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Dangers Of Washing Raw Meat With Water And What To Use Instead.

According to Healthline, washing raw meat with water has long been a common practice among many cooks and homemakers. However, this seemingly innocent act of cleaning meat before cooking can pose serious health risks and it is important to understand why it is not recommended and what to use instead.

One of the main dangers of washing raw meat with water is the potential spread of harmful bacteria, this is because any bacteria on the surface can splash onto nearby surfaces including countertops, utensils and even other foods. This can lead to cross-contamination and the risk of foodborne illness, on top of that it can also make meat to become waterlogged leading to a less flavorful end product.

Instead of washing raw meat with water, it is recommended to simply pat it dry with a paper towel or clean cloth. This will remove any excess moisture without risking the spread of harmful bacteria.

Another alternative is to marinate the meat before cooking, as this can help to tenderize the meat and add flavor without the need for washing.

It is also important to handle raw meat with care to minimize the risk of contamination. This includes washing hands thoroughly before and after handling meat, using separate cutting boards and utensils for meat and other foods.

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