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Best Ways to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

By:Sunny  Time:2015-11-20


Washing fruits and vegetables is the best way to reduce your risks for food-borne illness.
Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables will keep us healthy. Research has shown that eating lots of fresh produce reduces the risk of some cancers and other diseases. Due to promotions such as the Produce for Better Health Foundation’s 5 A Day The Color Way campaign, people in the U.S. are encouraged to eat more fruits and vegetables as a part of their normal diet. This is good for public health. On the other hand, we also hear safety warnings about raw fruits and vegetables. News reports have linked Salmonella and E. coli outbreaks with alfalfa and other sprouts. Fruits and vegetables are often eaten raw, without cooking to destroy pathogens. Thus they are potential sources of food-borne illness.
 
What are the best ways to Wash Fruits and Vegetables?
1. Wash your hands with hot soapy water before and after preparing food.
2. Clean your counter top, cutting boards, and utensils after peeling produce and before cutting and chopping.
3. Wash kitchen surfaces and utensils with hot, soapy water after preparing each food item.
4. Do not wash produce with soaps or detergents.
5. Use clean potable cold water to wash items.
6. For produce with thick skin, use a vegetable brush to help wash away hard-to-remove microbes.
7. Produce with a lot of nooks and crannies like cauliflower, broccoli or lettuce should be soaked for 1 to 2 minutes in cold clean water.
8. Some produce such as raspberries should not be soaked in water. Put fragile produce in a colander and spray it with distilled water.
9. Don’t forget that homegrown, farmers market, and grocery store fruits and vegetables should also be well washed.

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