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The Most Dangerous Vegetables Revealed

Pumpkins, Turnips, Swedes oh my

The Most Dangerous Vegetables Revealed

You know how broccoli looks a bit like a nuclear blast? Cool eh? That's pretty much nothing to do with this story, because broccoli is relatively harmless.

The same cannot be said of swede, pumpkins and turnips, however, after a survey found that root veg is responsible for two-thirds of injuries in the kitchen.

The Telegraph reports that 25% of those surveyed Just-Eat said pumpkins were the toughest vegetable to chop while a fifth said rutabagas were the most dangerous. Slow news day?

Oddly two in five participants said they had injured themselves trying to imitate TV chefs while chopping veg. We've all done it.

Sheila Merrill, public health adviser at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), said (presumably with a straight face): “The kitchen is where some of the most serious home accidents occur and cuts are among the most common types of injury to happen, with tens of thousands of people attending A&E as a result each year.

"Good preparation is crucial when it comes to preventing kitchen accidents such as severe cuts, so make sure your knives are sharp and in a good condition, use a vegetable peeler where appropriate and do not rush chopping.

"Keep knives out of the reach of children and, if you’re involving young children in food preparation, supervise them at all times and help them to develop good skills in the kitchen.”

Via Telegraph

Image: Rex