A microwave is an indispensable tool in the kitchen if you are in a hurry. It’s easy to reheat cold food but also dangerous. Here are some common foods you should avoid reheating.
- Chicken. Chicken and other poultry have a certain amount of salmonella contamination as standard, as do eggs.
- Rice. The bacteria which can grow readily on rice does not always die on reheating.
- Potatoes. Botulism can grow on potatoes, especially if sealed in foil.
- Mushrooms. Mushrooms release carcinogenic properties when they’re heated up a second time.
- Celery, Spinach, and Beets. These three have a high concentration of nitrates that can turn carcinogenic when reheated.
- Eggs. Eggs can wreak havoc on your digestive system reheated in a microwave.