Post # 1
So I heard sprouts are a nono for pregnancy…unfortunately the sandwich I wanted at the deli (a gourmet pre-made sandwich shop) had sprouts on it.
I asked for the sandwich without it, which I thought they manually made me a new one, but they actually just took off the sprouts (as many as they could without picking at the sandwich) and replaced with fresh lettuce.
Is it already too late because essentually it contaminated the rest of the ingredients?
I usually don’t worry about what I consume to that extent but I had read a lot on sprouts…and even googling doesn’t seem to help!
I mean, I already took two bites and the sandwich is amazing – so too late now…but what are the chances?
Post # 3
Ok – realize i’m being a weirdo…I already ate half my sandwich so oh well! haha. Thanks anyway!
Post # 4
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
You’re fine whether you remove them or eat them.
Post # 6
I follow none of the nonos but they (books, online) seemed to make a bigger deal out of sprouts in general!
I ate cold cut turkey, I plan to eat frozen yogurt..etc etc…but the sprouts thing seemed more serious I guess? Whatever, my sandwich was amazing!
Post # 7
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
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
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
@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
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
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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
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 # 14
Haha thanks everyone ! I definitely chowed down that sandwich.
I guess the only worry was reading material on sprouts seemed to be more lengthy and negative than the other no list stuff
so far I’m ok. 🙂