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How not to get seafood poisoning in the summer: useful tips

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
How to choose seafood in summer
How to choose seafood in summer

Seafood in summer is not the best food, unless you are at sea, where its freshness is 100%. But if you do decide to buy seafood in a store or at the market, you should take it very seriously and carefully, as the likelihood of getting poisoned by it in the summer is very, very high.

Therefore, today FoodOboz will share with you 4 simple but very useful tips to help you choose and eat seafood safely.

What to look for when choosing seafood:

1. Check the store and suppliers in advance, avoid dubious supermarkets, and be sure to pay attention to the labels of origin of such a product.

Seafood is best bought chilled

2. It is better to buy fresh seafood rather than frozen. But, if you do buy it, make sure that the package has a clear date of packaging. It is also important to know that products labeled "fresh frozen" mean that they have already been frozen fresh, usually within a few hours of being caught.

Always pay attention to the shape of the products

3. Packaging

Never buy frozen seafood if its packaging is already open or torn. Also, avoid packages with ice crystals, as this is a clear indication that the product has been stored for a long time and then defrosted and re-frozen.

4. Form and odor

Very important - color and smell

Be sure to pay attention to this, because your condition after taking these products will depend on it. They should look: intact, without any dents or damage, and have a pleasant sea smell, with notes of salt.

How to choose different types of seafood:

How to choose fresh oysters

1. Oysters

Choose only live, closed shells with a pleasant sea smell and green bloom, it's just phytoplankton. And it is best to eat them in season, namely from late fall to early winter.

2. Mussels

Buy mussels large

Choose the best - large ones, they are more juicy. A good product should have a fresh smell and a little bit of salt.

3. Octopus

How to choose an octopus in the store

Fresh octopuses are always firm when pressed, have a simple burgundy-brown hue, and the eyes should be transparent - this indicates that the product is safe to eat.

4. Shrimp

Always pay attention to the tail of the shrimp

First of all, pay attention to their tails, they should be straightened, and if they have this shape, it means that they have been thermally processed, and you should not buy them. If the shrimp has a black head, uneven color and dark spots on it, it is very dangerous and has already begun to deteriorate.

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