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Learn about healthy and safe barbecue methods on Eid Al-Adha

Grilling meat is an essential part of the Eid al-Adha rituals for Egyptian families, and there are ways to make the process of grilling safe, healthy and delicious, including grilling vegetables with meat to add more nutrients, according to what was published by the website “healthline”.

Is gas barbecue safer than charcoal?

Gas grilling is safer than charcoal grilling, to reduce PAH formation. However, keep in mind that gas grilling only reduces, but does not eliminate, these risks..

Meat and vegetables

You can prepare a complete meal and grill skewers using vegetables, fruits and small pieces of meat, this is a great way to prepare a colorful and healthy dinner on the grill, by cutting the meat into smaller pieces helps to cook it as quickly as possible.

Roast it at low temperatures

You can use a low flame to keep the temperature normal, you can also move the coals aside while keeping the meat in the middle of the grill, cooking this way may take longer, but if you keep the temperatures low, you will reduce the formation of carcinogens.

Reduce cooking times

You can reduce the risk of cancer by reducing the time the meat spends on the grill, you can do this by cooking the meat in the microwave before grilling and you will still get that distinctive grilled taste.

Soak the meat first

The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends marinating meat and fish for at least 30 minutes before grilling.

Get rid of fat in meat

Fat is what causes meat to drip and create smoke responsible for PAHs. Choosing less fatty cuts of meat may reduce this risk. You can also eliminate any visible fat when preparing meat for grilling..

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