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Pregnant Meghan Markle Revealed a Food Aversion on Royal Tour in Australia

Expecting Megan Markle shunned a food offering on her royal tour in Australia.

By Aly Walansky

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry, news that has the whole world celebrating. But with pregnancy comes major changes, including changes to one's appetite. Many pregnant women discover that their body craves certain foods and has aversions to others — sometimes they even loathe foods they once loved.

For Meghan Markle, it appears her food aversion while pregnant is... finger limes! 

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry are currently on a royal tour in Australia and recently visited Charcoal Lane, a restaurant in Melbourne, for a "touch, taste, and smell" event. While sampling various foods, Meghan was offered a finger lime. However, after smelling the finger lime, she passed on tasting it and gave it to her husband to sample instead.

Brooke Wars, an apprentice chef at the restaurant, spoke to about what she saw at the event: "I was upstairs with Meghan and Harry giving them their 'touch, taste and feel' with finger limes and quandongs and saltbush," she said. "With the finger limes, they’re like little caviars. When you eat it in your mouth it pops and the flavour is beautiful."

She told the outlet, "It was optional if they wanted to taste it. Harry did but Meghan didn’t. She was smelling it, but that’s understandable because she’s pregnant and being cautious.”

Interestingly, finger limes are very on trend right now, thanks to their pearl-like interior which has a texture similar to caviar and a strong citrus flavor.  

But there's good news for any concerned that the well-known foodie has lost her edge: Meghan did manage to eat chargrilled kangaroo, wild boar, saffron risotto and barramundi at the same event. The only thing she said no to were the limes!

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