Preserving food is a delicate operation that directly affects health. With the arrival of summer and with the increase in temperatures, storing food correctly becomes essential. Unfortunately, however, there are still too many false beliefs about food storage and some of these could create some health problems.
For example, preserves are one of the most loved foods by Italians, but if kept incorrectly they can become very dangerous for health. It may happen that after eating the preserve you feel nausea and vomiting and have diarrhea. In this case it could be in the presence of the phenomenon of food botulism. The symptoms indicated above can occur after a few hours but also after a few days.
Pay attention to these 4 false myths to dispel about the preservation of food also to avoid health problems
The expiration date of a food is a fundamental characteristic, probably the first one to look at when buying a product. Yet many still get confused by reading the directions. If the word “preferably” appears on the label before the date, it means that the product is edible even after that expiration date. If the package only states the expiration date, eating food after that date could create health problems, regardless of its storage.
The deadline for the consumption of long-life products is valid only if the package is intact. When the product is opened, the conservation status is altered and the expiration date is no longer valid. So, be careful when opening products such as flour, rice, pasta, breadcrumbs, milk, peeled tomatoes, etc. We mark the day of opening because after a few months there may no longer be edible food, regardless of the expiry date marked on the package.
Refrigerator yes or refrigerator no?
Products that contain water should be stored in the refrigerator when opened, such as milk and soft drinks. But this also applies to cans such as canned legumes, tuna, peeled tomatoes. On the other hand, it is not essential to keep eggs in the refrigerator, contrary to what you think. Probably many of us already refrigerate this product, doing very well, but it is not strictly necessary. After all, think about it, eggs are not kept in the fridge in the supermarket.
Speaking of refrigerators, many think that frozen foods are less nutritious than fresh ones. This is a false belief. In fact, sometimes the opposite may be true. It could happen that a vegetable stored at room temperature for a few days could lose its nutritional value. If several days pass from the moment it is picked to the moment it is eaten, without being frozen, some of its vitamins could deteriorate.
The Decalogue of the Ministry on the preparation of the preserve
So in the preservation of food it is necessary to pay attention to these 4 false myths and to the various false beliefs. Returning to the preparation of the preserve, it is no coincidence that the Ministry of Health has drawn up a handbook on how to properly prepare this product. For home-made preserves, it is necessary to follow very specific rules and not rely on beliefs. The products chosen for its preparation must follow careful maintenance. The guiding rules of the Ministry in this sense are very precise.
This hoax will give joy to those who love to eat this delicious food that would also make them lose weight
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