Tinfoil - Not What We Thought

Tinfoil - Not What We Thought

tinfoil Putting away leftovers is quite easy thanks to tin foil. The moldable foil has a wonderful reputation of storing even the messiest of foods in a nice package in the refrigerator or freezer. But is this tin wrapper a healthy way to store food?

While some people believe aluminum foil to not be healthy as a small percentage of studies have shown that roughly 2 to 6 milligrams of aluminum was found in foods that were stored or cooked in the foil, a majority of the research done on the storage wrapper has concluded that tin foil is in fact safe to cook with and store food in.

There has been much concern over the fact that aluminum has neurotoxic properties but there has been no direct link to neurodegenerative diseases. Along the same lines, aluminum has been thought to be a carcinogen, but, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Toxicology Program sings a different tune, stating that aluminum foil will not increase a person’s cancer risk.

With your concerns now at bay, why not enjoy a phenomenally flavored recipe in which you pouch up delicious ingredients, throw the package on the grill, only to unwrap it later to find the most fantastic “present”.

You most likely will not need aluminum foil to store the leftovers because this recipe is so good, you will eat it all!

Salmon Baked in Foil

  • 4 (5 ounces each) salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped, or 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 2 chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sprinkle salmon with 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir the tomatoes, shallots, 2 tablespoons of oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to blend.

Place a salmon fillet, oiled side down, atop a sheet of foil. Wrap the ends of the foil to form a spiral shape. Spoon the tomato mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the fish and tomato mixture, covering completely; seal the packets closed. Place the foil packet on a heavy large baking sheet. Repeat until all of the salmon have been individually wrapped in foil and placed on the baking sheet. Bake until the salmon is just cooked through, about 25 minutes. Using a large metal spatula, transfer the foil packets to plates and serve.

- , CEO, Wise Choice Health, Inc

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