Tidbits – is ‘microwave-safe’ really safe though?

April 21, 2022

Questions received about last week’s episode:

  • Are ‘microwave-safe’ containers really safe?
  • What are the ideal foods to microwave, and are there foods that shouldn’t be microwaved?

Pro-microwave recipes:
Cheesy Tomato Rice (perfectly-cooked microwave basmati rice @ 4:23)
Microwave Dal

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References:

  1. Is It Safe to Microwave Plastic? Answering Common Safety Questions About Plastics Food Packaging
  2. Food Safety Education
  3. Do you microwave food in plastic containers? Be careful of leaching chemicals
  4. An overview of chemical additives present in plastics: Migration, release, fate and environmental impact during their use, disposal and recycling
  5. Food IQ, Daniel Holzman & Matt Rodbard

Special thanks:
Music: Dnl
Audio and Art: Farah Firzanah

For the full transcript of the episode, download here.