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raw potatoes

im craving raw potatoes think its dangerous to eat them while pregnant?

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Asked by Destins_Mommy at 1:50 AM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • No. It's not like meat!! Would you cook an apple or orange just because you are pregnant?

    As long as you wash them you are fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I agree. People eat raw potatoes. I wouldn't! Eww! I am SO about the texture of my foods. But some people like them! I don't think being pregnant makes any difference, but, OMGoodness, what an odd craving! lol

    Answer by kc71595 at 1:55 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • yes very odd lol! I just was not sure heard a myth once that they can cause worms in your stomach..

    Comment by Destins_Mommy (original poster) at 2:00 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Wash the outside and/or peel them. If people have gotten worms after eating raw potatoes, it is because the worm eggs (microscopic) were on the outside of the potato.

    Infective stages of worms come from eating raw meat, certain insects and (unknowingly) fecal matter. Probably others, but those are the ones I'm familiar with.

    Watch out spuds!

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 8:45 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • As long as it's been washed and preferably peeled it should be fine. Added benefit it helps heartburn.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:40 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Nope. Nothing wrong with raw potatoes.

    Answer by shanapiv at 6:29 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • As all the ladies have stated wash very well and satisfy the craving.

    Answer by karing4elmas at 8:21 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

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