Since childhood we've been taught to always wash everything we're about to eat.However very few people know that sometimes this habit does more harm than washing certain foods which can spread dangerous bacteria.
Below is the list of five foods you shouldn't wash before cooking.
You don't need to wash it since they've already been washed during commercial processing. A special substance is often put on eggs to protect them from contamination by bacteria.when the eggs are washed before being stored the upper layer is removed and replaced by another substance i.e. edible mineral oil this way the protection is restored.Water destroys this protective layer and so if the shell gets cracked ,chances are there egg will become infected.
2. Raw poultry and meat
You shouldn’t wash fresh meat because washing helps the bacteria to spread to the kitchen sink and your hands.The water that you use is not hot enough to kill off the bacteria, doing so only redistributes any harmful bacteria onto your kitchen surfaces and possibly your body. When you then prepare other foods on those same surfaces, cross-contamination may cause illness.It is better to skip washing the meat and instead, thoroughly wash and clean your kitchen surfaces in between cooking sessions. Tip: Before cooking, use napkins to remove the meat’s juice from its surface. After that, use soap and hot water to wash your hands.
It’s hard to tell who thought it was a good idea to wash pasta. Chefs think that washing pasta should be illegal because the water removes the starch from the pasta .The starch helps the sauce cling to the noodles, resulting in a thick, tasty sauce that coats the pasta perfectly. Why would you want to wash that away before the cooking's even underway?
4. Raw fish
As with raw poultry and meat, avoid washing raw fish in order to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria all around your kitchen.Washing of raw fish spreads the bacteria if bacterial water splashes anywhere in rinsing process.What kills bacteria much more effectively is cooking.So why do so many cooks rinse their fish ?? Instead, buy fish from a good fish dealer. Wash your hands well and clean surfaces in your kitchen work areas as thoroughly to keep the bacteria away.
When it comes to mushrooms, you should definitely skip washing them.If you give your mushrooms a wash before you put them in your refrigerator, the moisture in mushrooms will speed up quickly and your mushrooms will get spoiled.Once you wash them, it's also going to be more difficult to get that crispy texture you're looking for when you saute them, and we all know that texture is as important as flavor. You can’t keep mushrooms under water for a long time or soak them: they absorb water very well. It’s better to rinse them quickly and dry them with a paper towel. You should only do this right before cooking. Otherwise, they will spoil and lose their elasticity.
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