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Does burned (charred) food hurt baby?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
This is my first pregnancy so I'm kind of worried. I googled on the internet and couldn't find any info. I was making my tomato sauce for pasta and while stirfrying the onions and garlic I went upstairs real quick then when I came back they were kind of blackened. I added water to unloose from the bottom of the pot and added sauce. Thing is I usually never think about this stuff cause I (and my husband) kind of actually like the "burnt" taste. And I hate throwing food out. What do you all think? Will it be bad for the baby in this early stage? (I am 6 weeks and 6 days)
post #2 of 10
I really don't see how it could hurt anything at all.
post #3 of 10
I think you're fine.
post #4 of 10
Baby says "Yum! Burnt offerings!" I like the burnt flavor too, sometimes. I'm sure it'll be fine.
post #5 of 10
remember everything you eat is processed frist before transferring to baby. it's not a truly direct link - although sometimes it seems that way, lol.

don't worry too much. Shoot I LOVE burnt toast and never gave it a second thought before . .. . and will continue to eat it intentionally.

Both my kids here on earth seem normal - although neither like burnt toast, lol. go figure.

love,
bettyann
pg with #3 here on earth
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
thanks you all ! I'm gonna try and relax a little bit heh
post #7 of 10
*grin* this is just going to be the beginning of a lifetime of worry!

welcome to parenthood! if it's not one thing, it's another that you'll worry about. do they eat too much, too little, is that toy a choking hazard are they going to get sick from licking the cat's fur. . .. oh the fun is just beginning, lol!
post #8 of 10
I think what the concern is, is burnt meat. They say it's a carcinogen or something. I doubt it's a risk in pregnancy, or much of a risk anyway. I'm no expert and haven't researched it, just what I have been told by a few people. I love charred steak so I eat it anyway
post #9 of 10
My FIL (a chiropractor) says any charred food is actually really good for you (especially burnt toast). The charcoal type stuff is a great de-tox...

Emily
post #10 of 10
I looked it up and after reading, I'll probably stear more clear of burnt and over cooked foods. Although I sure do love charred steak.

a quick answer:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...5151032AAyWZio

this is the chemical that burned food has. Doesn't look good for you AT ALL. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzopyrene

Another link:
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/co...lled_Meats.asp
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