Whether or not to wash packaged greens: the answer is categorical
Prepared salad mixes or portioned greens sold in supermarkets are a very convenient choice - just open the package and the dish is ready. But the debate about whether it needs to be washed before use does not subside.
OBOZREVATEL tells what experts say about it. They conducted a study of such products and gave a definitive answer.
First of all, you should pay attention to the packaging. If it contains a warning that the greens are washed, it can be considered relatively safe and eaten directly from the package. But the results of a detailed study of such products showed that they still contain a certain amount of bacteria and contamination, so the experts advise to wash them before consuming.
In particular, it is better to do so because the bag in which the packaged greens are transported creates a moist environment that is favorable for the development of microorganisms. So that the ingress of a single microbe can turn into a full-fledged contamination.
In general, nutritionists call greens one of the most valuable additions to the diet. As a rule, they are very rich in nutrients. So parsley contains a large dose of B vitamins, A, PP, E, iron, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and is also a source of beta-carotene. A serving of arugula will enrich your dinner with a daily dose of vitamin K and plenty of vitamins A, E, B and C, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron and phosphorus. In addition, arugula has a good effect on the digestive process.
Previously OBOZREVATEL told you how to properly store greens that they are preserved fresh for a long time.