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is seedless watermelon bad for pregnant women?

my BF says he heard that seedless watermelon is bad because they put chemicals in it to kill all the seeds in them?! Is this true?! if so is it harmful to pregnant women or the fetus?

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Mamicela87

Asked by Mamicela87 at 9:03 PM on Sep. 1, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I hope not! Watermelon is what I craved every time I was pregnant and all three times I ate seedless ones. My kids all came out fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Here, read this article. I don't think they use chemicals, they genetically alter the plants and cross-pollinate breeds so that the result is seedless. I'm sure the only real chemicals used on them are the same pesticides you would find on anything else. http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Seedless-Fruits-and-Vegetables.html

    ajguinn

    Answer by ajguinn at 9:19 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • No, seedless watermelon is genetically altered so it never grows seeds.

    It is also extremely good for you - so eat up!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon#Seedless_watermelons
    Drewlove

    Answer by Drewlove at 9:22 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I seriously doubt it. Info like that would be in the mainstream and you would have been informed by your doctor.
    hopelessnance

    Answer by hopelessnance at 10:25 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • tell your bf that gullible is not in the dictionary.
    jambalover

    Answer by jambalover at 2:02 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • We avoid all genetically modified foods.


    You can find more information here: http://www.nongmoproject.org/


     

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:25 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • NO, it is not bad for you. Eat up, watermelon in yummy.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:17 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Eat it up! It's VERY healthy for you. When I was expecting and had terrible nausea, watermelon and plain Cheerios were all I could eat for two months!

    As for it being genetically modified to have no seeds, yes, it is. But that can NOT hurt anyone! In fact, it would be extraordinary if you have ever had food that is not genetically modified. Humans have been genetically modifying crops for thousands of years.

    Eat up! Cheers! Have a happy and healthy baby!
    DrAlice

    Answer by DrAlice at 12:54 AM on Sep. 11, 2009

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