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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.
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