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Safe to eat strawberry with alcohol - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Would it be safe to eat fruit, such as strawberries, that has been stored in alcohol for a week or so without refrigeration?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Alcohol are used as food preservative.
Doctor :   I can only comment this.
Doctor :   Please restrict your queries to health related queries alone.
User :   would there be any chance of microrgansims or a chemical reaction etc that could be harmful to a human/
Doctor :   Alcohol prevents growth of bacteria and parasites.
Doctor :   You would have to discuss with a food product experts to know about the chemical reactions.
Doctor :   As a doctor, I can only comment that alcohol has been used as a food preservative and is efficient in killing most of the bacteria and microorganisms.
Doctor :   Understanding the reactions of specific food against the alcohol are not the expertise of a medical doctor.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   this isn't helping. can you please provide a straight forward answer to a theoretical question? generally would it be safe for a human to consume?
Doctor :   It is safe in means of preventing the infections.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   However, it can cause gastric irritations leading to gastritis, if there are chemical reactions.
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