Everyone knows that before you eat the fruits and vegetables, you have to wash them well. However, doctors specify that all plant products should be subject to washing without exception. And even if you think you're following this rule, remember if you're washing watermelons or bananas, for example?
Also, according to the experts, you must wash the cans. The principle is the same as when washing watermelons - if you don't clean the surface, dangerous microorganisms can penetrate inside.
Nuts and dried fruits are also easily washed. And they must be washed, whether sold peeled or shelled. Under what conditions they were stored and transported, it is not known - therefore it is preferable to wash them than to risk your he alth. Dried fruits should be washed or soaked before use, even if they were sold in a package.
In the list of products that do not need washing, experts have included:
Eggs - they already have a protective shell formed after an antimicrobial treatment to which the product is exposed before reaching store shelves.
Mushrooms - they are recommended to be simply rinsed and scrubbed immediately before cooking.
Meat - chicken, pork, beef, in short, any meat, according to experts, does not need to be washed, since microorganisms from its surface fly with splashes of water into the kitchen. Heat treatment is enough to destroy them.