A kitchen is that part of our house that should be the cleanest, and therefore we are taught to keep the kitchen mates germ-free. Not only the surface and the utensils should be fresh, but we are also taught to wash all the vegetables before cooking.
Also, when preparing chicken, people tend to clean the bird as well. But hey... did you know that you have been doing harm to yourself by washing the raw chicken?
Recently, we started focusing on the right and wrong ways of eating chicken but now, let's see the correct way of cooking it.
Because raw chicken is covered with bacterias, which comprises of salmonella and campylobacter.
So far, we knew that washing the chicken will eliminate the bacterias but washing the bird under running water spreads the germs.
She is a researcher at the Drexel University and participated in a study that was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The study was particularly based on this subject.
Washing the raw chicken does not really kill bacterias, but people have to do it because many recipes demand the chicken to be washed and patted dry.
This is the campaign which the Drexel University started to make people aware of their misconception.
Experts say that if you really feel like doing something to clean it, then you can wipe it with a disposable paper.
And then wash your kitchen implements as well as your hands thoroughly.