When you find out that you’re pregnant, there are a multitude of things that start to run through your head. Some things that were once considered simple or that could be done without much of a second thought suddenly become more difficult or, even worse, potentially dangerous to the health of both you and your developing child.
Smoking cigarettes, eating certain foods or lifting and carrying a certain amount of weight at any given time all take on new, and often sinister, meanings.
To that end, many women often wonder about what cravings are safe to indulge in over the course of their pregnancy and what ones should be tabled for later. Things like alcohol and smoking will obviously have to wait, but what about simpler pleasures, like eating Tajín?
In this article, we’ll talk about what Tajín actually is, what it’s used for, and ultimately talk about if it’s safe for you to eat while you’re pregnant.
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What is Tajín?
Tajín is a Mexican spice blend that is made from a variety of ingredients but is primarily made from chili peppers, chili powder, and salt. It has a tangy flavor profile flavor and it’s used for a variety of culinary purposes. In fact, Tajín is an essential part of many Mexican dishes!
Other ingredients in Tajín are dehydrated lime juice and garlic, and the official website promises that Tajín is also:
- Free from artificial flavors and coloring, as well as
And while the original Tajín, Tajín Clásico, is the most popular flavor they have, the company also makes items in a variety of other flavors and products, including:
• Tajín Clásico Reduced Sodium Seasoning
• Mild Hot Sauce
• Fruity Chamoy Hot Sauce
• Habanero Seasoning
• Clásico Seasoning Rimmers
What is Tajín Used For?
As previously stated, Tajín is a Mexican spice blend—and as such, it finds its use in a variety of different ways.
One of the most popular ways Tajín is used is by sprinkling it over fruits like mango and watermelon to produce a winning combination of flavors. The sweetness of the fruit is highlighted against the spice and salt that is provided by the seasoning to create something that’s truly unique and delicious.
However, Tajín is also used to season just about anything else you can imagine! It’s even used as a popular addition to a number of popular Mexican alcoholic drinks such as Micheladas, Bloody Marys, and Bloody Marias, and to put around the rim of drinks like Margaritas.
You can also utilize it in marinades or as a dry rub for meats like chicken, steak, fish, and shrimp or to season vegetables like cucumbers.
Though it may look like it’s excessively spicy due to its red color, the taste of Tajín leans much more towards salty and tangy than outright spicy, meaning it’s suitable for a variety of spice tolerances.
Is It Safe to Eat While Pregnant?
The good news here is that since Tajín is made from 100% natural ingredients, there is nothing in the seasoning that has been linked to issues during pregnancy, making it perfectly safe to eat while pregnant!
In fact, many women find that they have a strong craving for the seasoning while they’re pregnant and have used Tajín on almost everything, from the typical fruits and vegetables you’d expect to more creative applications, like on popsicles or even on grilled cheese sandwiches!
The only thing you may want to keep in mind when eating Tajín is that it does contain a fair amount of sodium, which research says should be eaten in moderation when pregnant.
To help combat this problem, you could invest in the reduced sodium version of the Clásico seasoning to eat while you’re carrying your baby.
Finding out that you’re going to have a baby can definitely put you on high alert—and make you reconsider several of your eating and drinking habits.
It’s an exciting time, and while certain habits like smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol should definitely be cut out entirely, luckily, when it comes to simpler pleasures like enjoying Tajín on fruits or veggies, you can continue to indulge yourself with little risk to your baby—as long as you’re doing so responsibly!
At the end of the day, the final verdict is: YES. It is safe to eat Tajín while you’re pregnant, as long as you do it in moderation.
The biggest concern you may run into is that it does contain a fair amount of sodium—and while sodium is necessary to regulate many of your body’s natural functions (and is also critical to the healthy development of your baby) an excess of sodium can cause other problems that are probably best left avoided.
However, as long as you’re not eating Tajín straight from the bottle multiple times a day, you’re probably good to enjoy it as you see fit!