Never Ever Wash These Foods!
After a grocery run, you’ll likely put several items from your shopping bag in the sink. Yes, to ensure the hygiene and cleanliness, you’ll want to wash fruits, vegetables and some meat that you’ve bought before storing or cooking them.
But did you know that you can’t just wash everything? According to the data gathered by theepochtimes.com, instead of getting cleaner some foods will rot quicker or cause bacterial contamination once they come into contact with water. And the worst news is, you’re probably used to washing those foods. So, read on to start saving water, time and energy!
1. Poultry and fish meat
Chicken meat or fish that you buy from the grocery store or traditional market DO contain harmful bacteria. But washing them is no solution, because unless you use very hot water, those bacteria won’t be killed. And the washing process can instead help the bacteria to contaminate your sink and other kitchen surfaces. Imagine using the same bacteria-infested surfaces when you’re working with other food ingredients!
2. Red meat
For the same reason mentioned above, you shouldn’t wash red meat either. Another reason not to do it is the excessive moisture from water may ruin the taste and texture of the meat.
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No matter how much you wan to get rid of the dirt from the mushroom you buy, don’t ever wash it prior to storing it. Mushrooms absorb water like a sponge, so the dampness will ruin the texture and make it rot quicker. Just use kitchen brush or paper towel to dry-clean it. You can give it a quick wash only when you’re ready to cook it.
An egg naturally comes with a layer that protects it from bacteria. Washing the egg will only eliminate that layer and make bacterial contamination easier. It’s worth noting though, that most eggs processed in factories are also washed. But the natural protective layer will then be replaced by a thin oil layer that works just as well.
You probably won’t wash your instant pasta, because it’s mostly sold in dry form and in a completely sealed package which you know will keep the hygiene. However, some of you may wash or leave your pasta submerged in room-temperature water AFTER you cook it. This is so wrong, because the washing will eliminate the starch that helps the sauce to stick to your pasta.
From the list above, which food ingredients you always wash before using? Now that you know some foods can go straight to your fridge or pan, you can save your time and use it to do more experiments in the kitchen, right? You can also preserve food better and cook it for special occassions with innovative and easy recipes from this page and the @FiberCreme_TV account on Instagram.