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Do pregnant Japanese women eat sushi?

iheartcooking | Apr 16, 201508:49 AM

After searching this boards it seems that even among Hounds, the taboo against eating sushi while pregnant is strongly held.

And please dont tell me to suck it up because it's only nine months. I'm not even particularly craving sushi, in fact all I want is spaghetti with store-bought jar sauce (the cheapest they've got) and green-can parmesan. I've already been told that by family and that's fine I get it. This is purely curiosity.

I just highly doubt that in Japan, women who become pregnant stop eating raw fish. Seems like that's excluding a highly nutritious part of the diet. Is it that American sushi is inferior and therefore unsafe? Or is it unfounded paranoia?

I know nobody can give me medical advice so be careful not to, lest we anger the mods.

{I could really go for some lox by the way. That's another one I'm supposed to stay away from}

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