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Risks of Eating Raw Sprouts !!


OTTAWA - Health Canada is reminding Canadians that raw
or undercooked sprouts should not be eaten by young children, older
adults, pregnant women or those with weakened immune systems. I found this shocking as I had no idea there even was any risk. Read the full article below, just click the blue link.
Jul 24, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

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That sucks because I adore eating sprouts raw, especially on my sandwiches. However, I do also really enjoy them in stir fries where they are cooked, so hopefully the bacteria (if any) are all killed.

There is one tip there, which is stupid-obvious: to choose well-refrigerated sprouts that look fresh and are not dark coloured or smell musty. They also suggest you use tongs or cover your hand with the produce bag when grabbing the sprouts from the grocer's display (eg. place it inside out over your hand, grab a handful of sprouts and holding them in your fist, turn the bag right side out), but I'm guessing that's more to do with germs from other customers or transferring contamination from another display. Though if you're the only one doing that trick, then chances are any sprouts you grab will be already contaminated by someone else - sigh.
Jul 25, 2012 @ 09:57 am

Love Sprouts in Chinese Food

I love Sprouts in Chinese Food and I prefer mine to be crunchy. It takes all the pleasure out of eating them when they are soggy.

I found this cooking recommandation for sprouts in stir-fries:
Add alfalfa sprouts to stir-fries, but wait until the last minute. According to Recipe Tips, sprouts shouldn't be cooked for more than 30 seconds, or they'll become wilted. Saute all vegetables you plan on cooking, then add sprouts for a quick mix at the end.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/298559-how-to-cook-with-alfalfa-sprouts/#ixzz21e0MUZDh

Thanks for the post as I was not aware.
Jul 25, 2012 @ 10:26 am

katieg :)

Thanks katieg, that is a great article, with some great advice. I love livestrong.com it's a great site with awesome information.
Aug 09, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

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