“Raw sprouts” and the dangers that you should be aware

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Bean sprouts are vegetables found in many Thai dishes. Whether it is a vegetable side dish of noodles, pad Thai, fried clams, papaya salad, or even stir-fried bean sprouts that change from a side dish to a main menu. Although bean sprouts are often in the diet we eat, but if it is “raw sprouts” we may not recommend eating them at all. because it can have some negative effects on the body

The dangers of raw sprouts

Raw sprouts have been found to be contaminated with bacteria such as Salmonella or E. coli, which are not only ours. In foreign countries, germs were also found to be contaminated. When planting bean sprouts moisture and temperature of bean sprouts to grow suitable for the growth of pathogens as well

In addition, bean sprouts may contain high bleaching agents. Because some manufacturers use bleach to soak bean sprouts. So that bean sprouts are white, plump, appetizing and can be stored for a long time 

Although there are certain types of bleach that are allowed for use in food, such as sodium sulphite. but because it is a bleaching agent with low bleaching power Therefore, distributors prefer to use bleach that is not allowed to be used in food more than sodium hydrosulfite to mix. This substance has a bleaching effect 2-3 times higher than the first type. It can kill microorganisms. But there is a danger to the body when ingested will cause shortness of breath. Low blood pressure, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea. For those who are severely allergic or have asthma, the symptoms will be more severe, including shock, loss of consciousness, and possibly death. สมัคร ufabet

How to avoid the dangers of bean sprouts

  1. Avoid eating raw bean sprouts if the source of production is unknown.
  2. Always cook bean sprouts before eating. Maybe tell the restaurant to blanch. Or cook the bean sprouts before adding them to the noodles. And other food menus, etc. Cooking bean sprouts before eating. will cause the hydrosulfite that may be present in the sprouts to be destroyed by heat This is safer than eating raw bean sprouts fresh.
  3. Unusually white sprouts should not be selected.
  4. If it is absolutely necessary to eat raw bean sprouts, dark-colored bean sprouts should be avoided. Contaminated with rotten parts because it can cause diarrhea.