Hygiene is one of the most important rules for safety in our kitchens. Food is put into the pot only after having been thoroughly washed. Well many do not realize it but these 2 foods transmit salmonella due to 2 very common preparation errors.
Among the most dangerous bacteria that can be found on food is salmonella.
It can cause typhoid fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. But also infections localized on the bones or meninges.
Some foods can transmit salmonella and there are 2 to be careful of: egg and chicken.
These 2 foods transmit salmonella due to 2 very common preparation errors
Experts think that 50% of salmonella cases in the world are due to incorrect use of eggs. Egg and chicken are two foods that should never be washed. Another is mushrooms, but for rather culinary reasons.
The eggs if washed spread even more the bacteria that are on the surface. The shell may also have small fractures not visible to the naked eye. These allow the salmonella to enter the egg and contaminate it. For safety reasons, it is good that the egg is always cooked well, even if some preparations prefer it half cooked.
Another mistake to avoid is with chicken. This too, like the egg, should not be washed. Salmonella lurks on its skin and the best way to kill this bacterium is by cooking. It is not necessary to wash the chicken, but rather to take it and put it directly to cook. The important thing is that the chicken is well cooked.
Of course, if we pluck a free-range chicken, we can eliminate stains and impurities with sheets of kitchen paper. And then we’ll cook.
Washing the chicken and the egg, and the cooking is not complete are precisely the 2 factors that transmit salmonella.
Why not wash the mushrooms
Mushrooms also do not wash, but for other reasons. When washing mushrooms it happens that the taste and aroma of the mushroom disappear. Therefore it is best to remove any impurities with a kitchen brush or a damp cloth. Then the mushrooms are cooked, so that they release their scent inside the dish and not in the tap water.
In addition to being tasty, the kitchen must also be safe. Baking soda appears to be useful in this regard for removing bacteria and pesticides.