Think your plastic chopping board is more hygienic than a wooden one? You're wrong.
Plastic chopping boards in fact harbour much more bacteria than their wooden cousins, according to Allrecipes magazine.
And when you find out how disgusting a plastic board can really get, you may never want to use one again.
Plastic chopping boards may be easier to wipe clean but a study found they harbour more bacteria than wooden ones
With their wipe-clean surfaces, many assume that a plastic chopping board is more hygienic because it's easier to clean.
But several studies have revealed that bacteria multiplies much quicker on plastic boards.
A study found that bacteria thrived on plastic boards overnight but died on wood. The severe dents in a plastic board can also harbour germs. One experts says to use wood for everything except meat.