Squid Ink During Pregnancy

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture

QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
Is it okay to have squid ink in cooked food while pregnant? I went to a Spanish Catalan restaurant last night and had a couple of bites of paella with squid ink.

I am now nervous that it could be toxic.

Please help!

ANSWER

I have to be honest, I am really not sure what squid ink is. However, I do know that squid is very low in mercury so that is probably not a problem. Since you have already eaten the food, my recommendation, if you are still worried, would be to ask your doctor.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

-- Kimberly, RD LD