7 Food Products That Should Not Be Washed

    7 Food Products That Should Not Be Washed

    4:58 PM EDT, September 13, 2021, updated: 7:05 PM EDT, September 13, 2021

    There is a belief that every food product must be washed. Unfortunately, this is not true, and washing some food can do more harm than real benefits. Find out which products should not be washed.

    1. Fish

    Washing raw fish under running water will not remove microorganisms. On the contrary, the liquid will easily settle on your clothes, kitchen furniture or other products that are located around the sink. Fish after being taken out of the fridge or freezer should be cooked treated immediately.


    2. Meat

    Logically, meat should not be washed either ( neither before nor after freezing). Water does not kill bacteria, but it is a nutrient for them and makes poultry or pork spoil quickly. Germs die only when exposed to high temperatures.


    After watching this clip, you will immediately stop washing your meat.

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    3. Eggs

    The eggs are not washed after the purchase, but only immediately before consumption. It is worth giving them a hot bath with a drop of dishwashing liquid. Then you can be sure that all Salmonella bacteria will die.

    In Europe the European Union prohibits egg producers from washing their goods. The shell is covered with a natural protective layer (mucine shell), which prevents microorganisms from getting inside the eggs and makes them stay fresh longer. That is why the shells often contain chicken feathers or other small impurities.


    4. Sauerkraut

    Reuben Rounds Fans of the classic Reuben sandwich will go crazy for baked pastry spirals of corned beef, Swiss and sauerkraut. There are also recipes that advise you to rinse the sauerkraut before preparing. This is a big mistake, because then we deprive the cabbage of lactic acid bacteria, which supports the correct functioning of the intestines.


    5. Pickled Gherkins

    There are people who, after getting the pickle out of the jar, remove the white coating from its surface. It is formed, as in the case of sauerkraut, by lactic acid bacteria. This layer actually strengthens our immune system.


    6. Mushrooms

    Yes, get rid of sand and debris, can even brush the debris off. Alternatively, mushrooms can be put underwater for a short while. Long soaking will make them absorb a lot of water and lose their taste and their structure will change.


    7. Noodles or Pasta

    Washing raw pasta deprives it of starch, which makes it gently sticky and blends well with sauces. Additionally, it becomes less tasty when poured with water.


    Do you ever wash poultry or fish before preparation? Let us know.

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