Alfalfa Sprouts on my sandwich…OK if I just remove?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Honestly, if you aren’t eating like 3 pounds of sprouts daily, I think you will be fine.  All the nonos drive me nuts, it is impossible to actually follow them all and live your life.

Post # 5
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You’re fine whether you remove them or eat them.

Post # 7
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s something to do with the bacteria that can be present in the soil if the sprouts aren’t washed properly. But, as I often say, the human race has survived this long … I think you’re okay 😉 

Post # 8
8513 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think sprouts are any worse than cold cut turkey or frozen yogurt as far as risk %.  One time probably isn’t going to hurt you.

The reason is that bacteria can get into sprout seeds…which can’t be washed out.

Post # 9
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

It’s the way that sprouts are grown that makes them a bigger risk, as the conditions also allow bacteria to thrive.  If they were washed, the risk of the sandwich being contaiminated is lower.

Post # 10
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@BellaDee:  I assume the sprouts were washed, and I would think the risk for contamination goes down. I ate a delicious sandwich back in December that had sprouts on it. Don’t regret a second of it. That sandwich rocked my socks!

Post # 11
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I haven’t even heard of this… if it were me I’d just eat ’em.  Then again, I’m a bad preggo lady who eats everything I’m “not supposed to”

Post # 12
7929 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think you’re fine. I never even heard this one when I was pregnant. Look, every single decision you make has some level of risk, but you have to consider the severity of the danger and the likelihood.

Post # 13
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I mean.. yeah sprouts can carry bacteria, but so can all the other things they tell you not to eat during pg, so if you’re eating those, eat the sprouts 🙂 It’s HIGHLY unlikely that you’d get sick from them. 

Although I know you already ate the sandwich, just chiming in anyway!

Post # 15
1208 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

You’re fine!

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