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:

  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Celery
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumbers

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.

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