When you are weighing the pros and cons of eating raw food, the cons seem to be outweighing the pros.
Here are 6 raw foods which should not be eaten raw:
Though a good source of vitamins and omega - 3 fatty acids, sushi can harbor bacteria and parasites like anisakiasis that can bring on vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Small children, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and immunocompromised people should therefore skip raw or undercooked fish.
Raw or undercooked pork is best avoided as it can be the breeding ground for bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and listeria, which can make you really sick. The standard practice is to cook pork at minimum 145 degrees F, allowing it to rest for at least 3 minutes before it is served.
Oysters are often infected from the viruses and bacteria that thrive in the water where they live. Oysters can spread infections such as vibriosis, and hepatitis A. Therefore, fully cooking oysters before eating them is advisable.
Ceviche, which is raw seafood marinated in lime or lemon juice can also have bacteria and parasites that can cause food poisoning. Pregnant or nursing mothers and immunocompromised eaters should therefore cook seafood to 145 degrees F before eating them.
Meats need to be properly cooked as raw meat can be the source of all varieties of bacteria from E. coli to salmonella, which can make you severely sick.
A source of the bacteria called salmonella, fresh eggs are your go-to catalyst for food poisoning. The trick is to cook eggs until the white and the yolk are firm. Then again, if you're following a recipe that's asking for raw eggs, like Caesar dressing or hollandaise sauce, it would be safe to use only pasteurized eggs.
Avoid these foods to prevent food poisoning.
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