Foods you should avoid reheating in the microwave


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.