Experts told where most of the nitrates
The greatest amount of nitrates, despite popular belief, are not in watermelons and melons. In addition, harm from them is also is not always the case, writes the Chronicle.info with reference for Today.
These results were published on the website of the Ministry of health of Ukraine in Facebook. Nitrates – salts of nitric acid, also called saltpeter. They are part of most of the plants and soil. In small doses, these substances are not dangerous, but can accumulate in the body and do harm to health. However, the watermelons, which are often accused of food poisoning, are not included in the top most dangerous plants.
“Most of the nitrate is spinach, celery, Kale and table beets,” explained the doctors.
In order to reduce the risk of the use of salts of nitric acid, eat less vegetables, berries and fruits of the first harvest. Try not to eat those parts of plants, which traditionally contains higher amounts of nitrates. Cut the top and bottom of the beets, the zucchini skins, tails and peel cucumbers and radishes.
Cabbage tear off the top sheets and dispose of Kachan. Watermelons and melons most of the harmful substances collected in the pulp, which is closest to the skin.
Remember that the ready-made vegetables less nitrate than raw: 40-50 minutes of cooking, their number is reduced to 80%.
Doctors also said that the use of purchased the nitrate tests are useless – they don’t work as it should.