January 15, 2023 | Eul Basa

5 Foods You Should Never Microwave

Food safety is an important aspect of home living that is often overlooked. For the most part, we simply follow best before dates, expiration dates, or do a simple smell test to see if certain foods are still good to eat or not. Sometimes, we even assume that heating food is an easy solution to making something safe to consume.

However, did you know there are just some foods you shouldn't microwave at all? There are actually some foods you may regularly microwave that pose a health risk when heated or reheated. From toxin exposures to potential explosions, here are five foods you should never ever microwave.

Image result for microwave countertopHouse and Tech

Don't forget to check the comment section below the article for more interesting stories!

#1 Raw rice

You should probably stick to cooking rice in a rice cooker. According to the UK's Food Standards Agency, raw rice of any variety (jasmine, brown, basmati, etc.) is riddled with potentially harmful bacterial spores which can cause food poisoning. Microwaving raw rice will release those spores rather than kill them, which makes it unsafe to consume.

Image result for white riceMedical News Today

#2 Grapes

Not sure why you'd want to heat up grapes in the microwave in the first place, but if you were thinking about it, you should think again. Microwaving grapes won't turn them into raisins, as one might believe. Instead, you'll immediately set them on fire. Unless you want to consume a bunch of tiny little fireballs, you'd better keep the grapes away from the 'wave.

Image result for grapes on platterJenna Braddock

#3 Frozen meat

Despite the fact that most microwaves have a thaw feature for frozen meats now, you should probably avoid using it. In order to safely thaw frozen meats in the microwave, you need to ensure the heat is distributed as evenly as possible. If it isn't there's a chance that you'll end up with a slab containing hot spots and cold spots, the latter being the more dangerous as it would still contain dangerous bacteria. Maybe try not forgetting to take your meats out of the freezer to thaw.

Image result for frozen meatStarts At 60

#4 Chili peppers

Chili peppers contain a chemical component called capsaicin, which determines their spiciness level. When heated, the capsaicin vaporizes and gives off harmful fumes that are bad to inhale. There's no risk of the chili peppers exploding in the microwave, but because of the fumes, you should avoid the microwave altogether.

Image result for chili peppersMedical News Today

#5 Eggs in shells

Want to hard boil an egg? You should probably just stick to the stove top. Microwaving eggs that are still in their shells can actually be kind of dangerous. The heat from the microwave will cause the inside of the eggs to steam, and as the pressure builds, the eggs will eventually explode. It can get real messy and dangerous.

Related imagePCRM




The Finest Moments Of Revenge

Getting revenge almost always feels good, but these stories are a master class in the art of vengeance.
August 15, 2023 Scott Mazza

10 Dating Mistakes to Avoid in New Relationships

Dive into the top 10 dating mistakes people often make in new relationships. From moving too quickly to ignoring those pesky red flags, our guide offers insightful tips and remedies for a smooth romantic journey. Perfect for anyone looking to strengthen their love connection from the get-go!
October 11, 2023 Sammy Tran

10 Foods to Think Twice About

Dive into the hidden world of unhealthy food ingredients. From added sugars to trans fats, discover what's lurking in your meals and how they impact your health. Equip yourself with knowledge to make smarter food choices and prioritize well-being.
October 18, 2023 Sammy Tran

10 Red Flags of Infidelity in Your Relationship

This comprehensive guide explores the top ten red flags that may indicate your partner is cheating, backed by statistics and expert advice. From changes in technology use and unexplained expenses to decreased intimacy and unusual friendships, learn to spot the warning signs and understand what steps to take if you suspect infidelity in your relationship.
November 6, 2023 Sammy Tran

12 Bad Habits to Kick to the Curb Today

Dive into the psychology of habits with this concise look at why ditching bad habits feels so challenging. Explore the human tendency to stick to routines, the brain's role in reinforcing behaviors, and the external factors that keep us trapped in old patterns. Plus, gain insights into the fear of change and how our surroundings influence our choices. A must-read for anyone aiming to understand and break free from unwanted habits!
October 5, 2023 Allison Robertson
Healthy Foods Internal

16 Nutrient-Rich Foods To Optimize Health

Explore the significance of optimizing healthy eating for overall well-being. Discover how a balanced diet rich in nutrients fuels energy, strengthens the immune system, and prevents chronic diseases. Learn how making mindful food choices empowers you to lead a vibrant and fulfilling life.
August 24, 2023 Allison Robertson

Want to learn something new every day?

Stories that matter — delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you!

Error, please try again.