There are basically numerous myths regarding food being safe and healthy that most of us are practicing in our attempt to serve our family to the best that we can. I know of some people who dispute about frozen food versus fresh ones. Most says that fresh foods are safer and more nutritious than the frozen ones. But this fact, in my opinion, does not apply to all. I believe that certain frozen foods are healthier compared to the fresh drooping ones. Most frozen foods gets freeze minutes after they have been picked and there is only minimal amount of nutrients loss through the process. While the fresh ones do not immediately reach the consumers making more nutrients to lose in that long span of time.
Some brands also include additional nutrients to frozen foods as part of their product health campaign. Another myth known is the process of thawing meat in the counter. Most people believed that since it has been frozen bacteria are less likely to grow and that it is safe to defrost in a room temperature. Chicken defrost does not happen in the counter but in the refrigerator, cold water and microwave oven. Also, in contrast to what has been believed for a long time, it is safe to refreeze meat provided that it has been thawed accurately, Although this process may affect the quality and taste of the food product. Another famous food safety myth is that food poisoning is not such a big deal. Food poisoning and other food borne illnesses can critically lead into a dangerous risk in human’s health. Aside from that, there have been reports on deaths cause by food poisoning. So, cleanliness and safety of food from the preparation to cooking process must be guaranteed in order to prevent these kinds of mishaps.