
Safe
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Safe

Burdock

Although thought to increase lactation, some studies show certain components can trigger uterus stimulation.
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Unsafe
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Safe

Carrot

Wash thoroughly if using the skin.
Safe

Cassava

Only if it is thoroughly cooked, melting and slightly burnt.

Raw cassava can contain toxins which are harmful to your health. Be sure to cook thoroughly before eating.
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Safe
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Safe

Chicory

Can bring on menstruation as classed as an emmenagogue.
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Unsafe

Chili (Chilli, Chile)

Reported to cause severe heartburn and nausea if the peppers are especially hot. Safe whole or as a seasoning/spice.
Safe
Safe
Safe
Safe

Cress

Wash carefully if cress cut direct from packet containing soil due to contaminants that might be present.
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Safe

Daikon Radish

Large quantities can cause digestive tract irritation.
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Hijiri

Unsafe for human consumption due to high arsenic levels (according to UK and US food agencies).
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Lentils

All types of lentil are safe.
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Safe

Mung Beans

Make sure it is well cooked.

Sprouts and sprouting beans can contain bacteria when raw.
Careful

Mushrooms

Only if it is thoroughly cooked, melting and slightly burnt.

All edible mushrooms varieties are safe but be sure to cook thoroughly and avoid foraged/wild mushrooms due to potential contaminants.
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Safe

Nori (Laver)

Wash if fresh. Be aware of other ingredients if used in bread or as a snack.
Safe
Safe

Olive

Be aware of fillings, spices, seasonings, and oils if preserved or from a deli counter.
Safe
Safe

Parsnip

Wash thoroughly if using the skin.
Safe

Pea

Wash carefully if using the outer pod.
Safe
Safe

Potato

Too much potato consumption during pregnancy has been linked to diabetes.
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Safe
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Safe

Radish

Wash carefully and do not use radish sprouts - these can contain bacteria which can't be removed through washing.
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Sorrel

Contains oxalic acid, which is harmful in large quantities.

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Truffle

Always wash thoroughly.

Make sure it is well cooked.

Like mushrooms, truffles (of all varieties) are safe to eat but should be carefully washed to remove soil and cooked to eliminate the presence of potentially harmful bacteria.

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Safe
Unsafe
Safe

Wasabi

Wasabi in all forms is considered safe. Wash thoroughly if using the root whole.
Safe

Water Chestnuts

Only if it is thoroughly cooked, melting and slightly burnt.

The surface of raw water chestnuts can be home to fasciolopsiasis bacteria.
Careful
Safe
Safe

Wheatgrass

No safe way to eradicate bacteria on the plants which is unsafe during pregnancy.
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Unsafe
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Safe

Yam

Safe