How to  Eat  Salmon while Pregnant

Salmon is not only safe to consume during pregnancy, but can have a multitude of benefits for both mother and baby. Check out this article for benefits & some helpful tips and tricks for consuming salmon while pregnant.

Cook salmon thoroughly

Salmon is fully cooked once the thickest part of the filet reaches 145° F. Next time salmon is on the lunch or dinner menu, keep your thermometer handy!

Choose high-quality salmon

During pregnancy, we recommend opting for wild or organic salmon over farmed salmon. Wild/organic salmon tend to have lower levels of toxic metals and higher levels of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Avoid listeria exposure

Raw fish is often home to listeria, which can be dangerous if contracted during pregnancy as it is a foodborne illness. To avoid exposure, make sure to cook your salmon thoroughly.

Watch out for high mercury

Though uncommon, some brands of salmon can contain higher levels of mercury than others. To avoid possible mercury exposure, ensure that the salmon you purchase is certified

Store by  food safety guidelines

Salmon can be stored in the freezer within airtight packaging. Frozen salmon remains fresh in the freezer for up to three months and should be thawed in the refrigerator, rather than out in the open.

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