Covid-19 has brought back the emphasis on good quality food, especially with fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables. There has been an increased focus on food safety ever since the pandemic began. People are searching for ways to ensure that the fruit and vegetables that we purchase are clean and infection-free. The urge to keep produce clean is so much that Indians are innovating their own hacks and homemade 'jugaad' to get rid of germs. A video has surfaced on social media wherein a man can be seen sterilising vegetables at home with the help of the steam from his pressure cooker. Take a look:
Look at the great Indian Jugaad to sterilise vegetables.???? The efficacy of this methodology can not be certified by me however India never fails to amaze ???????? Truly Incredible India #corona#COVID19Pandemic#CoronavirusIndiapic.twitter.com/PuOhzy7TVl— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) July 24, 2020
The video was shared on Twitter by the handle @supriyasahuias. It has already received over 88k views within a few days of being uploaded, as well as 6k likes and counting. The man in the video was seen connecting a small rubber pipe to the nozzle of the pressure cooker, from where the steam escapes. The steam was then redirected through the pipe into several dishes full of vegetables such as beans, pumpkin, bitter gourd and tomato. He simply let the steam sprinkle itself onto the vegetables in order to make them hygienic and ready for consumption.
Several users poured in their reactions to the video on social media. Twitterati exclaimed in surprise and commended the man for his 'jugaad' of using the pressure cooker in a novel way. Although the technique he used was indeed an interesting one, many Twitter users warned against the dangerous nature of the hack. According to them, pressure cookers may end up seriously injuring the user when utilised in this manner. Further, some people suggested alternative ways to clean vegetables without undertaking the perils of using a pressure cooker. Take a look at some of the reactions on Twitter:
Is this going to sterilise? Cooking will do that for you.— Goonj???????? (@gunjanm) July 26, 2020
the veggies will get cooked / blanched. he can as well put them in boiling water????— Chao (@pothic) July 24, 2020
Nothing is going to happen with this other than amusement.— Sachin (@sach80in) July 24, 2020
I am not sure but it looks dangerous— SwatKat???? (@swatic12) July 25, 2020
In times of the Covid-19 pandemic, many such similar hacks have been widely circulated on social media. From liquid detergents to vegetable cleaning solutions, many products are being sold in the name of protecting from the disease. It is best not to give in to marketing gimmicks and only rely on official sources for information regarding how to clean vegetables and fruit produce properly. Here's an article that may help you know about the same.
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