Chicken Cooking: Before eating anything, it is a good habit to wash that thing and eat it. Be it fruit or any vegetable, we wash all these things before eating them, so that the germs sitting on them do not enter our stomach. There is probably nothing in our kitchen that my mother would not wash thoroughly before cooking or feeding us. From fruits and vegetables to pulses – there is hardly anything that doesn’t come under her wash-before-use radar. It is a matter of fruits and vegetables, but if you are a non-veg lover and you often cook and eat chicken at home, then this article is for you only. Washing raw chicken before cooking can have a bad effect on your health.
Attention ! Do you even wash chicken before cooking?
According to the American Center for Disease Control (CDC), washing raw chicken can have some serious health implications. N.N., chief dietitian at MGM Healthcare in Chennai. Vijayashree explains, washing raw chicken before cooking can increase the risk of food poisoning from bacteria such as Campylobacter jejuni, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus aureus present in chicken. When you’re washing chicken, the juices from the meat containing these bacteria can spread throughout the kitchen and contaminate other foods, utensils, and countertops, according to the CDC website.
How should you clean chicken before cooking?
The heat emanating from cooking and boiling chicken is enough to kill harmful bacteria. However, if you still do not agree, then you can use salt, vinegar or lemon to clean the raw chicken. Rub the surface of the chicken with half a cut lemon. You can also rub salt on the chicken and keep it covered in a clean utensil inside the refrigerator for an hour. Along with this, using traditional Indian spices like turmeric with natural antibiotic properties also kills bacteria. In fact, Kaul recommends freezing raw chicken as it can help maintain hygiene.
Disclaimer: Take the methods, methods and claims mentioned in this article only as suggestions, ABP News does not confirm them. Before implementing any such treatment/medicine/diet and suggestion, please consult a doctor or related expert.
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