Almost everyone should be eating more fruits and vegetables. You know that. But do you know why it’s important to wash your produce before eating it?
In our modern world, almost no food is 100% free of dirt and chemicals. Surprisingly, even organic produce may contain some pesticide residues.
Washing produce is important to prevent foodborne illness and substantially reduce your exposure to pesticides.
To reduce your pesticide exposure, the conventional advice is to choose organic food when you can, especially for the foods most likely to be contaminated with pesticides. And then, to wash your fruits and veggies before eating or cooking with them.
But, what is the best way to wash your produce to remove dirt and chemicals on vegetables?
Science has given us answers. And we’ll share them with you. We want to help you make the best use of your time and money and to ensure the food you eat and serve is as safe as possible.
Designer: Minh Quan
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