Here’s Why You Should Be Careful When You’re Picking Out Fruits and Veggies
You've been told all your life that you should eat your vegetables. However, a new report says that could be bad for you!Here's a list of the most contaminated produce according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group:
- Sweet bell peppers
- Cherry tomatoes
Here's some tips to help you properly clean your fruit/veggies:
- Make sure your produce are free of bruises, mold, or other signs of damage. Use a sharp knife to cut the damaged part of the fruit away.
- Store your produce in the fridge at 40 degrees or lower.
- Wash the produce BEFORE you peel it. Rinse it under cool running tap water gently rubbing it. For firm produce like melons, use a soft brush to scrub the produce.
- For "bumpy" produce like broccoli, soak the produce in cold water for 1 to 2 minutes to remove contaminates.
- Use a clean paper towel or cloth to dry the produce.
For more tips on cleaning your produce, click HERE.