How to clean fruit and vegetables

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30 Sep 2016 - General

Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is key to maintaining a healthy diet. However, the increasing number of food-borne outbreaks related to produce and growing concern about the use of pesticides on produce have made food safety an important issue in recent years.

Here are a number of ways in which you can effectively wash and handle your fruits and vegetables prior to cooking them.
1-Prepare produce for washing:

Remove fruits and vegetable from any packaging.

2-Wash your hands:

Use warm, soapy water to make sure that your hands are clean before handling any fresh produce.
3-Cut away any damaged or bruised areas of your produce.
4-Clean your counter top, cutting boards, and utensils.
5-Rinse produce with cool or cold water. 
6-Be gentle with fragileproduce:

Like raspberries, which crush easily and become mushy when they take in too much water, should not washed vigorously. Instead, put delicate produce in a colander and gently spray with water.
7-Scrub any produce with a thick skin. 
8-Dry produce after washing.

did you use these ways?

We usually use different way to wash vegetables and fruits. Not all vegetables and fruits need the same technique to be safe and clean. Mostly, fruits are easier to clean especially those grow on high trees such as mango and orange which end up peeled off any way before consuming. Cleaning Vegetables needs more attention. As some vegetables can be cleaned the same way as fruits due to their clean position on their trees like eggplants and zucchini, many other vegetables grow in the soil itself a...
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