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Is it worth buying ready-made salads and chopped food: experts answer

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Sliced products. Source: freepik

Recently, the food market has been taken over by a variety of sliced and portioned products. Of course, this is extremely convenient.

But is it as safe to buy sliced products as ready-made ones, journalist Kostiantyn Hrubych, together with experts, found out. He shared the results of his research on Facebook.

Is it worth buying ready-made salads and chopped food: experts answer

For example, Olena Sydorenko, a professor and quality expert, says that sliced products always sell for more than the same products in their whole form. However, they are more dangerous. The fact is that pathogenic bacteria multiply much faster in sliced products. And they can get there through the knives used for cutting.

Is it worth buying ready-made salads and chopped food: experts answer

Sofiia Shpak, a nutritionist, shares the same opinion and reminds us that especially in summer, experts do not recommend buying cut foods or even vegetables or fruits. This can significantly reduce the risk of poisoning. In addition, the dressings of various salads sold on the shelves of culinary departments are of significant concern. After all, no one knows what kind of freshness the products are included in it.

Is it worth buying ready-made salads and chopped food: experts answer

Nevertheless, you shouldn't completely refuse to buy sliced foods or ready-made salads. You just need to know that they shouldn't be part of your regular diet, but can be used as an exception to the rule.

Is it worth buying ready-made salads and chopped food: experts answer

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