Is it safe to eat raw or half cooked egg during pregnancy?

Eggs are a rich source of Protein and is a healthy option for breakfast. But Its not safe to eat half boiled or raw egg during pregnancy, as it may contain salmonella bacteria. Pregnant women are more at risk as the infection or poisoning might pass to the baby or they themselves can feel sick(Vomiting, diarrhea) which is caused by Salmonella.

Hence extra care need to be taken while eating egg. Eggs have its benefits as well so don’t avoid it completely. During Pregnancy you need to have a balanced diet so as always anything in excess is bad. You can eat a Hard boiled egg, Egg Fried on both sides. As long as its completely cooked you can safely eat it.

I personally don’t like eggs much but my Doctor suggested me to include boiled egg in my diet. As you know Listen to your Doctor always!

This is what i used to do for cooking egg:

  • Boil the egg in water with a pinch of salt for 15 minutes.
  • By around 12 minutes egg will be cooked mostly. You can check with a spoon or knife if the shell is hard.
  • Peel the egg and cut in in two halves to make sure there is no runny yolk.
  • Sprinkle some pepper and salt if needed and its ready to eat.

You can also eat fully cooked scrambled egg once in a while to satisfy your cravings, as long as it is fried well.

Well.. I can guess what you are thinking right now. Why did she post a recipe for boiled egg? You are right, it’s simple!

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