Well, sh*t. This is not the news we wanted.
According to science most of us have been defrosting our food wrong since like forever.
We dunno about you guys, but we defrost our food over night… you know you take it out of the freezer, whack it in the fridge all day and bam you get home from work and you’re good to go.
Yeah well that’s wrong.
According to Norwegian food scientists we have been effing up big time… the idea of the whole fridge thing is based on a based on myth about food.
Susanne Ekstedt, who is a researcher at the at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden in Gothenburg, says the best way to do it is to use water.
All you need to do is make sure that the food is sealed properly and run it under cold water straight from the tap.
And if you were ever thinking about whacking it in the microwave. DO NOT.
Apparently this damages the meat as it warms up.
Ekstedt says, "This is something food scientists have known to be true for a long time now. But this knowledge is mostly confined to the food industry. Most people don’t seem to be aware of this."
Bjørg Egelandsdal who is a professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ås also said, “There has never been any good scientific evidence behind the advice that food should be thawed in the refrigerator.
Maybe the idea behind this advice is that refrigerator thawing is most hygienic. It is true that meat and other foodstuffs should be stored in the refrigerator if they are thawed, but it is definitely better to thaw food quickly in water if you are going to use it right away.”
Well there you go… who knew? Not us.
Side note: I am vegetarian so thank you for making my pain worth it and reading this to the end.