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I feel there is no harm in trying these innovative steam bags as these are free of course. But one thing that might come to mind immediately is of using plastic in the microwave.Remember the studies or rumors that plastic emits dioxins when placed in the microwave.
Here is the clarification from plastic info.org
I got an e-mail from Johns Hopkins alleging that microwaving food in plastic containers releases dioxin. Is this true?
No. This is an e-mail hoax that has been circulating the Internet for years. Dioxins are a group of compounds that can be produced by combustion at very high temperatures. The vast majority of plastics used in food wraps and packaging do not contain the chemical constituents needed to form dioxins. And dioxins form at very high temperatures, typically above 700 degrees Fahrenheit — much higher than the temperatures that would be generated by microwave cooking. You also may hear claims that using plastic containers in the freezer can “release” dioxins — which is also untrue. According to the FDA, which regulates food packaging, “With regard to dioxins, we have seen no evidence that plastic containers or films contain dioxins and know of no reason why they would.”
The e-mail and its alleged ties to Johns Hopkins University or Walter Reed Army Medical Center (depending on which version you receive) are part of the hoax, and both organizations have publicly disavowed the claims.
Just because something is *plastic* doesn’t mean you should put it in the microwave. These are from reputed Ziploc® Brand and made for it, so I assume no worries that are related to safety part but how good it steam cooks is what to be looked into by trying these samples.
Here is the description of Ziploc® Brand Zip ’n Steam™ Bags :
Ziploc® Brand Zip ’n Steam™ Bags combine the taste and nutritional benefits of steam cooking with all the convenience of your microwave. They’re great for fresh or frozen vegetables, seafood, poultry and more.
The bag has patented vents that allow food to be steamed under pressure — so that it’s cooked thoroughly and evenly — for healthy meals in minutes.
Food can be placed in a Ziploc® Brand Zip ’n Steam Bag and then stored in the refrigerator prior to cooking. For longer storage, place in freezer for up to two weeks.
Cooking instructions are printed on each bag, and recipes are included in every pouch. For more tips and recipe ideas, visit www.ziploc.com/steamerbags.