Health Tip: Prevent Produce Problems

By on February 12, 2013

Produce can harbor germs that can make you sick, so it’s important to prepare these foods properly.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:

  • Just before you eat them, wash all vegetables and fruits with cool tap water.
  • Scrub firm produce (such as melons) with a produce brush. Rinse softer produce with plain water.
  • Throw away the outer leaves of a head of lettuce.
  • If you see any damaged or bruised spots on your produce, cut them out and discard.
  • Use a paper towel or clean dish towel to dry produce.
  • Cook any raw sprouts before eating.

Source: HealthDay

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