Chopping boards are a necessity in every home nowadays.
They make cooking easy….! Don’t they…!?
Different kinds of chopping boards are available in the market. They vary in size, quality and also the material. The most common chopping boards found in the market nowadays are plastic chopping boards. Then comes the wooden, fibre, glass and other cutting boards.
Of course, plastic cutting boards are easy to find, buy and maintain. But, what about the hygiene factors…??
Food that is cut on these boards needs to be safe and healthy to eat. When it’s not hygienic, what is the point of thinking about health?? Hence choosing the right chopping board is important…..!
Nowadays chopping boards that are made out of wood is preferred as a replacement for plastic cutting boards. This is because wood does not support the growth of harmful bacteria….! Also wood does not make knife blunt due to constant usage.
Good to know that…! Isn’t it??
Plastic boards do not absorb moisture and hence it lets bacteria stay on its surface and leads to infection on food. This does not help in a healthy lifestyle. Even if the plastic boards are washed in a dishwasher, the bacteria can spread in the next usage. Hence it’s not so healthy.
Wooden chopping boards are biodegradable and safe to the environment. They don’t take much time to degrade and does not release harmful toxins into the environment.
Whereas, plastic boards do not degrade well and are disastrous. They can form dangerous microplastics when degraded. This causes pollution in the environment.
Wood even when it wears off, does not poison the food. It is a natural element and has healing properties. But it’s not the case with plastics. They are dangerous and can cause deadly diseases like cancer, skin diseases, birth defects etc…. The wooden chopping board helps in keeping the food clean and healthy. It is therefore chosen nowadays for its health benefits.
Plastic chopping boards are easy to use and clean. But they get weak as days pass by. They start losing their strength and rigidity. This makes them less durable. That doesn’t sound like a good quality cutting board. Does it?? Of course NO! Big No…!
Wooden chopping board, on the other hand, is tough and rigid. They don’t get weak or lose their strength. If it’s taken care of well, it can last longer. Hence the wooden chopping board remains a healthy and reliable option.
Sounds great right….!