LONDON (Reuters) - Whether it's ice cream and french fries, garlic on crackers or brown sauce on everything, nearly 60 percent of pregnant women in Britain admit to having weird cravings.

Nothing is too bizarre or unusual for some mothers-to-be, according to a survey of 200 women by a leading baby food company.

Raw lemons sprinkled with salt and pepper, gingerbread men soaked in fizzy lemon drink and mustard with chips were among some of the unusual cravings.

But as mothers' cravings became more unusual, their babies' tastes have gained sophistication, with pesto, squid, lemon sole, asparagus soup, papaya and passion fruit now on the kiddie menu.

"It's fantastic to see that babies are being offered a wider selection of food to expand their taste buds," said Kathrine Colin, of Cow & Gate, which conducted the poll.


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