Scientist Susan Eksted said that what most people are doing is a big mistake. According to her, leaving the food in the fridge overnight to slowly defrost is completely wrong!
She claims that the best way to defrost the food is to place it in cold water, and not to acknowledge all the myths about food. This way you will preserve the taste of the food, because the water conducts heat better than air. Also this is the fastest way to defrost meat and fish.
“There has never been any good scientific evidence behind the advice that food should be thawed in the refrigerator. Maybe the idea behind this advice is that refrigerator thawing is most hygienic. It is true that meat and other foodstuffs should be stored in the refrigerator if they are thawed, but it is definitely better to thaw food quickly in water if you are going to use it right away.”
She also said that the best way to defrost meat is to wrap the meat in a transparent foil and put it in cold water. And, she also thinks that people who defrost meat in a microwave are also making a big mistake, because this process can damage the meat a lot. Even though you can use this meat to prepare many meals, you need to avoid defrosting your meat in a microwave.