From the typical wooden spoon or spatula to the cutting board, almost all kitchens have one or the other. wooden pot, However, this device is traditionally present in Spanish homes. can’t be that clean as thought and may take some more health problem If it is not cleaned properly, it is not recommended to have items made of this material for handling food.
Food technologists and scientific broadcasters have spoken about the matter Mario Sanchez, who recommended to his followers in a post on Instagram that they do not own such utensils. “better Don’t use wood in your kitchen“, has warned.
The reason remains, explains Sanchez, “wood it is a porous materialThis means it has tiny pores that normally absorb food juices and dirt easily.”
Because of this a proper cleaning This expert says that the construction of these utensils is much more complicated than other materials. while scrubbing it’s so hard to reach all those potholes And the dirt completely disappears. It is a perfect place for pathogenic bacteria to do their mischief and grow without any hindrance.”
Besides the warnings, the most important thing for Sanchez is that “how do you use a wooden board And how do you clean it, how do you keep it. Chances are that at home, if you do it correctly, nothing will happen to you, regardless of the type of material.”
Of course, in the case of a cutting boardhas asserted that “when there are a thousand million cracks in make sure you change itBecause it’s going to get dirty. It doesn’t matter if it’s made of plastic or wood,” he explains.
As an alternative to wood, the expert recommendation is to use plastic boards of different colorsTo identify and separate each of them for a specific type of food and thus avoid cross-contamination.
,never mix raw food like meat, fish and especially chicken, with other vegetables that we are not going to cookLike tomatoes for salad”, warns about it.
In the event these details are not paid attention to, Sanchez warns, and these utensils are used “without any knowledge or hygiene, most likely you will earn food poisoning Championships”, he concluded.