Can pregnant woman eat mushrooms?
A lot of dads are asking us whether pregnant women can eat mushrooms. Based on our research and information from USDA and the Mayo Clinic we believe the mushrooms are safe and beneficial to eat for pregnant women. Mushrooms are rich in B vitamins, which are essential nutrients during pregnancy, antioxidants and iron. The following mushrooms are commonly reported as safe to eat for a pregnant woman (as long as they are sourced from a grower and not picked in the wild):
1. Portobello Mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)
[one of the 50 foods pregnant women should eat]. Along with lentils, portobello mushrooms serve as a meat replacement for those with strict dietary restrictions or vegetarian or vegan diets. Prevention Magazine lists these hearty fungi as containing 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, 778.03 milligrams of potassium, and 0.23 milligrams of manganese.
2. White Button Mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)
According to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) these mushrooms have powerful health building properties that enhance the activity of critical cells in the body’s immune system.
3. Yellow Chanterelle Mushrooms (Cantharellus cibarius)
These yellow mushrooms are generally appreciated for their exquisite taste, color, and texture.